Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Mochar Ghanto | Mochar Tarkari | Banana Flower Curry(Dry) | Traditional Bengali Dish

Mochar Ghanto or Mochar Tarkari one of the famous recipe for Bengal. Here Mocha is called to banana flower. To do this dry curry you might be facing little fussy as its a time consuming recipe. For this vegetable you need dedicated time as its preparation time is little longer than cooking time. But once you did it its really a beneficial healthy and tasty recipe. Its very delectable and exotic in taste. Its a pure vegetarian recipe,though some people are adding onion too.In my version I always keep it like pure vegetarian recipe using ginger and coconut .Its a traditional recipe of banana flower from Bengal.

About nutritional facts banana flower is a good source of Iron,copper,potassium and magnesium. It consists of Vitamin C. Its is a combination of protein,fat and carbohydrate .It is good for them who is suffering from sugar and obesity.

Mochar Ghanto
Recipe by : Nabanita Das
Preparation Time : 30-45 min
Cooking Time : 20 mins.

Ingredients :

  • 1 medium size Mocha / Banana Flower [Remove the feathery papery layer and stamina(thin stalk) from each yellow flower.]Chop the flower like this way and soak in water by adding little turmeric powder and salt[to remove bitterness]
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Coconut
  • 1 Cup Potato (cubed)
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Tomato
  • 3-4 Green Chili
  • 1 tsp Ginger paste
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 3/4 tsp red chili powder
  • 4-5 Fenugreek seeds
  • 1 Bay leave
  • 2 Pinches asafoeatida
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder(clove,cinnamon,green cardamoms)
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 tbsp mustard oil/white oil
  • 1 tsp Ghee (optional)
Cooking Directions :
  1. Clean properly soaked and chopped banana flower,squeeze it.
  2. Pressure cook about 6-7 whistle with little turmeric powder and salt.
  3. Strain well.
  4. Now heat oil+ghee in a pan.
  5. Add cumin seeds,fenugreek seeds,bay leaves.
  6. Add cubed potato and fry a until cooked.
  7. Add grated coconut and fry a little.
  8. Now add asafoeatida,ginger paste and strained banana flower and cook with cover.
  9. After a while add chopped tomatoes,cumin powder,1/2 tsp garam masala powder,red chili powder and cook until done.
  10. Adjust seasoning , cook with cover and simmer.
  11. When done add rest of the garam masala and green chili and give a standing time.
  12. Serve with plain rice as a side dish.


cookingwithsapana said...

Very interesting recipe !

Unknown said...

Nice dish Nabanita..

Unknown said...

This is such a wonderful preparation. Definitely worth the time and effort.
Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Wow.. that's my favourite.Have a good day.. Happy Blogging

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Anushka Sharma said...

This recipe sounds rich and delicious.. Very well made Fabulous recipe. Looks so so so yummy!
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