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Mochar Ghonto Recipe

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.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 8
Calories 138 kcal




  • 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.
  • Serve hot.



Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 321mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g
Keyword Bengali, Indian, Mochar Ghonto
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