SHRAVAN – PART 3
Auspicious month of Shravan or Sawan – the fifth month in the Hindu calendar and is considered to be a sacred. In entire west India, especially in Gujarat and Maharashtra most of the Hindus fast for entire month or on specific days of the week.
Shravan is on its full swing and with it comes the responsibility of cooking something which is salt-free, sans onion and garlic yet appetizing and healthy. Too much to ask for? Do not worry; We have come to your rescue with some remarkably innovative recipes which are also less hassle.
Raw Banana Kebab: Raw(green) banana is one of the most useful vegetable in Indian vegetarian cuisine. Specially Bengali cuisine are using all parts of banana plant in food.
- 4 raw bananas,
- boiled and grated
- ¼ cup rajgira flour
- 4 tbsp roasted peanuts, coarsely crushed
- 3 green chillies, finely chopped
- 1 tsp roasted cumin
- 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
- ½ tsp black pepper powder
- Fasting salt to taste
- Oil for deep frying
- In a big bowl, mix boiled and mashed banana, rajgira flour, roasted peanut, green chillies, chopped coriander leaves, cumin seeds, black pepper powder and salt.
- Divide the banana dough into 10 parts.
- Lightly grease your palms and shape them as you like.
- Heat oil in a wok and gently fry the kebabs until golden brown, turning them occasionally.
- Remove the kebabs from oil and drain on paper napkin.
- Serve hot with coriander chutney.
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