Dudh Shukto | How to make Dudh Shukto

By Antara Navin  |  14th Jul 2016  |  
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About Dudh Shukto Recipe

Shukto is a bengali bitter sweet vegeterian preparation loaded with vegetables and minimal spices. The bitter gourd is a mandatory veggie that is needed for this recipe. During my growing up years, I was particularly not fond of it because of the bitter taste but amazingly, now I like it. It is like a soup that is taken at the beginning of the meal. You can use any vegetables but must include bitter gourd . However tomatoes, cauliflower and cabbage are excluded. Another interesting fact is my mother never used to serve shukto in dinner. According to her, it should only be eaten in lunch. Shukto can be prepared in varied style like you can use milk and spices like radhuni masala or wild celery to flavor the curry. This type of preparation is done by the Bangals . Another style is using mustard seed and poppy seed paste along with milk . This type of preparation is done by the Ghotis. In this , I bring you the Bangal style. A satuatory warning is this curry is bitter sweet , but it is healthy and nutritional.

Dudh Shukto is a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Dudh Shukto by Antara Navin has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 4 people. You can find Dudh Shukto at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Dudh Shukto takes 15 minutes for the preparation and 40 minutes for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Dudh Shukto is a good option for you. The flavour of Dudh Shukto is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Dudh Shukto on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Dudh Shukto recipe on the page below.

Dudh Shukto

Ingredients to make Dudh Shukto

  • 1/2 cup sliced bitter gourd (keep it in a separate bowl from the rest of the vegetables)
  • 1 drumstick cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup boris or vadi or lentil dumplings
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped beans
  • 1/2 cup chopped flat lima beans
  • 1/2 cup chopped plaintain (cut into 1 inch size pieces)
  • 1/2 cup chopped ridge gourd
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon wild celery (radhuni masala)
  • 4 Tablespoon mustard Oil
  • 1 teaspoon desi ghee(optional)
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • salt as per taste
  • 1 tsp sugar( adjust as per your taste)
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Panch Phoron or use the below ingredients :
  • 1.5 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1.5 tsp nigella seeds(kalonji)
  • 1.5 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1.5 tsp mustard Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp fenugreek or methi seeds

How to make Dudh Shukto

  1. Heat a wok and add 2 tablespoon of mustard oil. When the oil is hot, add the boris and fry them till they turn golden brown. Take it out and keep it aside.
  2. Add the chopped bitter gourd into the same pan and fry them till they turn crispy and golden brown. Take it out and keep it aside.
  3. Add the remaining mustard oil in the wok and heat it. When the oil is hot, add half a tablespoon of mustard seeds, half a tablespoon of wild celery and half a tablespoon of panch phoron( or half of cumin seeds, half of nigella seeds, half of fennel seeds, half of mustard seeds and half of fenugreek seeds) . When the seeds stop cracking,add all the vegetables except the bitter guard. Add salt as required. Fry them on medium high for 5 minutes. Lower the heat and add a little water. Cover and cook on low medium heat till all the veggies become soft and cooked. Stir and mix in between.
  4. While the vegetables are cooking, dry roast the remaining spices and grind it into a fine powder in a spice grinder. Add this ground spice into the milk. Mix well.
  5. When the vegetables are cooked, remove the lid and add the spiced milk. Stir and mix. Add water as required. Bring the curry to a boil and let the curry simmer on low heat for another 5 minutes. Add sugar and ghee (optional ) into the shukto before turning off the heat.
  6. Serve the dudh shukto at room temperature with steamed white rice.

Reviews for Dudh Shukto (1)

Maithili Thangkhiew2 years ago

one of my fav bong dishes, thanks!

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