Mochar Chop (Banana Flower Croquet)

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You must have aware of my love for ‘Bhaja – Bhuji’ (fried food)! The latest addition is ‘Mochar Chop’ or Banana Flower Croquet. I have already shared the recipe of ‘Mochar Chop’ before but that was Banana Flower Fritter and not Croquet. There is difference in the outer cover of it. This time I have coated it with bread crumb like ‘Macher Chop‘. This crispy outer over and soft and mildly sweet filling croquets surely going to be loved by all. Give a try next time when you are going to invite your vegetarian guests.

Ingredients to make 12-14 Croquets

  • Banana Flower – 2 cups (Boiled and mashed)
  • Grated Coconut – ½ cup
  • Peanut – A handful (Roasted and crushed)
  • Ginger Paste – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp
  • Roasted Cumin & Dry Red Chilli Powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp
  • Green Chilli – 2 (Finely chopped)
  • Salt – To taste
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 2 Tbsp + For deep frying
  • Bread Crumb – As required for coating
  • Flour – 2-3 Tbsp

Steps:

  1. Boil the banana flower adding little salt and turmeric. They should be cooked but not mushy.
  2. Chop them and then lightly mash them.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add ginger. Now add boiled banana flower and sauté for sometime. Take out in a big mixing bowl.
  4. Add all the ingredients except bread crumb and flour. If you find that the mixture is very soft and you cannot shape them, crumble a piece of bread and mix thoroughly. Or you can add couple of teaspoon of bread crumb too.
  5. Divide the mixture into 10 to 12 equal portion and give an elongated shape.
  6. Make a slurry adding a little water with the flour.
  7. In a large palate sprinkle some bread crumb. Roll the croquets on the bread crumb and let them till you fins coating them all.
  8. Now deep the croquets in the slurry and again coat them in bread crumb.
  9. Heat sufficient oil to deep fry the croquets. Carefully slide the croquets in oil and fry till they turn golden brown in colour.
  10. Serve them with tomato sauce, green salad and hot cup of tea.

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