Plantain kofta with organic chickpea flour

Plantain kofta with organic chickpea flour is a delicious, easy, vegan and glutenfree appetiser option this holiday season or for just about any day. Made with plantains and mild Indian spices, these plantain kofta are made even more delicious with the addition of roasted organic chickpea flour from 24 Mantra Organic. If you are looking for a easy, 20 min dish to make for your vegetarian guests, this is a delicious and different starter. 

Plantain kofta with organic chickpea flour

No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.”
Laurie Colwin.

Plantain kofta with organic chickpea flour

This I know to be true. Often when I cook something that reminds me of home, I can picture it just as my mother used to make it. If I am in a particularly nostalgic mood I can even hear my granny’s whispers and gentle scoldings as I try to rush the cooking process. I woke up on Sunday with a sudden ennui. I lazed around for quite a bit feeling like doing nothing. But then I decided to goto the farmer’s market that opens up only on Thursdays and Sundays here. So off I went!!

And guess what? Turns out what the doctor (read me) diagnosed as ennui could be very well medicated  by a prescription of good organic whole foods! It took me approximately 5 secs to snap out of my black mood and turn into the cheery girl you see here so often. Food does that to you. It has the absolute power to turn a very dull blue day into a day you might remember as one of the best after you make something super delicious!

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Case in point, this mustard crusted chicken roast (PERFECT for Christmas or just about any Sunday actually. Video in the post). Boy did this turn my world the right way up that day! And these tequila lime chicken kebab platter that was published in Better Homes and garden Magazine! 

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So, anyways I bought I think almost all the vegetables and fruits that caught my fancy there. And somehow I also ended up with plantains. I mean, I am no plantain virgin. I have had them at my home when I was a kid, all too often. My mom makes a super mean plantain chips that can beat any store bought version and well, this plantain kofta with organic chickpea flour. Only difference, she probably didn’t take 20 pics and write about it. 😛 So anyhow I called up my mom and immediately got the recipe for these amazing plantain kofta with organic chickpea flour! So, thanks mom!! I owe you a big one.

Avocado and grilled corn quesadilla

Also, talking of fresh produce, did you see this avocado and grilled corn quesadilla and the pineapple sandesh I had made!? Just drop everything you are doing right now and go check those out. You will not be sorry. 

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I have 8 beautiful, healthy and tasty organic recipes right here on the Organics Mantra page. As you all know by now, I have collaborated with 24 Mantra Organic, a major organic brand to show you how delicious and fulfilling organic lifestyle can be. In fact, you can just check out the complete initiative on the Organic Mantras Page and check out all the Organic recipes created through this initiative. Follow them on Instagram and facebook to stay connected to the initiative.

Plantain kofta with organic chickpea flour

And you know what? Organic food actually tastes so much better! I used the organic chickpea flour from 24 Mantra Organics and it was just so much nuttier in taste. You will know what I am talking about when you roast it. The aroma you guys…just sublime! I also added some organic rice flour to these plantain kofta with organic chickpea flour to help make them a little crunchy on the outside. And it works so perfectly! You can check out their initiative at the Organic Mantras Page and also get a full list of the products they have right here. 

So anyhow, lets get down to the nitty gritties and talk about these plantain kofta with organic chickpea flour now, shall we? 

  • 1. Super easy
  • 2. Everyday ingredients. 
  • 3. Perfect starter/appetizer
  • 4. Good vegetarian option
  • 5. Vegan
  • 6. Gluten free.
  • 7. Fun, fast and fabulous!!
  • Plantain kofta with organic chickpea flour

Need more reasons? I don’t think so. And hey, if a carnivore like me loved (and I mean LOVED) it, it must be pretty darn good, right? Trust me on this one guys. With Christmas and New Year Eve Party season almost here, you need to arm yourself with all the fun, fast and fabulous dishes that you can and this here just fits the bill! 

Bonus: This plantain kofta with organic chickpea flour is a vegetarian starter that’s thankfully not paneer or mushroom! 😛 

Plantain kofta with organic chickpea flour

So go on make these delicious plantain kofta with organic chickpea flour and enjoy them with your guests. I love serving it with some hot sauce, a little yogurt and a basic green salad (cucumber, onions, lemon juice, chaat masala). Serve hot and feel the winter cold seep away from you with every bite of this plantain kofta with organic chickpea flour. 

Xo,

S.

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Plantain kofta with organic chickpea flour
Plantain kofta with organic chickpea flour is a delicious, easy, vegan and glutenfree appetiser option this holiday season or for just about any day. If you are looking for a easy, 20 min dish to make for your vegetarian guests, this is a delicious and different starter.
plantain kofta with organic chickpea flour
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings
Ingredients
plantain kofta with organic chickpea flour
Instructions
  1. Start with cutting off the top and tail of the plantain. Slice it in three pieces and pressure cook the two plantain with a little salt for 3-4 whistles. Boil a potato till cooked through. Remove the skin and mash the plantain together with the potato till no clumps remain,
  2. Dry roast the chickpea flour till nutty and slightly brown. Let it cool down.
  3. Grind the green chillies + ginger and coriander together to form a paste. Now add the paste, roasted chickpea flour , chopped onions and all the ingredients to the mash. Mix it thoroughly till everything is mixed.
  4. Make small spheres from the dough about the size of ping pong balls. Keep in fridge till needed ( 30 mins mandatory).
  5. When ready to eat, heat up enough oil to deep fry. Once the oil is heated (just starts to smoke), lower the heat. On medium low heat gently add 3-4 kofta at a time and fry them for 4-5 mins till cooked through and golden brown.
  6. Drain on tissues and serve hot with salad and ketchup!
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