Mochar Ghonto Recipe |Bengali Kolar Mocha

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Shuvait Thusoo
Shuvait has lived in Pune alone for 4 years while studying engineering. This was the time period when he explored the South Indian Cuisines and experienced different spices and realised the beauty of food. So he started cooking and fell in love with the craft of it. We can say that Shuvait is a foodie who loves to share his food life experiences and resources with our readers.

I still remember the time I visited Bengal, it was a marvellous experience. Everything there was so nice- The Weather, The People, The Food, and The places we visited too. But the thing that I liked the most was the food, especially one food item called Mochar Ghonto.

Mochar Ghonto, also known as Kolar Mocha and Banana Flower Sabzi is a healthy, rich in iron and traditional Bengali food item. This dish brings you the taste of our land; a subtle yet fiery cuisine, rich and traditional in its cores; the Bangla cuisine.

The crop of the land; Mocha or banana, is a very close part of their culture. They not only cook it but also eat in its leaves, every part of it is important to them. 

Let’s create one from the gift of mother earth and, cherish the wonderful taste by following the Bengali Mochar Ghonto recipe

Ingredients forMochar Ghonto Recipe

IngredientsQuantity
Banana bark (Kolar Mocha) cut in small pieces1 kg
WaterAs required
Vegetable oil2 tbsp
Onion paste1 tbsp
Cumin paste½ tsp
Bay leaves2 units
Red chilli powder1 tsp
Turmeric powder2 tsp
SaltAs required
Cinnamon sticks2-3 units
Green chillies4-5 units

How much time it will take?

PreparationCookingTotal
15 minutes25 minutes 40 minutes

Mochar Ghonto Recipe | Make Kolar Mocha at Home

Mochar Ghonto Recipe
  1. Peel the skin of the banana bark. Take out the thin thread-like structure from each of the flower petals ( banana flowers-mocha).
  2. Now boil the banana flowers in water. Grind the boiled flowers into a soft paste.
  3. Heat a frying pan with oil and add the onion and cumin pastes, bay leaves, red chilli and turmeric powders, salt and cinnamon sticks.
  4. Stir well and add the banana bark paste. Stir and mix well by adding 1/2 cup of water.
  5. Put the lid on and allow to cook for 20 minutes.
  6. Take the lid off every now and then, and stir and cook for 20 more minutes.
  7. Sprinkle the green chillies and cook until the water dries up and the oil starts to float and simmer on top.
  8. Serve hot.

Savor the dish with amazing new taste on your tongue and feel the extremism of change in your taste and life. it is best served with plain white rice but chapatti also goes good with it. Pull up your socks to cook the new in your life.

Nutritional Information for Mochar Ghonto Recipe

Calories138
Carbohydrates14 gm
Protein2 gm
Fat8 gm
Fiber4 gm
Sugar2 gm
Sodium321 mg

How to Make Mochar Ghonto (Banana Flower Sabzi) at Home | Video

Video by FuN FoOd FaShIoN by MoUmI

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