Humaiyra Aunty's Beef Banana Tikka

    40 mins

    I have had several unripe banana curries and snacks. This is the first time I found a recipe for an unripe banana beef tikka. A tikka is somewhat like a kabab, both of which are usually made of minced meat balls. During Eid-ul-Adha, beef becomes very popular as most people would buy and sacrifice cows in the name of Allah. Beef tikkas are widely made during this special holiday, and coming Eid, if you want to try something new, then you should try the tikka with some bananas!


    Dhaka, Bangladesh
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    Serves: 5 

    • 2-3 big sized unripe bananas
    • 1/2 kg minced beef
    • As needed- salt
    • 1 handful coriander leaves
    • 5-6 green chillies, chopped into small rings
    • 1/2 cup sliced onions
    • 1/2 tablespoon coriander powder
    • 1 tablespoon garam masala powder
    • 1 tablespoon crushed black peppers
    • 2-3 tablespoon vegetable or soyabean oil

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Boil unripe whole bananas in water.When the bananas have been boiled,set aside for cooling.
    2. Peel the skin off the bananas, and break the bananas into small pieces on a bowl. Mash and mix well with hand. Add in the minced beef, salt, coriander leaves, chopped green chillies and sliced onions. Continue to mash the mixture and add coriander powder, garam masala powder and crushed black peppers. Mash until the spices have been mixed completely and the onions have become soft.
    3. Make small balls, the size is usually that of ping pong balls. The balls should not be too big or flat or else there will be a chance that the meat breaks off.
    4. Heat a pan with oil on medium-high heat and fry the balls, a few at a time. Do not add too much oil as the tikkas will get too oily and will not taste good. The frying should be done when the balls turn red or brown red in color.
    5. When the meat balls have turned red, lower the heat and put lid on for 10-15 minutes.

    Serving suggestion

    The tikkas taste great with tetul chutney or tomato chilli sauce. You can also have the tikkas with pulao as a side dish.

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