mochar ghonto

Recipe by Sonali

We Bengalis use all the parts of banana plant from leaves, fruit, and blossom to shoot. It's a mild spiced recipe to retain the original flavor of banana blossoms


Style: Traditional | Cooking time: 30 min
Servings: 4

 Ingredients

 

Banana blossom – 1


Potato – 1 peeled and cut into small cubes


Gram / channa – 1/3 cup


Green chili paste - 1 tsp


Ginger paste – 1/3 tsp


Cumin seed – 1/3 tsp


Bay leaf – 1


Salt and sugar – as per taste


Turmeric powder – ½ tsp


Cumin powder – 1/3 tsp


Garam masala powder – 1/3 tsp


Ghee - ½ tsp


Oil – 1 tsp


Coconut – to garnish

        Directions

 

  1. Soak the gram / channa overnight.
  2. Clean and boil the banana blossom. Drain the water and squeeze it.
  3. In the pan heat oil, put cumin seeds & bay leaf let it splutter.
  4. Now add the potatoes, channa and fry them.
  5. Add banana blosson, ginger paste, chili paste, turmeric powder, salt sugar fry it for a while then add water and cover it.
  6. As the water dries up and potatoes softens switch off the oven.
  7. Now add ghee and garam masala, garnish with grated coconut. Serve hot with rice.

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