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Shukto - Mixed Vegetables

Shukto - Mixed Vegetables Traditional Bengali Recipes PRASADAM Shukto recipes- A bitter mixed vegetables dish Shukto, the bitter taste curry is a regional favorite of the people of Bengal, Orissa, and Assam taken generally as a starter item during the midday meal. From mythical Shiva (in the narrative poems of Annadamangal) requested Devi Annapurna to cook some dishes including “Shukuta” to the historical figure Shri Chaitanya, the medieval Bengali loved the Shukto. In Shukto the bitterness is rarely allowed to overpower the other flavors like sharpness of mustard paste, poppy seeds, and slight bitterness of sesame seeds, and flavors of ghee too. (see more traditional Bengali bitter recipes). By Bengali Dutta
Published: December 19, 2013
Tips: The rich taste behind every Bengali dish depends upon the different tempering techniques. Shukto - Mixed Vegetables recipe Shukto recipe #1 (A regular dish) Ingredients for 4:
Ucche - উচ্ছে (bitter melons) 2 medium
Aloo - আলু (potato) …

Traditional Bengali Starter

Traditional Bengali Starter

The principle behind the beginning of daytime meal with bitter things first as defined by Maharshi Charak, Maharshi Sushruta, Maharshi Dhanwantari, and Jeevaka in Ayurvedic Rasayanas, bengalees are following those ritually as "totka" (an empiric therapy) in every household. You can hear all the time "khete hoy ma or khete hoy baba" saying, "You should eat O my daughter/my son", which Ancient Indian Science of Ayurveda ascribed as a cooling agent that was socially acquired throughout the region of Anga, Banga, and Kalinga (now Bengal, Orissa, and Assam) to protect themselves from frequent changes in climatic conditions.




Ideal Bengali starter mainly is the mixed vegetables curry called Shukto , Neem Begun, Paat/Nalte pata, Palta pata, Helencha হেলঞ্চ শাক Hincha Shaak, and Sojne phul bhaja and paturi etc.


Published by: "Bangla Rannar Pala O Parbon" Date published: 05/15/2013

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