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Vazaikai cutlet (Raw Banana cutlet)


Ingredients
:
Vazaikai (raw banana) – 1
Carrot – ¼ cup (grated)
Onion – ¼ cup (finely chopped)
Ginger – ½ inch piece (grated)
Garlic – 1 clove (grated)
Coriander leaves – 2 teaspoons (finely chopped)
Curry leaves – 5 or 6 (finely chopped) 
Kasuri Methi – 1 teaspoon 
Green chilli – 1 (finely chopped)
Salt - 1 teaspoon
Rice flour – 1 tablespoon
Oil – for shallow frying
Powders:  
Chilli powder – ¼ teaspoon
Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon 
Tempering: 
Coconut oil – 1 tablespoon 
Cumin seeds - ½ teaspoon

Makes12 cutlets

Method:

  1. Boil vazaikai (raw banana) in a closed pan with water. (takes approx. 10 to 12 minutes).
  2. Once cooked & cooled, peel the skin of the raw banana & keep aside.
  3. Heat coconut oil in a non stick flat pan.
  4. Add cumin seeds, grated ginger, garlic, green chillies & saute until golden brown.
  5. Add finely chopped onion saute for a minute or 2.
  6. Allow the cooked mixture to cool.
  7. Peel skin of the raw bananas.
  8. Add the cooked mixture, grated carrot, kasuri methi, curry leaves, coriander leaves, powders mentioned, salt, rice flour to the cooked raw banana pieces.
  9. Mash well with hands for an even consistency without lumps.
  10. Make 12 equal balls & flatten between palms.
  11. Heat a thin layer of oil in a flat pan.
  12. Arrange the patties & fry both sides to golden brown.
  13. Could also be served with mint chutney/tomato sauce.