Raw Banana Cutlets

And my obsession with tikkis/cutlets continues. I mean what else does one do? Two kids, poles apart in their tastes when it comes to food (apart from junk food of course) and three meals a day! If you have kids you know the war that ensues at mealtimes, right? But tikkis never disappoint! One can control the spice quotient without compromising on the taste and camouflage as many veggies as you like within, a complete meal, which the kids feed themselves with minimal mess. I always hide some raisins/sultanas inside and make it into an edible “treasure hunt.” This time it’s the turn of raw bananas to get mashed into yummy cutlets. Another easy-peasy recipe for you:



Raw Banana Cutlets


  • Raw banana, medium-sized- 3 (approximately 200gms)
  • Big Potato, boiled and mashed- 1
  • Small onion, chopped fine- 1 (optional)
  • Freshly grated coconut- 2 tablespoons (pre-packed desiccated coconut can be used too)
  • Coriander leaves, chopped fine- 2 tablespoons
  • Green chili chopped fine-1 (optional)
  • Turmeric powder-1/4 teaspoon
  • Amchoor (raw mango powder)- 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder-1/2 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala-1 teaspoon
  • Ajwain (caraway seeds)-1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds- ¼ teaspoon
  • Curry leaves- 6-8
  • Ginger-garlic paste- 1 teaspoon
  • Raisins/Sultanas- 10
  • Salt-1 teaspoon or to taste
  • Oil-2 tablespoons for shallow frying


  1. Cut the banana into half (with skin on) and boil in hot water, covered for approximately ten minutes. Drain the water, peel the skin and discard. Once the banana comes to room temperature, mash it well and keep aside
  2. In a wide heavy-bottomed pan add oil, then add cumin seeds and curry leaves when the oil is hot. Once the seeds start to splatter, add ginger-garlic paste, stir well for a minute and add the mashed banana and potato followed by all the powdered masalas, caraway seeds, onion, coconut, green chili and coriander and mix well for another 5 minutes on low heat
  3. Turn off the heat and add salt and raisins and give it one final mix
  4. Once the mixture has cooled down, shape it into desired shape and shallow fry until golden brown


Calories (per cutlet)- 45 Nutrition- Fiber, Vitamin C, Potassium, Manganese, Vitamin B6, Carbohydrate It does wonders for your-Energy/Gut/Immunity/Sleep/Nerve and Liver function This is “My 1pm/3pm Meal


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  • Reply
    November 17, 2017 at 5:49 am

    This is the one Wholesome meal!!!:)

    • Reply
      November 17, 2017 at 9:04 am

      Thank you so much!

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