Durga Puja delicacies to make at home using the best electric induction cooktop from Kutchina
Durga Puja – one of the most awaited festivals – is often associated with mouth-watering delicacies made at home. As Durga Puja is just around the corner, here we share some recipes that you can easily make at home using the best induction cooktop:
1. Luchi: The perfectly irresistible luchi with aloo dum is a must during Durga puja! The classic combo is easy to make, and with an induction cooktop, it is easier and faster. Add maida (flour), vegetable oil, and salt in a bowl. Mix them nicely, add warm water, and knead to make a firm dough. Keep aside for 20 minutes. Now select the deep fry mode on your induction cooktop and heat oil. Divide the dough into small balls and roll them into 4-inch circles. You can apply little oil if required. Now fry deep these circles until fluffy. Your phulko luchi is ready to serve!
2. Aloo dum: For the dum aloo recipe, wash and boil potatoes, gently peel them, and keep them aside. Heat butter in an induction base pan and keep the temperature low. Add potatoes and fry until they turn golden brown and then, add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, and sugar to taste. Add tomatoes and mix all the ingredients well for about a minute or two. Then add water ( depending on how thick gravy you want). Keep the induction stove on a low temperature and cover with a lid for 15-20 minutes. When the gravy thickens, add crushed kasuri methi, and cook for a minute or two. Check if the potatoes are completely cooked or not. Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve hot with phulko luchi.
3. Kosha Mangsho: The authentic Bengali style mutton curry is a must-have dish during the Puja days. For preparing this dish, add garlic, onions, ginger to your mixer grinder and grind them until smooth. Marinate the mutton with this paste, yoghurt, turmeric powder, coriander powder, mustard oil, red chilli powder and keep aside for some time. Now in an induction base pan, heat 2 tbsp mustard oil and fry potatoes until golden brown, keep them aside. Then saute the whole spices – black pepper, bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, cardamom, cloves. Keep the induction temperature low and add the marinated mutton. Keep stirring the mutton in between. Then add two cups of water, cooked potatoes in the half-cooked mutton and cook till the pieces become succulent. Add ghee and give it a good stir. Your kosha mangsho is ready – garnish it with freshly chopped coriander leaves; serve with pulao, luchi, or a dish of your choice.
4. Chaler Payesh: This very popular creamy dessert can make any festival special. Rinse the rice until water runs clear and set aside. In a pan add ghee and then rice and saute for a minute or two. Now add milk, simmer, and cook at low flame until the rice is completely cooked. Once the rice is soft, add sugar as per taste and simmer till the mixture is thick and creamy. Garnish with dry fruits.
We hope you will enjoy making these easy recipes on your induction cooktop this Durga puja. If you are looking for the best induction cooktops, click here.