Tuesday, June 3, 2014

"Kumror Choka" ~ Bengali-style pumpkin curry

Hey friends! Back after a long time!
I was perfectly well and was cooking something or other thing as usual. But was not feeling much like sharing pictures or writing recipes. It happen sometimes! However, finally I am able to retrieve all the enthusiasm. 
Today I am sharing a typical Bong recipe...Very common, popular yet delicious! 
I am sharing recipe for "Kumror Choka" (Bengali style dry pumpkin curry), the way my Ma cooks.


Recipe adapted from Ma
Yield 4
Ingredients for "Kumror Choka" :
  1. Raw pumpkin 400 gm (do not peel the green skin, cut into large cubes)
  2. Potato 2 medium (peeled and cut into medium cubes)
  3. Chickpea 1 handful (soaked over night and boiled with salt)
  4. Panchphoron 1/4 tea spoon
  5. Dry red chili 2
  6. Turmeric powder
  7. Salt (according to taste)
  8. Sugar 1 tea spoon
  9. Mustard oil 3 table spoon
How to prepare Kumror Choka :
  • Wash vegetables under running water.
  • Heat mustard oil in a pan. Add panchphoron and dry red chilies. Let them get fragrant and do not burn. 
  • Add potato cubes. Sauté potato pieces over high flame for few minutes with little salt and turmeric powder. Cover with a lid and cook over low flame for couple of minutes. 
  • Now add pumpkin cubes and boiled chickpeas. Add required salt and turmeric powder. Sauté over high for a couple of minutes and then lower the heat. Cover it and cook until everything is well cooked and little mussy in texture. Add sugar and check seasoning. 
  • Kumror Choka pairs well with luchi porota or ruti.

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1 comment:

  1. Oh really Kumror Choka looking so enticing dish from your ingredients and recipe details.I will surely try this one.Your writing style tells me that you are professional essay writing services provider.Aren't you? Well nice post.

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