Mocha (banana flower) Kofta : Recipe With Step-by-Step Pictures

Hey folks...Indian Cuisine is a canvas full of a variety of styles.Owing its richness to cultural influences throughout history, you will find dishes that are very simple on the one ones that require extreme precision on the other.. you will find food that will satisfy your body mind and    soul.

Today's dish lies somewhere in the middle of the graph, a style that is imported from the middle east with and ingredients that are close to our heart . Its a very tasty easy to make dish and goes well with rice, roti and parantha as well.

Ingredients : 

Banana flower( boiled), tiger prawns, onions, ginger, asafoetida, turmeric, salt, sugar, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, gram flour, cashew nuts, mustard oil.

Procedure : 
  •  Use a food processor to finely chop the boiled banana florets. Be careful not to grind it.
  • De-vein the prawns, wash their heads properly and in the same manner as the banana flowers..chop them!

  • Grate some ginger, chop about half of a mid sized onion.
  • Put all of the above in a mixing bowl, and add a pinch of asafoetida, turmeric, cumin powder, coriander powder, and red chilli powder. Add about gram flour( binding agent). add salt to taste. 
  • Mix the contents of the bowl throughly.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Use spoon( if you don't want to use your hands) to make round balls and fry them.

  • Once the Kofta turns brown on the outside, take them out. 
     I make different sizes just to have someting to munch while I am cooking.
  • Take some cashew nuts, ginger, bayleaf, and cumin seeds and make a paste out them.
    oo..and slice a tomato too.
  • Once again, heat oil in a pan, and chuck the tomatoes right in. 
  • Once they are slightly brown, add the cashew paste, and stir.add salt and sugar to taste.

  • Once the oil starts separating , add water and boil for 10 minutes on medium flame.

  • Add the Koftas, and let them cook in the gravy for 5-7 minutes.

     Congratulations...Your dish is ready..Plate up and Njoy.


  1. WOW!! we love mocha and prawns. It must be heavenly dish what has been prepared.


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