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Mochar Bodar Torkari By Ananya Banerjee

Oct 03, 2018







Though Bengali's are known for their fish and meat preparations, there are numerous delectable and unique vegetarian dishes to relish this Durga Puja. Mochar Bodar Torkari is a scrumptious banana blossom and potato curry blended with aromatic spices and cooked in Emami Healthy & Tasty Kachchi Ghani Mustard Oil which is a quintessential element in this recipe. Go ahead and try this drool-worthy dish this Durga Puja and drop us your feedback in the comment section below.


    1 mocha or banana blossom (cut fine and steamed and mashed)
    ½ cup motor daal
    ¼ cup rice
    1 tsp cumin seeds
    2-3 bay leaves
    1 cup potatoes cut into cubes
    1 tsp ginger paste
    1 tsp turmeric powder
    1 tsp red chilli powder
    1 tsp cumin powder
    ½ tsp Bengali garam masala powder
    1 tbsp ghee
    2 tbsp Emami Healthy & Tasty Kachchi Ghani Mustard oil to deep fry
    Salt and sugar to taste



Soak motor daal and rice overnight. Grind to a paste adding few green chillies. Mix the dal paste with the mashed mocha. Add salt and sugar to taste. Prepare small fritters or bada s from this mixture and deep fry. Drain and keep aside. Heat 2 tbsp Emami Healthy & Tasty Kachchi Ghani Mustard oil in a pan. Add bay leaves, cumin and potatoes. Fry till the potatoes are brown. Prepare a paste adding turmeric, cumin powder, red chilli powder, ginger paste and some water. Add this paste to the pan with potatoes. Sauté well. Add water, cover and cook till potatoes are done. Add the fried vadas and let the gravy soak in the vadas. Sprinkle ghee and garam masala.

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Ananya is a successful home chef, cookbook author, food stylist and consultant. She is known for her unique pop-ups that focus on Ethiopian as well as Bengali and Odisha food. Ananya-r Rannaghor is her tribute to lost and rare recipes of her home state.

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