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Raw Banana & Paneer Kababs

Simple to make and delicious, these kababs were a part of dinner last night. Sufficiently pushed by the good folks who follow my blog's Facebook page, who asked me to share this recipe when I posted a picture - this quick post is for them :) These make a perfect starter, you could make these even sm
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Servings 10 serving


  • 3 bananas small raw
  • 1/2 cup paneer - finely crumbled or grated
  • coriander leaves fresh , chopped
  • 2 tbsps onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 clove garlic grated ,
  • pinch nutmeg freshly grated
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala good powder (by good, I mean fresh and fragrant)
  • 1 tbsp semolina bread / crumbs
  • 3/4 tsp salt


  • Cut the bananas in half (length wise) and pressure cook with peel or boil them until very soft.
  • Once cool enough to handle, remove peels. These will slip off easily with a squeeze, if the bananas are well cooked. Mash with a fork.
  • Add all other ingredients except oil. Pinch off 10 portions, flatten on palm and place in single layer on a plate. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes or covered with cling film until you need to make them.
  • Grease a non stick tava / grill pan. Cook these on both side with little oil until golden. Serve hot with chutney or Tabasco sauce.


You can use mashed potatoes instead of raw banana and tofu instead of paneer too! Don't use too much onion, I've deliberately used a couple of spoons only, just for flavouring and not as a vegetable.
(c) Nandita Iyer 2006-2015