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Ingredients

1 medium size Banana Blossom (Mocha)

2 medium potato

1 egg

1 tbs sugar

Salt

1.5 tsp black pepper powder

1 tsp red chilli powder

1 tsp cumin powder

1 tsp coriander powder

1 whole dried red chili or 0.5 tbs of chili flakes

2 tbs gram flour

Pre-Preparation

This is the tedious  part of this recipe, extracting the useful part of Mocha (banana blossom).

First step: Remove flaps to reach to the flowers. Take the bunch out. And the remove the parts shown in the picture below. Keep repeating for all the flowers. When you reach the inside flowers, which are small you do not need to remove the stigma. Rub a little oil in your fingers, this will help stopping the discolouring of the fingers.

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Preparation:

To make the mochar chop, cut all the flowers into small pieces. Peel and cut the potatoes into small cubes and put them all in a pressure cooker. Add a little water, salt and sugar in the cooker and cook for 4 or 5 whistles. When done drain the excess water and let it cool.

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Mash the banana-blossoms and potatoes using your hand and then add all the spices and mix well.

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Make small balls with the mixture and keep them aside.

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Now in a bowl mix some gram-flour with a little water to make a runny mixture (you can use an egg instead of water).

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Now dip the mocha balls in the mixture and shallow fry them in a pan.

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Your mochar chop is ready to serve.

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Recap:

  1. Clean the mocha (banana blossoms) as described in the pre-processing section.
  2. Cook mocha and potato in a pressure cooker with a little water, salt and sugar.
  3. Mash the cooked mocha and potato. Add all the spices and mix well. Make small balls with the mixture.
  4. In a bowl make a runny paste using gram flour and water (or an egg).
  5. Dip the mocha balls in the gram flour mixture and shallow fry them in a pan.
  6. Mochar chop is ready to serve.
Mochar Chop
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