How to make delicious kanchakolar dalna

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By Abhijit

Last Updated Apr 12, 2022

How to make delicious kanchakolar dalna
Bengalis are not throwing any part of the banana tree. Banana stem is called thor which makes delicious recipies, next is banana flower or blossom which is called mocha, which is a very popular and favorite recipes of Bengalis. Banana leaves are used for paturi recipes and skin of banana makes a good recipe. Boil kanchakola or raw banana, then mix with gram flour and other ingredients and knead to dough and divide into six equal big round koftas. Now the koftas are fried and then simmered in a thick gravy made with onions, garlic and ginger and sometimes added with potatoes finished in a warm, spicy, cumin, coriander flavored sauce and this is How to make delicious kanchakolar dalna/Raw banana kofta curry.


Author: Abhijit Mukhopadhyay
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Bengali
Level of Cooking: Moderate
Preparation Time: 30minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Total time: 70 minutes
Servings: 3 Persons


Raw bananas 4 medium
Gram flour (besan) 2 tablespoons
Garlic 6-8 cloves
Ginger 2 inch piece
Green chili 02
Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon
Dry mango powder-1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil 4 tablespoon (including frying the koftas)
Bay leaf 1 (for tempering)
Cumin seeds (for tempering)
Onion grated 1 large
Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin powder ½ tea spoon
Cow ghee ½ teaspoon
Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

How to make delicious kanchakolar dalna

Cut into three pieces and boil raw bananas and peel it after comes to a room temperature.

Mash thoroughly.

Mix mashed bananas, gram flour, chopped green chili, and one teaspoon of the fresh ginger-garlic paste, half the red chilli powder and salt to taste.

Knead to dough and divide into six equal portions.

Shape them into round koftas.

Take a hard bottomed pan, heat oil and deep fry koftas on low-medium heat till golden brown in colour.How to make delicious kanchakolar dalna


How to make delicious kanchakolar dalna

Heat one tablespoon of oil in a pan, add bay leaf and cumin seeds for tempering.

As they splutter and sizzle adds the chopped onion and fry it for 5 minutes or till it becomes brown in colour.

Add remaining ginger-garlic paste and stir-fry for another 2 minutes then add remaining red chilli powder, turmeric powder,cumin powder, dry mango powder and cook on low-medium heat, stirring continuously till oil separates the gravy.How to make delicious kanchakolar dalna

Add two cups of water and salt and bring the gravy to a boil and cook for 3-4 minutes in low heat.

How to make delicious kanchakolar dalna
Now add the fried koftas and simmer it for five minutes.How to make delicious kanchakolar dalna

Turn off the oven, sprinkle garam masala and ghee over it.

Garnish and serve with rice or roti.

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