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Easy way to make Mochar Ghonto - 3

Mochar Ghonto - Banana Blossom Stir Fry

Banana blossom is finely chopped and cooked without any onion and garlic with minimal spices into a rich and delicious pure vegetarian delight.
Prep Time 1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Main Course, Vegetarian
Cuisine Bengali, Indian
Servings 6 people


  • 1 no banana flower or mocha
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 large potato optional
  • ½ cup boiled Bengal gram
  • 1 no dried bay leaf
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 nos dried red chillies
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder optional
  • ¼ tsp Bengali garam masala recipe link in the main text
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tbsp mustard oil
  • ½ cup freshly grated coconut
  • salt to taste


  • Prepare the banana blossom as instructed in the main text. Wash thoroughly under running water and then add salt and turmeric powder to the mocha.
  • Transfer everything to a pressure cooker. Add enough water to cover the banana blossoms and then close the lid and pressure cook it for 6-8 mins or 1 whistle. Alternatively, you can also boil it with water in a sauce pan till the banana blossoms have softened
  • Peel the potato and cut it into very small cubes.
  • Once done, squeeze out all the water and yuor banana blossom is ready to be cooked In a kadhai or a wok, heat mustard oil and temper it with dried red chili, bay leaf and then cumin seeds.
  • If you are using potatoes, add the chopped potatoes to the oil at this point.
  • Stir fry on high heat for a couple of minutes and then lower the heat, cover and let the potatoes cook. Once the potatoes are half cooked add the banana blossoms.
  • Add cummin powder and red chili powder and give eveything a good mix.
  • Add the freshly grated ginger also to this
  • Now keep stirring and cooking until everythung has come togetehr and the potatoes have become soft.
  • Mix the boiled Bengal gram, add sugar, adjust salt and finally add ghee and garam masala.
  • Add freshly grated coconut and take it off heat
  • Serve Mochar Ghonto with steamed rice.
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