Updated: Sep 22, 2021
This Crispy Beer Batter Recipe is made with basic ingredients and creates a crunchy coating around the banana blossom cutlets. Banana Blossom Cutlets or Mochar chop is one of the famous and popular Bengali snacks made with three key ingredients banana flowers, potato, and besan/gram flour. I used beer to make the besan batter. So we do not need to worry about the alcohol. When we cook, the alcohol will evaporate. But this gives a crispy, fluffy coating outside the cutlets. This is a pure veg recipe with no onion and garlic.
Prep Time: 90 mins
Cooking Time: 30 Mins
Serving: 15 pieces
For Banana blossom stuffing :
2 whole Banana flowers
2 boiled potatoes
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon gram masala powder (store-bought)
2 teaspoons bhaja masala ( Take a pan and heat it on medium heat. Then add all the spices. (whole 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp whole coriander, 2 dry red chilies) and dry roast them till a nice aroma comes out from the spices. Let the roasted spices cool down a little bit, and grind them to a fine powder / Bhaja masala.
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
2 tablespoons dry roasted peanuts (chopped)
2 tablespoons fried sliced coconuts (chopped)
For Beer Batter :
1 cup gram flour/ besan
4 oz of drinking beer from a can
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Oil for deep frying
First, remove all the banana flowerets (inner part)from the boat-shaped shell and clean them. When you clean, need to remove the hard white stick in the center.
Then boil the
First, take the inner part of the banana flower in a deep saucepan and boil them with little water.
Drain the boiled water and let it cool down completely. Once cooled down, grind the boiled flower in a food processor.
Then add boiled potatoes and grind everything together and keep aside.
Add chopped roasted peanuts and chopped fried coconuts to the ground banana flower and potato mixer.
Add 2 teaspoons of bhaja masala to it.
Add 1 tsp turmeric powder.
Add 1/2 tsp chili powder.
Add 1 tsp sugar.
Add 1 tsp garam masala powder.
Add 1 tsp salt and mix everything together.
Now apply some oil to your palm and take some mixture and make cutlets of your desired shapes. I made round.
Now make the beer 'Batter.'
Take the gram flour/besan in a bowl.
Then add sugar, salt, chili powder, and turmeric powder to it.
Add 4 oz of drinking beer to it and make a smooth batter. Do not make it too thin or too thick.
Now take each round-shaped banana blossom mixer, dip in the batter, and coat properly.
Deep fry them.
Fry them till they are nicely golden brown.
Sprinkle some chat masala and rock salt and serve them with ketchup.