Durga Puja Special Kumror Chokka: A Bengali Style Pumpkin Preparation

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Welcome to the world of Bengali cuisine! Today, we'll take you on a journey to discover the flavors of Durga Puja with our special dish - Kumror Chokka.

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Slide into the festive mood with this traditional pumpkin preparation, cooked in a Bengali style. It's a must-try for all food lovers.

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First, heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, bay leaf, and whole red chilies. Let the spices infuse their aroma into the oil.

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Next, add chopped onions and sauté until they turn golden brown. Then, add ginger-garlic paste and cook until the raw smell disappears.

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Now, it's time to add the star ingredient - pumpkin! Cut it into cubes and add it to the pan. Let it cook for a few minutes.

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To enhance the flavor, add a pinch of turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, and red chili powder. Mix well and let it cook.

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Once the pumpkin is cooked, add boiled chickpeas and mix it with the spices. Let it simmer for a few minutes.

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To give it a tangy twist, add a spoonful of tamarind paste and mix it well. Let it cook for a few more minutes.

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Finally, add a generous amount of coconut milk and let it simmer for a few minutes. Your Kumror Chokka is now ready to be served!

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Garnish it with fresh coriander leaves and serve it hot with steamed rice or parathas. Indulge in the rich and authentic flavors of Durga Puja with this special Bengali style pumpkin preparation. Happy feasting!