We eat vegetarian & nonvegetarian food. We often eat fruits, stem, root etc and make various delicious dishes with those. But do you ever make any dish with flowers? How many Indian flower dishes did you eat till now? Any? I believe some people may have eaten a few flowers based dishes. But many people will be surprised to know about Indian flower based dishes. Do you belong to that category of people? Okay, then So here is a list of 5 interesting Indian flower recipes for you.
So thanks for being with me and read it further. I am sure you are genuinely interested to those amazing Indian flower recipes. Though here I have mentioned Indian recipes but out of those five recipes, three are Bengali recipes and one is Punjabi traditional village food.
5 wonderful Indian flower recipes for you
Drumstick flowers curry
This is a popular traditional Bengali village food. If you are Bengali then I am sure you have definitely tried this sojne phool bati chorchori. I love this vegetable a lot. During early summer or The Spring season, it is a common vegetable in West Bengal and Bangladesh. You can see a vegetable vendor selling this drumstick flowers in almost every local vegetable market. I am lucky that I have a drumstick (moringa) plant in our garden. That plant is almost 20-25 years old. So every year I get plenty of flowers during the season and make this awesome drumstick flower curry.
Banana flowers/blossom curry
What is blossom? Can you tell me? It is a mass of flowers. Did you notice banana flowers. There are many layers of flowers in each blossom and in every layer, you will see many flowers. So when we cut a banana blossom we actually get many banana flowers. Those banana flowers can be used to make awesome banana blossom curry. It is a Bengali dish what is called as mochar ghonto in Bengali. Again luckily I have a small banana garden where each year I get 3 to 4 mocha or banana blossom, haha.
Pumpkin flower’s fritter (pakoda)
Again this is another popular Bengali style dish. Pumpkins flower coated with batter is fried in oil and often serve with plain rice. This flower is called “kumro phool’ in Bengali language. It is also preferred as a snack with tea. So many local vegetable vendors also sell this flower as vegetable. But pumpkin plant is a household plant in West Bengal. So people pluck flowers from homegrown plant and fry.
Sarso saag sabzi with its flowers
Though it is actually not Indian flower recipe but most people prefer to add mustard flowers along with its green leaf. It make sarso saag tastier.
It is not particularly an Indian recipe rather it is being globally very popular. In India, many people enjoy this drink for its medicinal values as well as its unique flavor. Hibiscus plant is also a common plant in India, particularly in village. But it is not popular in village rather urban living people prefer this hibiscus tea.
There is another famous flower which is considered as vegetable in West Bengal as well as Bangladesh. That is taro flower or kochur phool. Those flowers are often used to make delicious Bengali traditional dishes. Did you ever try that? It’s very delicious.