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Mocha Chingri (Banana flower with prawn)

Shonali Debnath
0 minutes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Dinner Party
  • West Bengal
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. Mocha(banana flower) - 1 cleaned/chopped
  2. Chingri or prawn - 200 gms/ cleaned
  3. potato - 2-3 cut in small squares
  4. Whole jeera - 1 tsp
  5. bay leaves - 2
  6. ginger paste - 3 tbsp
  7. jeera Powder - 2 tbsp
  8. turmeric - 1 tsp
  9. Kashmiri red chili - 1-2 tbsp
  10. Green chili - 3-4 chopped
  11. tomato - 2-3 chopped
  12. Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  13. salt to taste
  14. sugar as per taste
  15. Refined oil as required


  1. Boil the mocha with little bit of turmeric and salt till almost cooked. Then drain the water and keep aside. In a bowl marinate the prawns with a little bit of turmeric and salt.
  2. Now heat oil in a pan and fry the prawns till golden in color and also fry the potatoes till golden in color and keep aside.
  3. In that same pan temper whole jeera and bay leaves. Then add ginger, jeera, turmeric, salt, red chili, green chili, tomato, sugar and cook till it releases oil. Add the boiled mocha, mix it in the masala.
  4. Add chingri and potatoes, cook it for another 10 - 15 minutes. Add garam masala powder, ghee and cook for 10 minutes more.
  5. Check all the seasonings and serve hot with steamed white rice.

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