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Shukto is a popular Bengali dish which is served as a first course in a Bengali Platter.It is basically a mixed vegetable curry which contains potato, brinjal, bitter gourd, green plantain as its main ingredients. Apart from this you can also add sweet potato, papaya, rich gourd, drum sticks, etc.
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Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Served As: Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: Bengali
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 4


  • 100 gm Bitter Gourd â
  • 100 gm Brinjal â
  • 100 gm Potato â
  • 100 gm Plantain green
  • 2 Drumstick
  • Bori urad dal dumplings - urad dal soaked, make paste and put in the shape of dumplings and sundried - 7 to 8 nos bori
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 1 tsp Ginger Paste â
  • 11/2 tsp Mustard Paste â
  • 2 tsp Cumin Powder â
  • 1 tsp Radhuni - 1 Teaspoon radhuni
  • 1/2 cup Milk â
  • 1 tsp Desi Ghee
  • 1/4 cup Mustard Oil â
  • 1 Red Chillies dry â or
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • Panch Phoron panch phoron contains fennel seeds, fenugreek, cumin, nigella seeds, radhuni (dry roast and grind in mortar & pestle) - 1 teaspoon powder
  • 1 tsp Sugar


  • Cut all the vegetables in elongated manner and make pieces of drumsticks.
  • We use “Bori” in shukto. Bori is nothing but dumplings made of urad dal paste which is sun dried and used in curry after frying.
  • Now heat oil in a pan and fry each vegetable separately with salt.
  • After that, put all the fried vegetables together and add ginger paste, cumin powder,sugar and green chilli.
  • Stir well, then add water and cover the pan with a lid until all the vegetables are well cooked.
  • Now take oil in another pan and season with radhuni seeds or panch phoron & dry red chilli. Add mustard paste and saute it.
  • Now pour the boiled vegetable soup & fried dumplings into it and let it boil for 2 minutes.
  • Finally add milk and slower the flame.
  • Switch off the gas and add ghee & panch phoron powder. Serve this curry with plain rice.
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I am Amrita, a medical writer by profession and love to experiment with food. My passion of writing and cooking has motivated me to create an accessible diary (Blog: Motions and Emotions) where I share my thoughts and culinary skills. Generally I share easy and tasty recipes which can be tried by any one starting from novice to experienced, bachelor to married persons.

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