Banana Blossom, called ‘Hnachangvui’ in Hmar, can be prepared as a traditional dish ‘Ngathu Chialhme‘ with Fermented Fish, also including Potatoes to make a thicker gravy.
It can also be prepared as a Ngathu Hmarchadeng (Chilli Chutney) with Fermented Fish. You can also add Stink Beans (Zawngtra) to the Chilli Chutney as well.
To clean a Banana Blossom, remove the outer bracts which covers the Florets. Also, discard the covering of the Florets, called Calyx and also a matchstick-like Pistil from the centre of the Florets.