Shukto recipe of Bengali cuisine is a medley of vegetables cooked in a gravy of milk and has a combination of flavours ranging from sweet to bitter, all in perfect harmony. The perfect recipe for Bengali shukto calls for simple ingredients, which includes vegetables, Bengali five-spice mix called panchforon and milk.
This Beguner Birinchi recipe is my family’s classic favourite Bengali eggplant recipe. Thick slices of eggplant are char-grilled and then simmered in a tomato-based gravy. Pair it with an Indian flatbread like chapatti (flour tortillas) or serve it with a big bowl of rice for a hearty meal.