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Mocha'r Ghonto

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • 280 g banana blossom/Mocha
  • 4 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • 2 Dried Red Chilli
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Dried Bay Leaf
  • 2 Green Cardamom Pods
  • 1 Clove
  • 5 cm Cinnamon Stick
  • 2 small potatoes cut in 3x3 cm cubes
  • 5 cm Ginger Root
  • 2 green rawit chilli
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 30 g Fresh Grated Coconut from the freezer
  • 2 tbsp Ghee alternative - plant based butter
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar


  • This recipe is using canned banana blossom instead of the fresh one hence the effort of peeling is reduced by 100% for this dish. Drain the contents of the can through a sieve and wash it under under running water for 10 seconds.
  • Roughly chop the drained banana blossom on a chopping board and keep it aside to be used later.
  • In a pan add oil and add dried red chilli, cumin seeds, bay leaf, cardamom, clove and cinnamon. Fry on a medium heat for 2 mins.
  • Add the potatoes to the pan. Grate the ginger root and add the grated ginger along with green chilli to the pan and cook for 2 mins.
  • Add the chopped banana blossom along with salt to the pan and mix well. Cook for 10 mins.
  • Add the spices - turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder and garam masala. Mix well and cook everything with a lid on for 15 mins. Stir occasionally. (This stage allows the flavors to infuse in the banana blossom)
  • Add the grated coconut, ghee and mix well. Stir well and cook this on a high heat for 5 mins.
  • Finish the dish with some sugar and salt if necessary and that's it. It is ready to be served.