Mochar Ghonto Recipe
Mochar Ghonto is cooked with banana flower paste, vegetables and spices. It is a Bengali delicacy and a part of Bengali culture.
- 1 kg Banana Bark (Kolar Mocha) (cut in small pieces)
- 4-5 Green Chilies
- 1 tablespoon Onion Paste
- ½ teaspoon Cumin Paste
- 2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
- Water (as required)
- 2 Bay Leaves
- 1 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
- 2 teaspoons Turmeric Powder
- 2-3 Cinnamon Sticks
- Salt (as required)
Peel the skin off the banana bark. Take out the thin thread-like structure from each of the flower petals (banana flowers-mocha).
Now, boil the banana flowers in water. After they are done, grind the boiled flowers into a soft paste.
Heat oil in a pan and add the onion and cumin paste to it. Also, add bay leaves, red chilli, turmeric powder, salt and cinnamon sticks.
Stir well and add the banana bark paste. Stir and mix well by adding 1/2 cup of water.
Cover it with a lid and cook for 20 minutes.
Take the lid off every now and then and stir the mixture.
Sprinkle the green chillies over it. Cook until the water dries up and the ingredients release the oil.
Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 321mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g