Durga Puja, the auspicious festival of the Bengalis, is knocking on the doors. A popular tradition during this festival is to usher Ma Durga into our earth, seeking her blessings and to offer our homage. Cooking various delectable Bengali dishes is one of the key cultural activities followed by many households. Greeting and inviting family and friends for spending time together with fun and frolic, mark the special festivities of the occasion.
So why not try out some of the mouth-watering traditional Bengali in your kitchen.
Shukto is one of the popular traditional Bengali dishes. The main ingredient is the bitter gourd. The other vegetables added are drumstick, flat beans, raw bananas or kachkola, brinjal, papaya, potatoes, and sweet potatoes. Grated coconut and a solution of milk and flour (maida) are used to prepare the gravy. Mustard paste is added to create a special taste. Ghee can also be poured at the end for the extra flavour and aroma.