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 Name of the recipe - Shukto



kaachkola (plantain ) 1

mulo (lobok/daikon) 1 cup

aloo (potato) 1 medium

begun (eggplant) 1 medium

uchche (bittermelon) 1 (slice thinly)

shorshe (mustard seeds) 1-1/2 tbsp.

methi (fenugreek seeds) 1/2 tsp.

posto (poppy seeds) 2 tbsp.

salt to taste 1 tbsp.

Method of Preparation

Soak 1 tbsp. of each mustard seeds and poppy seeds in warm water. Cut plantain, lobok, potato and eggplant lengthwise (about 2" long). Heat 1/4 cup of oil in a wok. Fry the eggplant pieces, set aside. Fry the bitter melon slices, and set aside. In the remaining oil, roast 1/2 tsp. each of fenugreek seeds and mustard seeds. When mustard seeds start to pop, add to it the plantain, lobok(mulo), and potato and stir fry in medium heat.

As you stir the vegetables, blend the soaked mustard seeds and poppy seeds and about 1" long fresh ginger root, all in a blender into a smooth paste. After stir frying vegetables for about 5 to 7 minutes, add the blended mixture to the vegetables and stir constantly for about 2 minutes. Add salt. Also, add the fried bitter melon slices and eggplant pieces. Add now to the "shukto" about 1/2 cup of hot water and cover wok for about 5 minutes, stirring occassionally and check if the vegetables are cooked or not. When vegetables are all cooked, pour on top about 1 tsp. of either butter or ghee. Serve with rice.


It's highly effective in Diabetes, any skin disorder and liver disorder. Reduces the aggravated condition of  Pitta