Saturday, 9 November 2013

This Pulao with koftas made from banana flower (also known as Mocha or Kele Ka Phool) is a delicious vegan whole meal. The dish itself is very easy to cook and does not take much time, but making the banana flower ready to cook is a time consuming job.

Pulao with kofta made from banana flower, whole meal
Banana Flower Kofta Pulao

Kofta ingredients:

Chopped and boiled banana flower – 5 tbsp
Boiled potato – 1 small
Gram flour – 1 tbsp
Ginger paste – 1tsp
Chilli sauce – 1tbsp
Tomato sauce – 1tbsp
Garam masala powder – ¼ tsp
Salt sugar

Pulao ingredients:

Soaked basmati rice – 2 cups
Tomato puree – 3 tbsp
Ginger paste – 1 tsp
Mace and nutmeg powder – ½ tsp
Garam masala powder – ¼ tsp
Bay leaf – 1 pc
Caraway seeds (shahi jeera) – 1tsp
Green cardamom – 2-3 pcs
Cloves – 2-3 pcs
Cinnamon – 2-3 pcs
White pepper powder – 1 tsp
Sugar – 6 tbsp
Salt
White oil
Ghee – 2 tbsp

Preparation:

Kofta: Take a mixing bowl and mix all ingredients of kofta except gram flour. Mix it very well and now add gram flour as you need because this is used for binding. Now mix it and divide to make 12 balls. Heat oil in a pan and fry the koftas till brown.


Pulao: Heat oil in wok and put bay leaf, caraway seeds, whole cinnamon, green cardamom and cloves. After 1 minute, when the spices start spluttering add ginger paste and after that add tomato puree and stir well. After 2-3 minutes add soaked rice and stir it and fry for 2 minutes. Now add salt, garam masala powder and 3 cup water and cover it. `After 10 minutes, when rice is done, add sugar and mix it. Now add mace-nutmeg powder and koftas and mix it very lightly. Now add ghee and cover it for 2 minutes. 

Your banana flower kofta pulao is now ready. Serve it hot.


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