Mochar Ghonto, Banana Blossom Curry  

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One of the most amazing preparations that I had was this preparation. Nowadays, we all are so busy that we don’t get time to cook this kind of complex dish as it is very hard to cut mocha. So I found the easiest way to cook it as it brings out the good flavors. The easiest way is you can get the canned mocha. It is available in any Chinese grocery store labelled as Banana Blossom in Water or Brine. I always get the water version as brines has a sour taste which is not suitable for Bengali recipes.

Serving Size: 2

Cooking Time: 45 mins

Ingredients:
  1. 1 Banana Flower
  2. 1 tsp Ginger  Paste
  3. 1/2 cup Coconut
  4. 1 Potato
  5. 1 Bay Leaf
  6. 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  7. 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  8. 1 tsp GaramMasala
  9. 1 tsp Ghee
  10. 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  11. Salt to taste
  12. Sugar to taste
Cooking procedure:

Take the middle stem of the florets and cut all the florets into pieces.
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Chop it off
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Take out the florets pieces
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Remove the hard stem and hard white at the base from each flower.

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Soak the florets pieces

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Cut each bunch very fine. Boil in the pressure cooker for 3-4 whistles
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Peel  the potato and cut the coconut and potato into small pieces.
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Put Bay leaves with 1/2 teaspoon of whole cumin and green chilly

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Put all the fried vegetables and  boiled banana flower with all the spices . Put the flame on slow heat and add garammasala, ghee. Stir well.
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Serving Suggestions:

Serve hot with boiled rice
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