Mocha Chingri — Shrimp with Banana flower—

This recipe can be compared to a torn page of an old book—–

This recipe used to be prepared by our mothers and grandmothers –who almost spent their lifetime in kitchen serving the most delightful dishes for their family , in today’s fast life this type of dish can only be dreamt off  or otherwise can be done with a little bit of planning before hand  and trust me the end product is just awesome —

Tricky part is the cutting of the banana flower — Hence detail instruction follows for the removal and chopping of the flower —

  • Smear your palms with mustard oil
  • Start removing the petals till you reach the actual stalk
  • Chop the stalks as finely as possible , remove the banana buds and simultaneously remove the pin like stems inside and then again chop them very finely
  • Keep them soaked in some turmeric and salt water for 30 minutes or so.
  • Pressure cook them for 10 to 15 minutes and keep it aside.

Main Ingredients:

  • 1 banana flower
  • 1 cubed potato
  • 250 gm of prawns
  • 1/2 cup of freshly grated coconut
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 to 3 tsp of ginger and garlic paste
  • 1 sliced onion
  • 1 tsp of cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp of cumin powder
  • 2 tsp of garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp of red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp of roasted jeera powder
  • 3 to 4 tbsp of mustard oil
  • 2 tsp of Ghee


Heat some mustard oil in a pan , saute the prawns and keep it aside .

In the same pan add in the bay leaf, cumin seeds  for tempering .

Add in the potatoes and fry  till it changes it’s colour to light golden brown.

Now add in the mocha and saute for 4 to 5 minutes , mix in the grated coconut, prawn and all the spices except the garam masala, roasted jeera powder and ghee .

Saute for atleast 15 minutes and add half a cup of hot water .

Remove from heat when the potatoes are cooked and it takes a creamy texture.

lastly sprinkle some garam masala , roasted jeera powder , and ghee as a finishing touch.

Serve it with hot steamed  white rice —–




10 Comments Add yours

  1. mistimaan says:

    Just loved your recipe…..hope to taste it πŸ™‚


  2. flavours2017 says:

    Thanks — try to prepare it as stated in the recipe , hope you will like it and do let me know yr feedback πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I like mine with masoor dal dumplings

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  4. flavours2017 says:

    I also do another variation with brown Chana or chola


  5. Cathryn says:

    Wow! Looks delicious.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. bestylechic says:

    wow loved your blog … soo yum ..

    following you from now on…do follow back plz:)

    Liked by 1 person

  7. flavours2017 says:

    Thanks 😍😍


  8. flavours2017 says:

    Thanks a lot 😍😍


  9. Yes, my in-laws love that one. Now a days i add both 🀣🀣🀣

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  10. flavours2017 says:

    Good idea 😊😊


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