Mochar Ghonto

By Supratim Sadhukhan  |  16th Aug 2018  |  
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About Mochar Ghonto Recipe

The 'Mochar Ghonto'(banana blossom curry) is a traditional Bengali preparation,where the banana flowers are cooked along with potato and aromatic spices.Mochar Ghonto is a dry curry recipe and is often served along with steaming hot rice and ghee.

Mochar Ghonto

Ingredients to make Mochar Ghonto

  • 1 banana flower,cleaned and chopped
  • 1 potato,cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoon boiled small brown chickpeas (chole)
  • 2-3 green chillies
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/4 cup fresh coconut, crushed
  • 2 teaspoon ghee
  • salt to taste
  • For tempering:-
  • 4-5 table mustard oil
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 1 dry whole red chilli
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste

How to make Mochar Ghonto

  1. 1. After the mocha flowers are cleaned and chopped into small pieces,you have to keep it submerged in water along with salt and turmeric powder.
  2. 2. Pressure-cook the mocha along with the water,salt and turmeric for 15 mins.
  3. 3. In the meantime,heat the mustard oil in a kadai.Fry potatoes and keep them aside.
  4. 4. Again heat mustard oil in the kadai,add in dry red chilli cumin seeds,bay leaves.
  5. 5. Once the seeds splutter and you get the toasted aroma of the spices,add ginger paste and fry for 2-3 mins.
  6. 6. Now add the boiled banana blossom.
  7. 7. Add turmeric powder and salt.Cover the kadai with a lid and allow it cook for 10-12 minutes on a slow flame.
  8. 8. Add cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and red chilli powder and mix well.
  9. 9. Add fried potatoes and boiled small brown chickpeas, cook till all the ingredients are soft.Also add a spoon of sugar and salt. Mix well.
  10. 10. The curry is dry,so you should wait for it to come together and continue to cook on a low flame.
  11. 11. Once done,remove from heat and add garam masala and ghee.Mix well.
  12. 12. Take out in a bowl.
  13. 13. Sprinkle crushed coconut on top.
  14. 14. Serve along with steamed rice.

My Tip:

When peeling the mocha, apply mustard oil to your hand to prevent the sticky juices of the mocha from staining your hand

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Sunaina Saxena2 years ago