Thursday, July 19, 2012

GOING BANANAS - Vazhaikkai Urundai Masala kuzhambu - Banana Kofta Curry

GOING BANANAS!
VAAZHAIKKAI URUNDAI MASALA KUZHAMBU
My granddaughter loves to help me cook and she loves to eat koftas. I wanted to prepare a raw banana dish for the next banana post. And a bulb flashed in my head!  'Banana Koftas!' Wow! 'One stone two mangoes!'  The next minute granddaughter and grandmother were busy raising a storm in the kitchen ! And here is Vaazhaikkai Urundai Masala Kuzhambu! 



INGREDIENTS FOR THE MASALA KUZHAMBU / GRAVY
Onion - 1 
Tomatoes - 4 
 Oil - 2 tbsps 
Ginger - 1 small piece 
Garlic - 2 pearls 
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp + 1/2 tsp 
Cinnamon - 1 small piece 
Turmeric powder - 1 pinch
Sambar Powder - 2 tsps 
 Sugar - a pinch
Salt - 2 tsps 
Milk - 1 cup 
Coriander leaves 

METHOD FOR PREPARING THE MASALA KUZHAMBU/ GRAVY 
1. Chop the tomatoes into small pieces and keep aside. 
2. Peel and chop the onion into chunks. 
3. Grind the chopped onion with peeled ginger, peeled garlic, 1 tsp cumin seeds, turmeric powder and cinnamon into a coarse paste. 
4. Heat oil in a kadai and add half tsp of cumin seeds. 
5.When the cumin seeds splutter add the coarsely ground onion paste and keep stirring. 
6. Let the paste become golden in colour  emanating a pleasant aroma. 


7. Stir in the chopped tomatoes, sambar powder, salt and sugar. 


8. Cover and cook on low flame stirring now and then. 
9. When the tomato disintegrates into a slushy paste add milk. 


10. Cook till the gravy turns bright red in colour and switch off flame. 

INGREDIENTS FOR THE URUNDAIS / KOFTAS 
Raw bananas - 2 
Salt - 1/2 tsp 
Sambar powder - 1/2 tsp 
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp 
Oil - for frying 
METHOD FOR PREPARING THE URUNDAIS /KOFTAS 
1. Cut the raw bananas into two or three pieces along with the peel. 


2. Immerse in water and boil till the banana pieces are just cooked. 
3. Drain and cool well. 
4. Grate the cooked and cooled  bananas.


5. Add salt, sambar powder and cumin seeds.


6. Mix gently,

 

 and form into small lemon size balls without pressing hard. 


7. Heat oil in a kadai and fry the vaazhaikkai urundais / koftas gently till they become golden in colour. 


8. Drain them well. 
9. Drop the urundais / koftas into the hot masala kuzhambu / gravy and garnish with chopped coriander leaves. 


Enjoy the hot Vaazhaikkai Urundai Masala Kuzhambu with your favourite rice or roti.

3 Post your Comments:

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Tempting and real mouthwatering dish...

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Priya said...

Super tempting kofta curry.

Srimathi said...

Such an awesome idea. I hope you had fun cooking them.