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Banana blossom recipes blossom (mocha) fry

Banana blossom, which is also known as ‘Kalar mocha’, is often found at the end of the full-bloomed banana bunch. This blossom can be cut from the banana bunch without any harm to the tree or banana growth. It makes tasty food ingredient and can be cooked or made the salad in different ways. Many countries make different recipes with the banana blossom. Here I will describe two banana blossom recipes those are banana blossom fry and mashed banana blossom recipes (bharta).

Banana blossom has a lot of medicinal value, especially for blood purification and curing menstrual disorders, stomach ulcers, and constipation. In addition, it is rich in vitamin A and vitamin C. You can take banana blossom as a medicine. Fresh banana blossom’s taste is the streak, but after boiling this taste will be gone.

Preparation before cooking of banana mocha fry needs a bit cautious, as the center stick of each flower is to be removed prior slicing. You need more time for this session. However, the main frying part of the banana blossom is very easy that anyone can do.

 

Preparation time 40  minutes
Cooking time 15 minutes
Total time 55 minutes
Servings 4

 

Banana blossom recipes
Banana blossom fry

 

Ingredients for banana blossom recipes

1 pieces banana blossom (mocha)

1 tsp turmeric powder

4-5 pieces green chilies

1 tsp cumin powder

1 tsp ginger paste

½ tsp chili powder

1 tsp salt

1 tbsp oil

100 gm prawn small size

Process for banana blossom recipes

Step 1

Open layers of flower bunches from the blossom and separate red skin. Remove hard stick and thin white part from every flower inner part. Cut the inner part to small (about ½ inch) sizes. Boil blossom’s inner part with turmeric powder and the little bit of salt. After 5 minutes, drain out water from the boiled banana blossom. Wash with normal water. Rinse it very well. Keep aside.

Step 2

Clean and wash small size of prawn. Keep it aside.

Step 3

Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add turmeric powder, cumin powder, chili powder, ginger paste, and salt to the oil. Add prawn to the spices. Cook the prawns for 2 to 3 minutes. Add boiled banana blossom and green chilies with bloomed spices. Stir it and cover with a lid. Cook the blossom over medium heat. Fry it until dry.

Step 4

Turn off the burner and take out the mocha fry in a serving dish. Banana blossom recipes mocha (blossom) fry is ready to eat.

  • Serve it with white rice.

 

 

                                                      Nutrition Facts
Calories 166
Total Fat 14.7g
Cholesterol 120mg
Sodium 2237
Potassium 138mg
Total Carbohydrates 7.7g
Protein 2.8g
Nutrition Grade B-
                          Nutrition Analysis
Good Points Bad Points
Very low in sugar High in sodium
High in manganese

 

Mashed banana blossom (vorta)

Banana blossom which is also known as ‘Kalar mocha’ can make various delicious food. In this recipe, it is used for making a tasty bhorta (grind paste with spices). As the banana blossom has a lot of medicinal value, the bhorta is also considered as a supplement for treatment of menstrual disorders, stomach ulcers, and constipation. Although the bhorta does not give a very attractive look, it has rich in vitamin A and vitamin C.

Like other bharta, you need to make the paste using with pestle and mortar, which need a little bit of orientation with these hand tools. However, the main frying part of bhorta is very easy that anyone can do.

 

Ingredients for mashed banana blossom recipes

1 pieces banana mocha (blossom)

1 tsp turmeric powder

2 tbsp onion

1 tsp cumin powder

1 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 tbsp oil

 

Process for mashed banana blossom

Step 1

Open layers of flower bunches from the blossom and separate red skin. Remove hard stick and thin white part from every flowers inner part. Boil blossom’s inner part with ½ tsp turmeric powder. After 5 minutes drain out water from the boiled banana blossom.

Step 2

Smash the boiled banana flower with pestle and mortar and make paste.

Step 3

Heat oil in a pan on the burner. Add rest of the turmeric powder, cumin powder, onion, chili powder and salt. Add the paste banana blossom and stir until the mix is dry.

 

  • Take out of the pan and serve with rice.

 

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                                               Nutrition Facts
Calories 166
Total Fat 14.7g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 2237
Potassium 138mg
Total Carbohydrates 7.7g
Protein 2.8g
Nutrition Grade B-
                          Nutrition Analysis
Good Points Bad Points
No cholesterol
Very low in sugar High in sodium
High in manganese

 

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