Green Banana Walnut Kebabs with garlic greens

Raw or Green banana is just an unripe yellow banana but it is firm and not sweet. It needs to be cooked (boiled or fried) to bring out the taste. Nutritionally, the green banana is a good source of fiber, vitamins and minerals, and contains a resistance starch that may help control blood sugar.

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Green Banana and Walnut Kebabs

It is pretty easy to cook and these cool kebabs and the addition of aromatic herbs and spices helps the banana stand out as the main ingredient.

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I used garlic greens since I had them harvested and was looking for  ways to use them. You can leave them out if you don’t have them.  I did not add a boiled potato as I would normally in veggie kebabs as the consistently looked perfect and I opted to leave the extra starch out.

This consistency should come out something like this:

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Green Banana and Walnut Kebabs Dough

Walnuts are my favorite tree nuts to use and always remind me of being under a walnut tree in Kashmir trying to bring down the big green raw nuts , breaking them apart and savoring the exquisite white flesh inside.  Besides the fabulous taste Walnuts are rich in omega-3 fats and contain higher amounts of antioxidants than most other foods.

 

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Green Banana and Walnut Kebabs

Green Banana and Walnut Kebabs

Green Banana and Walnut Kebabs

Green Banana and Walnut Kebabs

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 3 raw green bananasBananaKebabs-4
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1/3 cup mint leaves
  • 1 cup garlic greens (optional)
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1 cup dry walnuts
  • 1-2 inch piece of ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Avocado oil for frying ( you can use another oil you like)

Putting it together:

  1. Pressure cook the raw bananas in 1/2 cup water for about 3-4 whistles. You can also microwave the raw bananas in high for 5 minutes
  2. Add walnuts to a food processor and chop coarsely and set aside in a bowl.
  3. Add cilantro, mint, green garlic, green chili and ginger to the same food  processor and pulse until blended but still coarse. Transfer to the bowl with walnuts
  4. Pulse the cooked banana in the food processor and transfer this to the bowl with other ingredients as well. You can also mash the bananas by hand.
  5. Add salt, pepper, garam masala and cumin. Add rice flour a tablespoon at a time and mix everything together until you have a dough consistently. It should still be soft.
  6. Make balls, flatten to a patty and pan fry to a golden brown.
  7. Serve hot with cilantro mint garlic chutney .

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Taking this along with my  chutney will to  Angie’s Fiesta Friday where the co-hosts this week are Kaila @ GF Life 24/7 and Laurena @ Life Diet Health

29 Comments Add yours

  1. Just yesterday I was thinking of writing and asking if you use plantains, and today, this… serendipity!!

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    1. Yay…love the power of the mind! Do try them. Happy mother’s day Jhilmil….hugs and happiness.

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  2. Loretta says:

    What a wonderful and unique way to use green bananas, wow, I’m going to have to try this real soon. 🙂

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    1. Thanks Loretta. I do hope you try them and let me know how they turn out!

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  3. Wow… something completely different which just happens to be not only dairy free, but gluten free too! 🙂 These I must try – thanks for posting and sharing at Fiesta Friday. Presumably I could use chives in these too to pair with your chutney?

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    1. Thanks so much. Yes totally vegan and gluten free. Chives would absolutely work perfectly in both the chutney and the kebabs. I hope you will let me know how they turn out.

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      1. I will when I find all the ingredients – maybe at the weekend 🙂

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      2. OMGosh!!! Green banana is amazing! Thanks so much for introducing me to it! Check out my version of these on my blog today 🙂 (linked to you of course)! https://lifediethealth.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/green-banana-nut-cutlets-vegan-free-from/

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      3. How cool that you tried these out. I realize that I forgot to mention in my post that I cooked them with the peel on so very easy to peel afterwards 🙂

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  4. Loved it Zeba! I beg walnuts added a lot of creaminess to the otherwise very fibrous green bananas.

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    1. Thanks so much. The walnuts did give these a lot of texture and flavor. I just love walnuts in anything and I had this bag I got straight from Kashmir 🙂

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      1. Oh wow Kashmiri kagazi akhrot ❤️

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  5. Looks really tasty Zeba! 🙂

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  6. Jhuls says:

    Yum! These look so good!! 😀

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    1. Thanks Jhuls , they disappeared really fast 🙂

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  7. sarahjmir says:

    what an unusual and delicious recipe! thanks for sharing Priya!

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    1. sarahjmir says:

      my goodness I meant to type Zeba! don’t know how that happened!

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      1. 🙂 🙂 Thanks so much Sarah!

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  8. Kaila says:

    Yum! I’ve never cooked with raw or green bananas before, so it was great to learn a bit more about how to prepare them. And, this recipe sounds like the perfect start! The herb combination sounds absolutely delightful and the perfect compliment to these kebabs. Can’t wait to give them a try, and thanks for bringing them to this week’s fiesta! 😀

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    1. Thanks so much Kaila…they are really delicious and heathy and pretty easy to try. Do let me know how they turn out for you.

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  9. What an unusual mix but it sounds tasty as well – yum!

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  10. I would never have thought about doing something like this but it really sounds amazing!

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    1. Thanks so much. I do hope you try it out!

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  11. This is a great share!!!

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    1. Thank you Shy and I am so glad you stopped by my blog! Have a great weekend.

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