Skip to main content

KanchKolar Khosha Bata

Kanchkola in Bengali is nothing but raw banana /plantain and khosha means peel. We love to experiment not only with the vegetable but also the peel. Kanchkolar khosha bata means a smooth spicy paste made with plantain peel paste. This is very delicious recipe.Serve hot with steamed rice. In Bengal we have this as a starter dish mainly served during lunch.

Preparation time : 15 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Serves : 4 

Ingredients :
3 to 4 raw banana (plantain) peel 
1 ½  tsp garlic paste
1 whole red chilly
 4 to 5 hot green chilly chopped
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp mustard oil 
salt to taste

Methods Of Cooking :
Take the peel boil the peel with water till soft, you can put them in pressure cooker and cook them till soft. Now drain the water. Let the peel cool down. Now take them in your mixture with green chilly and sugar and salt. Make a fine smooth paste. Now heat oil in a pan ( you can add nigella seed (kalonji / kalo jeera if you want) now add the whole red chilly and garlic paste. When garlic is little fried then add the banana peel paste. Now stir and fry the mixture till it is completely dry but moist. Serve with hot steamed rice. If you want to experiment then can try it as bread spread. Enjoy kanchkolar khosha bata.

Happy Cooking!


  1. Hi!

    Your blog caught my attention thanks to the quality of your recipes. From, one of the biggest recipe search engines in India and in the world, we would like to invite you to add your blog to our site and make your recipes available to lots of people.

    This is one way to share your recipes with the world and it can also help you increase your blog traffic.

    To join, just go to:




Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Bhetki Macher Jhol and A Simple Bengali Lunch Menu

Bengal general dishes are very simple and take little time to cook and less spicy. Today I thought to share with you all a very simple Bengali platter. This consist of Bhetki Macher Jhol(barramundi stew) and three fried vegetables with ghee (clarified butter) green chilly and lemon wedge and salt. I hope you all will relish this simple lunch platter.

Boal Maancher Tel Jhol

This is a delicious spicy fish preparation from Bengal. Boal is the native fish known as wallago and scientifically named as wallago attu. This fish are found in large lakes and rivers of India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia. This fish is bit oily a festive dish enjoyed during the time of celebration and hope you give it a try you will like it.

Paneer Posto/ Indian Cottage Cheese cooked In Poppy Paste Curry

Paneer posto is a delicious creamy dish. Posto in Bengali means paste of poppy seeds which is cooked with veggies , fish and even chicken or just taken raw with mustard oil and hot steamed rice. Today I used that concept of Bengali posto but to it add some ingredients to give it a royal touch. The dish looks very rich but it is not that heavy and not loaded with too much of calories but a simple fast to cook easy delicious dish. The best part of it is poppy seed paste is good to give you a happy sleep so if you have it for dinner a good sleep is ensured. So be happy cook and have fun . I am sure you all will love it. This is special too as I am taking this dish for all my friends in Potluck Party Cyber Style.You too can come and join us there.