Wednesday, 16 September 2015


Shukto is probably the most authentic Bengali dish. The custom is that eating starts with rice and shukto. It is considered a very healthy food and also it frees up the taste buds which is very pleasing. Shukto can also be called a Bengali style vegetable stew or soup.


Bitter Gourd -1
Sheem-4 -5
Bori – 10 – 15
Potato – 1
Drum stick -2
White radish -1
Randhuni -1and ½ tsp
Poppy seeds – 2tbsp
Ginger Paste – 1 tbsp
Sugar – as per taste 
Salt – as per taste 
Peas – 100 gm 
Raw or green Banana – 1
Green chilli –2 nos cut in fine pieces
Mustard oil – 4 tbsp
Milk -1 cup
Water -1/2 cup 


1. Wash all the veggies and cut it properly.
2. Heat mustard oil in a kadahi  and fry Bori in medium flame and strain oil.
3. Now fry the vegetable pieces separately and keep aside.
4. Temper remaining oil with Randhuni. Also add cut chili pieces.
5. Add ginger paste and cook for 1-2 minutes and add poppy seed paste and again cook for around 2 minutes.
6. Add salt and sugar as per taste and cook again for 1-2 minutes. Now add little milk and water to the spice mix and bring it to boil.
7. Put all the fried veggies along with raw drumstick into the hot oil and cover the kadahi with a lid.
8. Cook for around 8 – 10 minutes in low flame or till the veggies are properly cooked.
9. Check the water level and if required add some more water because shukto should have sufficient gravy.
10. Shukto is ready to serve. It is served with plain rice.

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