Narkel Bata is a traditional Bong style chutney made of fresh coconut, mustard seeds and green chilies. At times, garlic cloves and / or poppy seeds are also ground along with the coconut. Very few ingredients are required to dish out this chutney, which goes best only with hot steamed rice and a drizzle of some raw mustard oil. It is a very simple and an easy recipe that needs no tempering or sautéing. So time to try out this rustic, village style regional delicacy.
- 1 cup fresh grated coconut
- 2-3 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp. mustard seeds
- 2 green chilies / burnt red chilies
- salt to taste
- 1 tsp. raw mustard oil
Grind all the above mentioned ingredients (except mustard oil) in a mixer grinder along with just a few drops of water if possible.
It would be better if it is ground on a grinding stone (sil batta) for a perfect texture. Once done, just mix with hot steamed rice and a drizzle of some raw mustard oil for that extra zing and enjoy.