Banana Flower Pickle – Home Recipe

5 from 1 vote

This recipe is quiet a bit less famous but its the rare recipe that every one have tried. This recipe is tried mostly in rural cities of Nepal. However, if we could uplift our hidden recipes to the modern collectory of Nepalese culinary world that would definitely hit the mark. Besides, I suggest you food lovers to try this authentic and delicious recipe at home with a basic simply ingredients.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Served AsDinner, Lunch, Snacks
Servings 6


  • Bungaa - 2pcs
  • Green chilli cut into half ( - 10pcs
  • Potato - 4pcs
  • Lime/lemon - 3pcs
  • Mustard Oil ( - 4tbsps
  • Salt - 1 1/2 tbsps (to taste
  • Fresh ginger ( - 50gms
  • Roasted sesame seed paste ( - 4tbsps
  • Cumin & Coriander powder - 1 tbsp each
  • Turmeric powder ( - 1 tbsp
  • Fenugreek seed - 70gms


  • 1. First of all make ready all the required equipment for making this dish. (Mixing bowl, pan, separate bowl for putting items, spatula, gloves, clean bowl ) (Collect all the ingredients mentioned above)
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  • 2. Clean the banana flower, remove first few layers of banana flower. Collect the baby flowers which you can find around the flower layers.
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  • 3. Then trim all around and cut the root of it and discard.
  • 4. Put the banana flower and potato in a pressure cooker and steam it covered fully dissolving in water for 25 minutes.
  • 5. After its cooked remove it from pressure cooker and separate the flower of banana, start removing small root found inside each flower which is not edible.
  • 6. After cleaned put banana flower and potato together then mash it with hand. Use gloves if possible otherwise wash your hands first before touching the food.
  • 7. Squeeze 3 pcs of lemon on the mixture. This pickle is more delicious when its sour and spicy however you can adjust them according to your palate.
  • 8. In a separate pan add mustard oil then temper it with green chili, fenugreek seed,ginger paste, cumin coriander powder, turmeric powder.
  • 9. After add this tempered paste on a mixture of potato and banana flower. Then mix well while you check the taste of it make sure spiciness and salt is well balanced.


This is just a simple recipe that is easy to prepare at home with avaibility of normal ingredients found around our home premises. I hope this recipe makes your dining table wow and your palate watery. Enjoy the recipe 
#. If you dont like spicy you can adjust according to your taste.
#. Bungaa( banana flower) is a cheap and easy ingredient found  everywhere.
#. All the ingredients are typically used in Nepalese local home and the taste that comes out of it is the genuine flavour that nepalese people loves because of which i have prepared this easy recipe for you lovely audience.

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