How to make Kanch Kolar Bora -

Delicious vadas made with raw bananas and potatoes.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Raw bananas (कच्चे केले), Medium potatoes

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Snacks and Starters

Kanch Kolar Bora

Kanch Kolar Bora Recipe Card


The Bengalis are great food lovers and take pride in their cuisine.  In fact so obsessed are they about food, that the man of the house goes to the market daily to buy a fresh supply vegetables and fish which is a must in their daily menu.  The medium of cooking is mustard oil which adds its own pungency.  Another very important item of Bengali cuisine is the variety of sweets or mishti as they call them.  Most of them are milk based and are prepared from chhena.
A meal, for the Bengali, is a ritual in itself.  Bengalis spend not only the great deal of time thinking about the food but also on its preparation and eating. 

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Kanch Kolar Bora Recipe

  • Raw bananas boiled 2

  • Medium potatoes boiled and peeled 2

  • Small onion finely chopped 1

  • Green chillies finely chopped 2

  • Salt to taste

  • Poppy seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 4 teaspoons

  • Egg white 1/2

  • Oil to shallow fry

  • Tomato ketchup to serve


Step 1

Peel the bananas and put them in a bowl, add potatoes and mash them all together with your hand ensuring that there are no lumps. Add onion, green chillies, salt and poppy seeds and mix well. Add coriander leaves and mix well. Add egg white and mix well.

Step 2

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick shallow frying pan.

Step 3

Divide the mixture into equal portions and shape them into balls and flatten them slightly.

Step 4

Place these boras in the pan and shallow-fry on medium heat, turning sides, till golden brown and crisp on both sides

Step 5

Transfer the boras on a serving platter and serve hot with tomato ketchup.

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