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Vazaikai cutlet (Raw Banana cutlet)


Ingredients
:
Vazaikai (raw banana) – 1
Carrot – 1 (grated)
Methi leaves – 3 teaspoons (finely chopped)
Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
Ginger – 1 inch piece (finely chopped)
Garlic – 1 clove (finely chopped)
Coriander leaves – 1 teaspoon (finely chopped)
Curry leaves – 10 (finely chopped)
Green chilli – 1 (finely chopped)
Chilli powder – ¼ teaspoon
Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon
Coconut oil – 2 teapoons
Oil – 2 teaspoons
Besan – 2 teaspoons

Makes8 to 10 patties

Method:

  1. Boil vazaikai (raw banana) in a closed pan with water, a pinch of salt, hing & turmeric powder (takes 7 to 10 minutes).
  2. Once cooked & cooled, peel the skin of the raw banana & keep aside.
  3. Heat oil in a non stick kadai.
  4. Add finely chopped ginger, garlic, green chillies & sauté for a minute.
  5. Add finely chopped onion sauté for 2 minutes.
  6. Allow the cooked mixture to cool.
  7. Mash the cooked raw bananas nicely.
  8. Add the cooked mixture, grated carrot, finely chopped methi leaves, curry leaves, coriander leaves, chilli powder, coriander powder, salt, besan to the mashed raw bananas.
  9. Mix very well with hands for an even consistency to form dough.
  10. Make equal balls of the dough.
  11. Flatten the balls. 
  12. Heat a dosa tawa & arrange the patties.
  13. Sprinkle a teaspoon of oil on 5 patties.
  14. After one side done, flip sides, sprinkle a teaspoon of coconut oil (coconut oil enhances the taste & flavour of the cutlet).
  15. Could be had as an evening snack/could also be served with mint chutney.


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