September 12, 2017


Banana flower(Mocha)-1
Potatoes - 500 gms
Mustard oil - 2 tbsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Bay leaf - 1
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Green chillies- 2-3  (chopped)
Bread crumbs - 75 gms
Refined oil - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Mustard oil for deep frying


  • Heat the mustard oil in pan; add bay leaf and fry for few seconds.
  • Add the prepared flower, garam masala  and sugar,and fry over medium flame for 2-3 minutes.
  • Mix well and discard the bay leaf.
  • Boil,Peel and mash the potatoes. Mix in the salt and green chillies.
  • Divide into equal portions.
  • Rub refined oil to your hands. Take each portion of the potato mixture and flatten on the plams.
  • Fill the center with a center portion of the mocha mixture and roll into a round chop.
  • Stuff all the potato chops with the mocha mixture in this way.
  • Roll each of the chops in breadcrumbs and deep-fry in mustard oil.

How to clean Banana flower (mocha):
Mocha is the flower or spadix of the banana tree.Oil your hands before preparing the mocha.Peel off one leaf at a time from the banana flower. remove the long stick-like immature bananas. Cut off the tip of the top portion bearing the stylus and discard it. Chop what left and soak in a bowl of water.

Continue peeling the leaves of mocha and chop them until you come to the portion of the spadix, which has barely any fruit. Discard this.

When the entire mocha has been cut into pieces, drain the water in which the mocha pieces have been soaking.

Place the mocha in a suitable sized pan, cover with water and boil for 12-15 minutes. Remove from the fire and drain the excess water.

Squeeze the mocha with your hands and get rid of the excess water. The mocha is now ready for cooking.

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