12 tsp of sliced almonds, pistachios, cashews, and green dried raisins
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tblsp of rice flour
1 cup pure ghee for frying
1. Wash and boil the bananas with the skin.
2. Remove the skin and seeds of the bananas and mash them. Add 1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder and 1/2 tsp of cardamom powder, and mix well. If you have a sweet tooth, add some sugar to this mix, I left out the sugar.
3. Make 12 balls of mashed bananas.
4. Sautée the mixed nuts and raisins in 1 tsp of ghee, then add 2 tspn of sugar and a little water. Once the sugar syrup turns thick, let it cool. Add 1 tsp of vanilla extract to this mix.
5. Flatten each ball in your palm, add a tsp of the nut mix in the center, and try to seal the ball. See pics.
6. Roll the balls in rice flour and deep fry them. Some recipes suggest flattening the patty before frying, which is what I did. Also, I shallow fried on medium low.
Makes 12 servings.
Rita Jamshed Kapadia
Cookbooks are available on Amazon. Rita has published the MEGA "Manna of the 21st Century Parsi Cuisine cookbook" and several other mini cookbooks.