Pata Gobi Aur Kele Kofta Curry Recipe - No onion No Garlic

Pan fried koftas made from cabbage and raw banana dunk in a spicy and tangy tomato gravy is a must try recipe. Serve with phulka or naan and a salad by the side for a wholesome lunch or dinner.

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Pata Gobi Aur Kele Kofta Curry Recipe - No onion No Garlic
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Pata Gobi Aur Kele Kofta Curry Recipe is a No onion No Garlic dish where pan fried koftas made from cabbage and raw bananas are dunk in a spicy and tangy tomato gravy. The dish promotes Ayurveda way cooking as it does not include any onion or garlic in it. Ayurveda cooking is mainly pure and natural.

Usually koftas are deep fried but we have made the cabbage and raw banana koftas in a Kuzhi Paniyaram Pan. This way we end up using less oil and hence it makes the kofta curry a bit more healthier. 

Did you know: Raw banana contains potassium, vitamin A and B-complex vitamins which makes it a super food to help control heart rate and blood pressure, countering negative effects of sodium. They are also known to be diuretic and can help prevent kidney and bladder problems.

Serve the Pata Gobi Aur Kele Kofta Curry Recipe along with Phulka or Naan with Kachumber Salad Recipe With Cucumber, Onion & Tomatoes by the side.

If you are looking for more Kofta recipes here are some : 

  1. Lauki Kofta Recipe (Non Fried Doodhi Kofta)
  2. Sweet Potato & Oatmeal Kofta Curry (Non Fried)

Course: Lunch
Diet: No Onion No Garlic (Sattvic)
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

40 M


4 Servings


    For kofta balls
  • 1 Raw Banana , boiled and mashed
  • 1 cup Cabbage (Patta Gobi/ Muttaikose) , chopped
  • 1/2 cup Gram flour (besan)
  • 1 Green Chilli , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 2 tablespoons Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1 pinch Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt , to taste
  • 1 cup Cooking oil , for deep frying
  • For the curry
  • 3 Tomatoes , large tomatoes, pureed
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger , made into paste
  • 1 Green Chilli , slit
  • 1/2 cup Gram flour (besan)
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons Fresh cream
  • 2 tablespoons Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1 to 2 Bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds , freshly crushed
  • Salt , to taste
  • Cooking oil , as required

How to make Pata Gobi Aur Kele Kofta Curry Recipe - No onion No Garlic

  1. To begin making the Pata Gobi Aur Kele Kofta Curry Recipe, chop cabbage and press in batches to remove excess water. Collect the dry grated cabbage in a large mixing bowl.

  2. Cut the raw banana into half and pressure cook with water and salt till it is soft. Allow the pressure to release naturally and peel off the skin. Mash it completely and add it to the bowl with the cabbage.

  3. Into the cabbage and banana mash add besan, green chili, coriander, cumin powder, turmeric, garam masala, red chili powder and salt. Stir well to make a dry mix.

  4. Heat oil in a Kuzhi Paniyaram Pan and meanwhile make medium lemon sized kofta balls out of the mix and keep aside in a plate.

  5. Once the oil is hot, drop the kofta balls carefully into each cavities, fry till golden brown in color on all sides. 

  6. Transfer the fried kofta balls on an oil absorbent paper to absorb excess oil.

  7. In a separate kadhai/wok, heat oil to make the curry.

  8. Add bay leaf and within few seconds add grated ginger and saute for few seconds till the aromas of the ginger release. 

  9. Once done add besan and roast it for few seconds and immediately add the tomato puree in it and stir nicely for about a minute.

  10. After a minute add coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder and garam masala powder and saute the masala till oil starts leaving from sides.

  11. Now add 2 tablespoons of curd and saute for another minute or so. Once the masala starts smelling good, add fresh cream and mix nicely.

  12. Cook for another 2-3 mins and then add water to make the curry. The curry should be a little thick hence be careful while adding water.

  13. Adjust salt and let the curry come to a boil. Add freshly crushed cardamom, Mix well to combine and cover the pan. Simmer the curry for another 5 mins on low heat.

  14. After five minutes drop in the fried kofta balls and turn off the heat.

  15. Transfer the curry in a serving bowl and add a swirl of fresh cream to garnish along with some fresh coriander leaves and serve.

  16. Serve the Pata Gobi Aur Kele Kofta Curry Recipe along with Phulka or Naan with Kachumber Salad Recipe With Cucumber, Onion & Tomatoes by the side.

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Last Modified On Thursday, 04 July 2019 16:22
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