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Kanchkolar Cutlet (Green Banana Cutlets)

  • 6 green raw bananas (I'd use four green plantainos)
  • 2 onions either ground to a paste or chopped fine
  • 1 t ginger paste
  • 1 t turmeric paste
  • 1 t chili paste
  • 3 medium tomatoes, skinned and chopped
  • 2 T oil/margarine
  • oil/margarine/oil for frying cutlets
  • 1/2 t sugar
  • salt to taste
Peel green bananas.
Cut crosswise into 1 1/2 inch to 2 inch slices.
Rub bananas with a pinch of turmeric and some salt.
Place in a pan with water to cover.
Boil until bananas are cooked and quite soft.
Drain off water.

Heat oil/margarine in a pan.
Add onion, ginger, turmeric and chili pastes.
Mix well and fry 3 or 5 minutes.
Add skinned, chopped tomatoes and finally the mashed banana.
Mix thoroughly, adding salt and sugar to taste.

Remove from fire when mixture has browned and appears cooked.
Cool. Divide mixture into 12 potos and shape into cutlets quarter inch thick. Heat oil/margarine in frying pan and fry cutlets until well browned on both sides.
Remove and drain off.

Note: If banana mixture is too soft after cooking, sprinkle with a little flour to stiffen.

Serves 6