Mochaar Ghonto | How to make Mochaar Ghonto

By Runa Ganguly  |  10th May 2018  |  
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About Mochaar Ghonto Recipe

Mochaar Ghonto or Banana Flower Curry, although tastes great; takes a Long prep time, as the peeling is done quiet painstaking. You can relish it hot ghee rice or daal rice of your choice

Mochaar Ghonto

Ingredients to make Mochaar Ghonto

  • For mocha:Mocha – 1 big
  • salt – To taste
  • turmeric Powder – 2-3 tsp
  • For curry:
  • mustard Oil – 2 tbsp
  • potato – 1, large, peeled and cubed
  • cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  • bay leaf – 1
  • cinnamon Stick – ½ inch
  • ginger – 1 tbsp, grated
  • coconut – 1/3 cup, grated
  • turmeric Powder – 2 tsp
  • cumin powder – 1 tbsp
  • coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • Toamato paste – 2 tsp
  • Red chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala – 2tsp
  • ghee – 1 tbsp
  • sugar – To taste
  • salt – To taste

How to make Mochaar Ghonto

  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
  2. Pressure-cook the mocha along with the water, salt and turmeric for 15 mins.
  3. In the mean time, heat the mustard oil in a pan.
  4. Add the cumin seeds, bay leaf and cinnamon stick.
  5. Once the seeds splutter, add the potato cubes.
  6. Add salt and turmeric and fry the potatoes for 2-3 mins
  7. Add the ginger and fry for 2-3 mins.
  8. Then goes the coconut and fried for another 2-3 mins. By this time the potatoes start to look golden brown.
  9. In a bowl take ½ cup water and add the cumin, coriander and red chili powder. Mix well to make a slurry
  10. Add it to the potatoes along with the tomato paste.
  11. Mix well and cook on a low flame.
  12. Now drain the boiled mocha and add it to the potatoes. Add salt and sugar to taste and mix everything well.
  13. The curry is dry, so you should wait for it to come together and continue to cook on a low flame.
  14. Once done, remove from heat and add garam masala and ghee. Mix well.

My Tip:

Mocha is very high in iron content and handling it would often mean being left behind with unsightly marks on your palms. You should grease your palms with oil or salt. Peeling mocha needs some practice

Reviews for Mochaar Ghonto (1)

Suma Malinia year ago

What is mocha flower?