Palong shaker ghonto recipe | How to make Palong shaker ghonto

Palong shaker ghonto recipe with step-by-step pictures. Palong shaker ghonto is a bong-style mushy spinach curry with mixed vegetables. Quite similar to labra torkari or shak diye panch mishali chorchori. I made this curry with spinach or Palak shak, Brinjal, radish, flat beans, potatoes and Dal er Bori (dried pulse dumplings). However, I also add carrots, sweet potatoes, long beans, pumpkin or papaya. In short, for making this palong shak recipe you can use any vegetables available at home. Simply flavoured with paanch phoron and jeere, dhone, ada, kancha lonka bata. Balanced the taste with tomato paste and salt-sugar seasoning. No water is used for making Palong shaker ghonto.

Palong shaker ghonto is basically Bengalis’ wintertime delicacy. Prepared in winter due to the availability of fresh palok shaak and all wintertime vegetables. Soft stem green leafy palak is perfect for making this recipe. Because that easily gets mushy and gets mixed into the curry.

This palak shaak er tarkari is perfect for any Bengali niramish day (cooking with no onion or garlic). Goes best with gorom bhat & daal. Even can serve with niramish khichuri or even with roti at dinner.

So let’s check how to make Palong shaker ghonto at home with a simple step-by-step detail recipe.

Check my Mochar ghonto recipe and Muri ghonto recipe
Have a look at My 2 Palak recipesPalak Paneer recipe and Labra Torkari

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Palong shaker ghonto recipe | Palong shaker tarkari recipe | Bengali style palak saag recipe

Recipe by Moumita PaulCourse: Uncategorized
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Calories

300

kcal

Palong shaker ghonto is a bong-style mushy mixed veg curry recipe made with palak, Brinjal, radish, flat beans, potatoes & Bori. Served with gorom bhaat & dal.

Ingredients of Palong shaker ghonto

  • 1 Big bundle Palak Saag / Spinach / পালং শাক

  • 150 g Flat beans / সীম

  • 100 g Radish / মুলো

  • 250 g Brinjal / বেগুন

  • 2 Medium Potatoes / আলু

  • 1 Medium Tomato / টমেটো

  • 2 Green chillies / কাঁচা লঙ্কা

  • 1/2 inch Ginger / আদা

  • 3/4 tsp Cumin Powder / জিরে গুঁড়ো

  • 1+1/2 tsp Coriander Powder / ধনিয়া গুঁড়ো

  • 1+1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder / হলুদ গুঁড়ো

  • 2 tsp Sugar / চিনি

  • 2 tsp Salt / নুন

  • 6 tbsp Mustard Oil / সর্ষের তেল

  • For Tempering
  • 1 tsp Paanch Phoron / Bengali five spice / পাঁচফোড়ন

  • 2 Whole red chillies / গোটা শুকনো লঙ্কা

Instruction

  • Preparation of palong shaker ghonto
  • Clean & thoroughly wash palong shaak, Brinjal, flat beans, potatoes & radish.
  • Roughly chop the saag, cut the brinjal, flat beans, peeled potatoes & radish into cubes.
  • Cooking palak er ghonto
  • Heat a pan on medium flame, and add mustard oil. 
  • Once the oil gets hot, fry dal er Bori or dried pulse dumplings if available at home.
  • Take out the bori from the pan when gets golden brown from all sides. 
  • Then add paanch phoron & whole red chillies in oil for tempering.
  • Once the spices crackle & release aroma, add flat beans, then brinjal, then potatoes & lastly radish. 
  • Nicely sauté all the vegetables, then add the fried bori and mix it well. 
  • Next, add the palong shaak, mix it well and saute for 5 mins. 
  • After 5 mins, add turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, salt & sugar. 
  • Mix these masalas well with the veggies. Cover the pan and let the veggies cook with the masala. 
  • In the meantime, make a paste of tomato, green chillies and ginger. Mix this paste with little water. Keep it aside.
  • Check the veggies, stir well & pour the masala paste into them. Again mix it well & cover the pan. Keep the heat on slow to medium.
  • After every 2-3 mins interval stir the veggies. Cook it until the veggies get soft and get dry like chorchori.
  • Then mash the veggies with help of a spatula or the back of a ladle. Can add salt & sugar if required. Mix it well.
  • Again cover the pan and cook it for a while to get salt & sugar perfectly blended into the gravy. Then turn off the heat.
  • Palong shaker ghonto is ready, serve it with rice & daal or with niramish khichuri or roti. 

Notes

  • For making Best Palong shaker ghonto, try to use soft-stem green leafy palok saag.
  • I have used biulir dal er bori or kolai er dal er bori or urad dal bori. You can use motor dal er bori too.
  • Want to make palong shak er ghonto in pressure cooker? Then use a pressure cooker, the same way as using a pan. First tempering, then frying bori and then veggies. Then after sauteeing the veggies in masala , close the cooker lid. Before closing the lid, can add 1/2 cup of hot water if notice the veggies get dry. Keep the cooker on low heat for 10 mins. Then turn off the heat and wait until the pressure is automatically released. Check the consistency of the curry. Dry off the gravy if required. This way Palok er ghonto will be easily ready in a few minutes.
  • For seeing the recipe with step by step detail pictures check below.

How to make Palong shaker ghonto recipe with step-by-step detail pictures

Preparation 

  • Clean & thoroughly wash palong shaak, Brinjal, flat beans, potatoes & radish.
  • Roughly chop palong shaak, cut the brinjal, flat beans, peeled potatoes & radish into cubes. As shown in the picture below.
Palong shaker ghonto recipe Ingredients

Cooking Palak shaak er ghonto

  • Heat a pan on medium flame, and add mustard oil. 
  • Once the oil gets hot, fry dal er Bori or dried pulse dumplings if available at home.
Bori diye making Palong shaker ghonto recipe
  • Take out the bori from the pan when gets golden brown from all sides. 
Bori diye Palong shaker ghonto recipe
  • Then add paanch phoron & whole red chillies in oil for tempering.
Paanch phoron shukno lonka phoron for making Palong shaker ghonto recipe
  • Once the spices crackle & release aroma, add flat beans, then brinjal, then potatoes & lastly radish.
Sim, Mulo, begun diye Palong shaker ghonto recipe
  • Nicely sauté all the vegetables, then add the fried bori and mix it well. 
Bori Begun diye palong shaker ghonto recipe
  • Next, add the palok shaak, mix it well and saute for 5 mins. 
Making Palong shaker ghonto recipe
  • After 5 mins, add salt, sugar, turmeric powder, cumin powder & coriander powder. 
  • Mix these masalas well with the veggies. Cover the pan and let the veggies cook with the masala. 
Making Palong shaker ghonto recipe
  • In the meantime, make a paste of tomato, green chillies, and ginger. Mix this paste with little water. Keep it aside.
masala paste for making palong shaker ghonto recipe
  • Check the veggies, stir well & pour the masala paste into them. Again mix it well & cover the pan. Keep the heat on slow to medium.
  • After every 2-3 mins interval stir the veggies. Cook it until the veggies get soft and get dry like chorchori. 
  • Then mash the veggies with help of a spatula or the back of a ladle. Can add salt & sugar if required. Mix it well.
Making Palong shaker  tarkari recipe
  • Again cover the pan and cook it for a while to get salt & sugar perfectly blended into the gravy. Then turn off the heat.
Making Palong shaker  tarkari recipe
  • Palong shaker ghonto is ready, enjoy it with rice & daal or with niramish khichuri or roti. 

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