Shukto | How to make Shukto

By Amrita Roy  |  17th Nov 2015  |  
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About Shukto Recipe

Traditional Bengali Side dish contains mixed vegetables

Shukto is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Shukto in your kitchen. This recipe requires few minutes for preparation and 30 minutes to cook. The Shukto by Amrita Roy has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Shukto at home without any difficulty. Shukto is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Shukto would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Shukto this weekend. Share your Shukto cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Amrita Roy for inputs. In case you have any queries for Shukto you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Amrita Roy. You can also rate the Shukto and give feedback.


Ingredients to make Shukto

  • Bitter Gourd – 100 gms
  • Brinjal – 100 gms
  • Green Plantain - 100 gms
  • potato 100 gms
  • Drumstick 2
  • Bori (urad dal Dumplings) - 7 to 8
  • ginger paste 1 teaspoon
  • mustard Paste 11/2 teaspoon
  • cumin Powder 2 teaspoon
  • Green chilli 2
  • milk - 1/2 cup
  • ghee 1 teaspoon
  • mustard Oil - 1/4 cup
  • Panch Phoron Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Radhuni - 1 teaspoon
  • sugar - 1 teaspoon

How to make Shukto

  1. Cut all the vegetables in elongated manner and make pieces of drumsticks.
  2. We use “Bori” in sukto. Bori is nothing but dumplings made of urad dal paste which is sun dried and used in curry after frying.
  3. Now heat oil in a pan and fry each vegetable separately with salt.
  4. Put all the fried vegetables together and add ginger paste, cumin powder, sugar and green chillies. Stir well, then add water and put it in a pressure cooker for 1 or 2 whistles or cook them covering with a lid.
  5. Once the pressure is released, take oil in a pan and season with radhuni seeds or panch phoron & dry red chillies.
  6. Add mustard paste and saute it. Now pour the boiled vegetable soup & fried dumplings into it and let it boil for 2 minutes.
  7. Add milk and lower the flame. Switch off the gas and add ghee & panch phoron powder. Serve this curry with plain rice.

My Tip:

Panch phoron can be used if radhuni is not available. Panch phoron contains fennel seeds, fenugreek, cumin, nigella seeds, radhuni. Radhuni can be replaced with mustard seeds in panch phoron.

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