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Saturday, October 10, 2020

Balekayi(Raw Banana) Tikki / Cutlet

3 large Raw Bananas / Balekayi (Preferred: Amunda / Manga Balekayi)
1 large Potato
1 large Onion
1/2 - 3/4 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
3/4 - 1 tsp Chilly powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Chat Masala
1/4 tsp Garam Masala
1/4 tsp Cumin seed powder
1/4 tsp Coriander seed powder
1/2 tsp dry Mango powder / Amchoor powder
1/2 tsp MTR Pav Bhaji Masala
10 - 12 strands of Coriander leaves
8 - 10 strands of Curry leaves
Pinch of Asafoetida powder
Salt to taste
1/4 cup Bread Crumbs or crushed Rusk
1/4 cup Bombay Rava / Semolina
2 tsp All Purpose flour
2 tsp Rice flour

Put potatoes, raw banana in a pressure cooker, add sufficient amount of water and cook.(1 whistle on high flame and 2-3 whistles in low/medium flame). Once the pressure goes off, immediately take off the potatoes, raw banana from the cooker and keep them aside. 
Once they come to room temperature remove the outer cover and grate them as shown in the picture.
Add little amount of salt and mix them well. Chop the coriander leaves, curry leaves, green chillies, onion into small pieces as shown in the picture below. 

Put 3-4 tsp oil in a thick bottomed vessel/pan and heat. Add ginger garlic paste and fry them for about 1-2 mins in low flame. Add chopped coriander leaves, asafoetida powder, turmeric powder and fry them for about 1-2 mins in low flame. 

Add cumin seed powder, coriander seed powder, garam masala, chilly powder, dry mango powder, Pav bhaji masala, chat masala  and mix them well.

Add grated potato, raw banana and mix them well. 

Fry them for about 2-3 mins in medium/low flame.

Take little amount of prepared masala and pat it to medium thick round shapes as shown in the picture below.

Put bread crumbs, semolina, rice flour, little amount of salt, chilly powder, asafoetida powder, turmeric powder and mix them well and keep it aside.

Put 2 tsp all purpose flour, little amount salt, 1/4 cup of water and mix them well. Dip the prepared patties in this mixture and then roll each patties in this prepared bread crumbs mixture and keep them aside.

Sprinkle 1-2 tsp oil in a pan and heat. Place the patties as shown in the picture below.

Sprinkle/apply little oil on both thesides of patties and cook in medium flame for about 4-5 mins until they turn golden in color as shown in the picture below.

Serve hot along with green mint chutney and tomato ketchup. The above mentioned ingredients will serve 20 Tikkis / Cutlets.