Day 3: C for Charchari (Bengali Mixed Vegetable Curry)
I’m going to continue on with my journey through Bengali cuisine for our ‘Journey through the cuisines‘ month long mega blogging marathon. It’s Day 3 and we are cooking with the letter C. I chose to make a very simple, everyday Bengali dish called Charchari aka Chorchori aka Chochchori.
It is an easy to make mixed vegetable dish and from the different recipes I found online, each family has it’s own way of making this humble dish. Each version had a slightly different veggie used and some used mustard paste while some didn’t. I followed Sandeepa’s recipe to make my Charchari, except for the addition of mustard paste which I omitted.
I personally love mixed vegetable curries. Each veggie brings its own flavor and texture to the dish making the dish taste amazing. Any mix of veggies can be used for this curry, but there are some that are almost always used like ridgegourd, pumpkin, potato and eggplant. While others like broad beans, drumsticks, radish etc are stand ins and can be used when available.
Crumbled Bengali boris or vadis are added on top while serving, but I didn’t have any, so skipped them. Serve this dish with rice or roti and Bengali Masoor dal for a filling and hearty meal.
Charchari aka Chorchori aka Chochchori is a simple everyday dish made in Bengali households. It is an easy to make mixed vegetable dish that is healthy & delicious. It can be served with rice and dal for a filling and comforting meal.