Thursday, March 4, 2010

SHUKTO (BITTER VEGETABLE CURRY OF BENGALI)





































































INGREDIENTS

Beans : 100 grams
Carrot : 1 piece
Drumstick : 2 pieces
Bittergourd : 2 pieces
Papaya : 1/2 of a small size
Raw banana : 1 piece
Potato : 1 piece
Salt : 1/2 tsp (as per taste)
Mustard seeds : 4-5 tsp
Khuskhus : 6-7 tsp


PREPARATION

• Cut beans, carrot, raw banana, drumstick, bittergourd, papaya and potato into small pieces
• Boil all the vegetable in pressure cooker
• Grind khuskhus and mustard seeds and make a smooth paste
• Heat 4-5 tsp of oil in a kadai
• Pour mustard seeds and wait for few seconds till it sizzle
• Put all the vegetables and fry it for 15-20 minutes till it turns tender
• Pour mustard and khuskhus paste and stir it again for 5-10 minutes
• Serve with plain rice

36 comments:

  1. A different curry with unique combination

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  2. This curry sounds truly very yummy and new to me..

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  3. colourful,delicious and very yum.

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  4. Fantastic and lovely curry!! award is been waiting for you...plz collect it..

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  5. Never tried this preparation, looks yummy and healthy...

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  6. curry to new and inviting, dear

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  7. nice curry .. I love dry curries like this one

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  8. Interesting...never heard of this one

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  9. Curry is new to me. Karela and mustard seeds makes this curry bitter! Healthy also!
    Picture looks like aviyal:)

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  10. thats again my fav and i cook it almost every weekend. looks good.

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  11. I have never had it, what does it taste like? Is it a bit bitter like it's name says?

    Got to try it :)

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  12. Thats different curry with all my fav veggie.. looks so yummy.

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  13. love this shukto.. looks so delicious.

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  14. Its new to me..Looks yummy..

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  15. Interesting combination of ingredients .I am sure it is very healthy too.

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  16. वाह१ शुक्तो....इन्द्राणी की याद आ गई. मेरी स्कूल के दिनों की मित्र. सबसे पहले उसी के घर खाई थी ये करी. बहुत स्वादिष्ट..धन्यवाद. अब बनाउंगी, तब तो केवल खाने का शऊर था...हा हा.

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  17. wat a delicious combo of these veggies..so colorful!!

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  18. Very nice dish with all those veggies... looks colorful and delicious.

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  19. Very interesting dish Babli...looks very colorful and nice different combination of veggies :)

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  20. Babli
    This resembles the Kerala Avial , instead of khuskhus and mustard they use coconut and jeera.Must try this version.

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  21. Hi Babli
    Sorry I could not respond earlier as I was visiting Kolkata. In summer time such a recipe is very healthy and tasty. Pics are great..

    Deepa

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  22. Very different ingredients and the curry looks absolutely delicious too. Would give it a try soon.

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  23. Very new 2 me&healthy combo of veggies!bitter grd is one of fav veggie.so wil try it soon, tnx babli dear

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  24. Nice way to have the veggies,loved the recipe,looks really healthy as well as delicious

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  25. shall try this one Babli :)
    looks like a comforting preparation:)
    TC

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  26. The curry looks simply yummy!!!! a great recipe babli:)

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  27. I would like to compare this to Aviyal of Kerala :D I know this is bitter while aviyal is not..healthy and yumm

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  28. Healthy!
    I must try this out.
    You have a fantastic food blog. :)

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  29. wow nice recipe. new 2 me....mustard n poppy seeds paste vl gv a nice flavour n taste...nice pics...lovely dish

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  30. Wow, thats a terrific combination of vegetables, sure' the bitterness won't be felt...best way to indulge in veggies:) Thanks for this lovely recipe, wish I cud' find all this native vegetables here:( but sure will find a way to make them...

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