Shukto - Low Spiced Bitter Bengali Vegetable Dish - Healthy

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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 50
    g bitter melons (melon)
  • 100
    g raw papayas, peeled
  • 2
    pieces raw bananas, peeled
  • 100
    g pumpkin, peeled
  • 100
    g eggplants (aubergine)
  • 1
    piece medium sized potato, peeled
  • 1
    tablespoon ginger paste
  • 1
    teaspoon panch phoron (equal part of Black mustard, fennel, fenugreek, nigella seeds & cumin)
  • 1
    teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1
    tablespoon poppy seed paste (optional)
  • 1
    tablespoon rice bran or 1 tablespoon refined oil
  • 12
    teaspoon sugar (optional)
  • 500
    ml water
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DIRECTIONS

  • Dice all vegetables in inch long pieces. wash & keep aside in water as raw banana turns black when in direct contact with air.
  • Heat Oil in wok/pan. Add panch phoron. As soon as it splutters, add ginger paste. After a minute, add cumin powder. Add all vegetables, stir for 5 minutes. Add salt to taste & poppy seed paste. Stir and pour water. Bring to boil, sim and cover the pan slightly.
  • Keep stirring & checking in between for vegetables to be cooked completely. As soon as the vegetables are done(test by taking a piece each and mash/slice with spoon wihtout any difficulty), add sugar. The gravy should not be very thick. Remove from gas oven and serve with rice(brown).
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