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Shukto
Cuisine Bengali
Servings
3-4
Ingredients
Shopping list
  • 1 large potato
  • 1 large turnip or 1 bunch radish
  • 1 medium zucchini or squash
  • 1 small eggplant
  • 1 cup green beans
  • 2 cups rice basmati rice or naan bread
  • 1 inch ginger peeled and grated
  • 1 cup milk
  • oil
  • sugar
  • salt and pepper
Optional
  • 1 lb chicken thighs or breast cut into 1 inch pieces
Culinary Spice Kit
  • [1] Panch Phoron Cumin, fennel, fenugreek, brown and yellow mustard, nigella
  • [2] Yellow and brown mustard, ajowan, bay leaves
Cuisine Bengali
Servings
3-4
Ingredients
Shopping list
  • 1 large potato
  • 1 large turnip or 1 bunch radish
  • 1 medium zucchini or squash
  • 1 small eggplant
  • 1 cup green beans
  • 2 cups rice basmati rice or naan bread
  • 1 inch ginger peeled and grated
  • 1 cup milk
  • oil
  • sugar
  • salt and pepper
Optional
  • 1 lb chicken thighs or breast cut into 1 inch pieces
Culinary Spice Kit
  • [1] Panch Phoron Cumin, fennel, fenugreek, brown and yellow mustard, nigella
  • [2] Yellow and brown mustard, ajowan, bay leaves
Instructions
Rice
  1. If using rice, cook rice according to package instructions.
Prepare
  1. Cut all vegetables into bite-size pieces.
Fry
  1. In a large PAN, heat 6 tbsp oil.
  2. Add Shukto Spices [1] and ginger. Stir-fry 30 seconds until seeds start to pop.
  3. Optional: Add chicken and salt to taste. Fry until all sides turn slightly brown.
  4. Add potato, turnip, and salt to taste. Fry until they turn slightly brown.
  5. Add all remaining vegetables and salt to taste. Fry until they turn slightly brown.
Cook
  1. In a small CUP, dissolve Shukto Spices [2] in 2 tbsp of water.
  2. In the same PAN, add this spice paste and 1 cup of milk. Cover. Bring to boil. Turn heat to medium-low.
  3. Cook for 5-10 minutes until vegetables and optional chicken are cooked.
  4. Add 1-3 tsp sugar to taste.
  5. Serve with rice or bread. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Variation:

Substitute one of the vegetables with 1 plantain or 1 sweet potato.