Born and raised in jain family Raw Banana or kacha kela was a staple ingredient. It was used to replace the potatoes in many dishes. Even today for my mother in law we make jain samosas, pattice or other delicacies using raw Banana. It is very similar to potato and works well in most dishes that require potatoes. I have learned many dishes over the years that can be made with it. Today I am sharing an easy recipe for these Mini Kela Bites and I have chosen to cook them with less oil and they turn out just as crunchy and delicious.

Kacha Kela Bites

Kacha  Kela Bites, this simple recipe can be served  as an appetizer for jains during Diwali party or it can be made during Navratri o or Shravan Mahino. It’s tangy, spicy and so delicious. I like to enjoy them with chutney and few of these fills you up. I send them to school the other day and my son loved it.  Checkout the recipe below and save and share as it is something you will be making often. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, snacks
Cuisine jain, navratri special
Servings 12 Bites


  • 2 raw bananas
  • 1/4 tsp ginger paste optional
  • 1 tsp green chili paste
  • Salt as needed
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon arrow root flour or corn flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoon oil


  • Wash and cut Raw Banana into pieces
  • Cook the Bananas on high pressure for 25-30 minutes, when cooking them add little oil and 1 cup water
  • Once the bananas are cooked, remove the skins and shred them instead of mashing this will make them uniform
  • Add salt, green chili paste, ginger paste and chopped coriander
  • Mix every them well and form mini balls
  • In a little bowl mix arrow root flour or corn flour with water and form a paste
  • Dip the the balls in the paste and make sure all sides are covered
  • Cook them in Appe pan or in an air fryer
  • You can choose to fry them as well
  • Serve it along with chutney
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