Monday, 29 July 2013

Green Plantain Dumplings/Green Plantain Dumpling Curry/Kanchkolar Kofta Curry

My last two posts are non veg recipes but today I have come up with an traditional vegetarian dish of Bengal. Traditional recipes are becoming obsolete with the emerging trends of fast foods in today's busy life. We do not even have time to cook simple meal and often we end up using ready to eat food packets which are not good for health. Hence, we see an upright graph of lifestyle diseases. Spend some time in weekend  and try this authentic Bengali dish Kanchkolar Kofta Curry.

Raw green plantain are rich in certain minerals and vitamins, good for health. It contains high fibre, potassium, vitamin A, Iron and some fatty acids (Omega-3 and -6 fatty acids ). Include green plantain in your diet chart soon to get all the goodness of it.

Green Plantain Dumplings/Green Plantain Dumpling Curry/Kanchkolar Kofta Curry


Green Plantain – 2
Potato – boiled & mashed, 1 cup
Onion – 1, finely chopped
Green chilli – finely chopped, 2 teaspoon
Gram flour – 2-3 teaspoon
Chat masala – 1 teaspoon
Dry ginger powder – 2 teaspoon
Sugar – ½ teaspoon
Salt to taste
Refined oil


Peel the green plantain and boil them. Now take them in a bowl and mash them well. Add the mashed potato into it. Put chopped onions & green chilli, chat masala powder, sugar, salt, dry ginger powder and gram flour. Mix them well and make dough. Take equal parts from dough and make lemon size balls using your palms. Now heat oil in a pan and deep fry them till they are golden brown in color. Serve them hot as snacks or starter. You can use them to make Kofta curry.

Ingredients for Gravy

Potato - 2, (cut into cubes & fry them with salt and turmeric powder)
Onion - 2, sliced
Ginger Paste - 2 teaspoon
Cumin powder - 1 teaspoon
Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Kashmiri red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Tomato puree - 1/2 cup
Green chilli - 2-3
Ghee - 1 teaspoon
Bay Leaf - 2
Dry red chilli - 1
Turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Mustard oil


Heat oil in a pan and put bay leaf, cumin seeds & red chilli for seasoning. Add onion and start frying them. After some time add ginger paste and green chilli. Cook them well. Add all the dry spices and cook them under slow flame. Add tomato puree and sugar to balance the extra sourness. Cook the gravy by adding little water. When it takes little brownish color, add the fried potato. Cover them with a lid for 5 minutes. Pour a glass of water and allow it to boil. Taste the salt of the gravy and add the fried dumplings. Boil for 2 more minutes and finally garnish with a handful of fresh coriander leaves & add few drops of desi ghee. "Kanchkolar Kofta Curry" is ready for you and serve it with plain rice.



  1. I do agree that its about fast food though I am not so into such types. Nice use to the plantains and added into the curry.

  2. usually I made this kofta curry oftenly. Yours looks perfect and delicious.

    today's post:

  3. Very very delicious Amrita... looks yummy...

  4. Yummy looking koftas !! Never knew plantain was this healthy :)

  5. Nice one Amrita :)Keep in touch :)

  6. Delicious one.. Thanks for linking to my event.

  7. Tempting recipe...and thanks for linking my event.
    I did not find logo and link in your sidebar...request you to do that...

  8. I love plantains - thank you for introducing me to this traditional recipe


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