Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Malai Mocha (Plantain Flower with fresh cream)...very traditional

Mocha (Plantain Flower) is very common cooking item in bengali kitchen. Though it is very tough to cut and clean but it has huge nutritional value. Whenever the deficiency of iron occurs in blood, Mocha (Plantain Flower) is suggested by the physicians. This is basically a traditional delicious recipe but I have added something new to make a different palatable taste. Here is the recipe.
Ingredients to make:

  • Mocha(Plantain Flower): 1pc big
  • Ghee: 200gm
  • Cashew Nut: 25gm
  • Kismis(Raisins): 25gm
  • Malai(Fresh Cream): 100gm 
  • Ginger paste: 2tbs
  • Chilly Powder: 1tbs
  • Hing(Asafoedita): Little Pinch
  • Bay Leaves: 3pcs
  • Cumin Powder: 1tbs
  • Garam Masala: 1tbs
  • Sugar: 2tbs
  • Salt: According to taste
  • Turmeric Powder: Little Pinch
  • Coriander Powder: 1tbs

Preparation to make "Mochar Malai(Plantain Flower with fresh cream)":
Sort out each flower from mocha (Plantain Flower).
Soak them for an hour to remove soggy substance. 
Now boil the florets with salt, sugar and turmeric powder.
Put ghee in the pan/ kadhai.
Add bay leaves, chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, ginger paste and asafoedita in the heated ghee & cook them well.
Then add boiled plantain flower's florets, turmeric powder, salt & sugar.
Stir well & mix fresh cream, Garam masala powder, raisins, cashew nut and sugar after 10minutes of cooking.
Stir well for 3-4minutes.
Malai Mocha (Plantain Flower with fresh cream) is ready to be served with roti/ paratha/ plain rice.


  1. Great blog Mimi straight from the heart love your photography, truly makes one want to start cooking :)

    1. Thanx Nayna....try my recipe...they r really fabulous....keep in touch


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