I have been eating these patties or ‘kele ke kebab’ as they were called since childhood. I always enjoyed their simple flavors. Now my children love them. These are really easy to make and if you have boiled potatoes and plantains at hand then you can have them ready in a jiffy.
Makes about 16 patties
Boiled potatoes: 4 medium
Boiled plantains (kachche kele): 2
Roasted peanuts: 2 tbsp. toasted and lightly pounded
ginger-garlic-green chilly paste: 1.5 large tbsp.
chat masala — 1/2 tsp.
1/4 tsp. cumin seeds
Some fine rava for the coating
salt to taste
Boil the bananas and plantains together. Peel and mash when cooled.
Add all the ingredients to the mash except rava and make a mixture. You may add finely chopped coriander leavers or parsley to the mix for added flavor.
Now with your hands, make thin, round patties. Cook them on a non-stick tava or griddle with very little oil. I do put a coating of fine rava on both sides so that they get a crunchy exterior. Sometimes, I may even use bread crumbs in the mix for softer patties.
It just takes a couple of minutes on each side to get a lovely brown coating. Serve the patties hot as an evening snack along with ketchup or chutney. Goes really well with tea.