Kele Ke Kofte

This is one of my favorite kofta recipes. Easy to make and tastes awesome.


  • For the Kofta
  • 4 Raw Bananas
  • 1/2 Cup Gram Flour / Besan
  • 2 Chilies
  • 1 Tsp Grated Ginger
  • Salt as Per Taste
  • 1 Tbsp Ghee
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • For the Curry
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 2 Green Chilis
  • 1/4 Cup Ground Nuts
  • 1 Small Onion
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 Inch Ginger
  • 1 Tbsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Garam Masala
  • 1 Tbsp Coriander Powder
  • Salt as Per Taste


Prep: 20 minutes
Cooking: 60 minutes

  1. First prepare koftas – Slice each banana into 4 pieces without peeling them.
  2. Boil it in the cooker, till you hear 1 whistle. Peel the boiled bananas and mash them.
  3. Add gram flour, masalas, salt and ghee and knead a soft dough.
  4. Apply oil in your palms and for small balls and keep it aside.
  5. Deep fry these koftas in oil till its golden brown and keep it aside.
  6. Prepare the curry – Grind tomatoes, onion, ginger garlic, chilies and groundnuts in the mixer.
  7. Add oil in the pan. Once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds, hing.
  8. Add the tomato, onion and ground nuts paste in the oil and cook it for 2 -3 mins on medium flame.
  9. Add all masalas (turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and garam masala) and salt, let it cook for 5-10 mins, till the paste is cook properly and starts releasing oil.
  10. Add ½ cup water and cook for another 5 mins (You may add more water, depending on how thick you would like the gravy to be).
  11. Add koftas to the gravy, garnish it with coriander leaves and serve immediately. You may serve it with roti’s or rice.