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Region : West Bengal
 Recipe by : ,Kolkata , India
Last Updated: 5-6-2014
Preparation Time
30 minute
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Shukto is an authentic Bengali traditional dish. This is served with warm rice at the beginning of the lunch. Any Bengali occasion is incomplete without Shukto.

Ingredients :

Potato   Bori (Badiyam, dry small dumplings made from lentil paste)
Arum   Salt
Radish   Sugar
Sweet potato   Onion seeds (kaleenji)
Bitter gourd   Fenugreek seeds
Brinjal   Fennel seeds
Green banana   Cumin seeds
Drum stick   Radhuni (Ajwain)
Turmeric   Ghee
Mustard paste   Milk (optional)
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Cooking Method :

Cut all vegetables in long pieces (1.5"-2") except bitter gourd. Cut bitter gourd in jullian cut.

Dry roast all seeds and grind them. Keep aside with a lid.

Heat ghee in a wok. Fry the bodiyam (bori) till brown and keep aside. Fry bitter gourd till golden and keep aside.

Now put all vegetables in wok and stir lightly. Add salt and a pinch of turmeric. Add water and cover with a lid to boil. Along with water you can mix milk also to add to the richness of taste.

After 10-15 minutes when the vegetables are cooked add fried bitter gourd and bodiyam, sugar and keep in high flame for 3-4 minutes.

Now add mustard paste and mix it and keep in high flame for a minute.

Now take out from heat and sprinkle the dry roasted spices.

Before serving mix the spices.

Serve with hot rice.

You can use white oil instead of ghee.

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