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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) …

Irresistible Egg - Bengali Deem Dish

Irresistible Egg - Bengali Deem Dish Haser Dimer Khasha - Duck Egg Dish Previously in Bangladesh, people did not eat chicken, but there was no such taboo on the consumption of duck meat and eggs. For the backyard Poultry in Bangladesh, the ducks were usually sold for table purpose and the chicken as game birds for fighting. The inputs required were very small as they scavenge their feed requirements and were raised with little veterinary care. They were ready to eat everything from a duck's egg, quail’s egg, tortoise egg, to even a pigeon's egg, but in case of chicken almost all the eggs produced were made to hatch and reluctant to take a single due to socio-religious taboo. This ideology has increasingly reduced in tenacity in the last two decades.

On the farm the poultry animals played other important roles beyond a source of food protein. The chickens were used to control insect population. Chickens will eat many pests found in a garden and if allowed to roam the farmyard …