Mocha Chingri Recipe

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Mocha Chingri
  • Chef: Priyadarshini Nandy
  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

This Bengali delicacy makes use of a marvelous vegetable - the banana flower, known as 'mocha' in Bengali. Cooked with shrimps and coconut, it is best served with rice on the side.

Ingredients of Mocha Chingri

  • Ingredients
  • 1 full banana flower, cleaned, steamed, and chopped
  • 1 big potato, cubed
  • 100 gm of shrimps
  • 1 cup of grated coconut
  • 3-4 cloves
  • ½ stick of cinnamon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 Tbsp of turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp of cumin seeds
  • 1-2 green chillies
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Mocha Chingri

  • 1.Method
  • 2.1. Clean the shrimps and stir fry them with salt and turmeric powder till done, for 4-5 minutes. Do not Keep aside.
  • 3.2. Fry the cubed potatoes, till they're lightly golden, and keep aside.
  • 4.3. Heat mustard oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon, and green chillies, and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  • 5.4. Add the grated coconut and sauté for at least 5 minutes.
  • 6.5. Add the banana flowers, some turmeric, and cook the mixture till you can see the oil separate.
  • 7.6. You can also add the potatoes at this point. Add salt. Add some water, and cook for 7-8 minutes.
  • 8.7. Once the banana flowers and the potato are cooked through, add the shrimp. Mix well, cook for 1 minute. Serve with hot rice.
  • 9.(Optional: If you like ghee, you can drizzle some on top of the dish once it's ready, for added flavour).