Sukto (Bengali Dish)

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Total Time:
1.5 days
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

Sukto is a Bengali dish native to the land of Kolkata famous for other delicious recipes. Sukto is a vegetarian Indian recipe and is famous comfort food of Kolkata.

The recipe is a mix of many vegetables and altogether they impart a unique flavour to this whole dish when cooed with urad dal. This recipe is famously relished as a side dish and made as a stewed recipe.

You can learn how to make it at home and bring the flavours of Bengal right into your kitchen. Some veggies like brinjal, karela, potato, raw papaya, raw banana, cucumber, drumstick and urad dal are stewed all together with some spices and condiments. It comes out as a sabzi which is best eaten with roti.

Take a look at more Side-Dish Recipes. You may also want to try Khatta Meetha Kaddu (Pumpkin), Turkey with Mushrooms, Spleen Pepper Fry (Manneeral Fry) , Narthangai Pachadi

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  • Karela - 1.5 cups
  • Brinjal -1/2 cup
  • Potato - 1/2 cup
  • Pumpkin - 1/2 cup
  • Raw papaya - 1/2 cup
  • Raw banana - 1/2 cup
  • Cucumber - 1/2 cup
  • Drumstick - 1/2 cup
  • Urad dal - 1 cup
  • Mustard - 2 tsp
  • Ginger-jeera paste - 2 tsp
  • Tejpatta - 2
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric powder - 2 tsp
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 2 tsp.

How to Make Sukto (Bengali Dish)

  • To make bari, soak the urad dal for 6 hours and make a paste, adding salt.
  • Now grease a steel plate with oil and put spoonful of the paste on it and dry in the sun until crisp.
  • Heat a pan, add oil and splutter mustard and tejpatta. Saute.
  • Add ginger-jeera paste and fry for a while.
  • Add all the vegetables, salt and turmeric powder and fry with the masala.
  • Add water and boil.
  • Now add the baris and cook, covered, for 10 minutes on low flame.
  • Now add sugar and mix with the sabzi and serve hot.