From   Budget Kitchen

Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 45 minute

Method: Easy

Course: Main Course

Type: Swiss

Delicious is the best way to describe this mixed vegetable dish which the Bengalis simply love


  • Bitter gourds, cut into round slices 2
  • Medium brinjal, cut into small cubes 1
  • Medium potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes 2
  • Medium raw banana, peeled and cut into small cubes 1
  • Medium ridge gourd, peeled and cut into small cubes 1
  • Medium carrot, peeled and cut into small cubes 1
  • Medium tomatoe, chopped 1
  • Green peas ½ cup
  • Mustard oil 3 tbsps
  • Poppy seeds 2 tbsps
  • Mustard seeds 1 tsp
  • Ginger, chopped 1 tsp
  • Green chillies, chopped 2
  • Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar ¼ tsp
  • Milk 3 tbsps


  • Take poppy seeds and ½ tsp mustard seeds in a small bowl, add warm water and soak for 1 hour. Drain and put into a blender jar and blend into a paste with ginger and half the green chillies.
  • Heat 2 tbsps mustard oil in a non-stick pan, and saute bitter gourd, brinjal and potatoes separately and drain on absorbent paper.
  • Heat 1 tbsp mustard oil in the same non-stick pan, add ½ tsp mustard seeds and remaining green chillies and saute till the seeds splutter.
  • Add all the vegetables one by one. Mix all together, cover and cook for about 10 minutes. Add half the ground paste, turmeric powder and salt. Add ¼ cup water if it is too dry.
  • Cook on medium low heat for another 10-15 minutes.
  • Add remaining ground paste, sugar and milk and mix well and let it cook for 5 minutes more.
  • Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.