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Mocha is the name for banana flower in Bengali language. The purple parts of the banana flower are not edible and must be removed during its preparation. Mochar chop is a popular Bengali meal eaten as a snack. It is sold on the streets and in restaurants. You can tell from this that mochar chop is indeed a special snack to the Bengali people.

In this article, we will learn how to prepare this snack.

 

Ingredients

1 banana flower

2 tablespoons of raisins

¼ coconut

2 teaspoons of dhania and jeera powder

1 tablespoon of flour

1 teaspoon of red chilli powder

1 tablespoon of flour

2 inches of ginger (ground)

1 teaspoon of sugar

1 tablespoon of flour batter

Bread crumbs

Garam masala powder

Salt (to taste)

Oil for deep frying

 

What Mochar Chop Can Be Served With

Serve mocha chops with hot chilli or tomato sauce

 

Special Utensils

Deep fryer

 

Steps

  1. Clean the banana flower thoroughly with water and cut it into small pieces and remove the outer purple leaves and discard. (Ideally this should be done a day before).Dip your fingers into a lemon and water solution repeatedly during cleaning the banana flower to prevent dark stains on your fingers.
  2. Boil it in a cup of water, with ½ teaspoon of salt and squeeze the liquid out.
  3. Chop the pieces of fresh coconut and fry lightly.
  4. Chop the raisins and set aside.
  5. Slightly heat a tablespoon of oil and fry the minced banana flower in it.
  6. Add the coconut, raisins, ground ginger, red chilli powder, sugar, salt, dhana and jeera powder and finally the garam masala powder.
  7. Add a tablespoon of flour and roll them into uniform shapes.
  8. Mix flour and water and dip them into it. Then rub them into bread crumbs.
  9. Deep fry and serve when they are done frying.
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