Charchari is a,Bengali Dish, where,the spice used for tempering,are different. It is Panch Phoran: Black cumin,fenugreek seeds,Mustard Seeds,onion seeds and fennel seeds.Due to it"s tempering it taste devine,u can make charchari by using mix veg.or any one ,like brinjal,cauli flower,parval...:)

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  • Yields: serves 4-6 person
  • 1 tablespoon mustard oil / any veg oil
  • 1 tbsp panch phoron
  • 1 cup chopped potatoes
  • 1 cup chopped raw banana
  • 1 cup chopped carrot
  • 1 cup chopped eggplant
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 1 cup chopped radish
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • i cup chopped cauliflower
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder or as per taste or avoid
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala or as per taste
  • 2 chopped green chillies or as per taste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • salt to taste
  • water as needed

Heat oil in a kadai ,add panchphoron.When it starts spluttering, add sugar and all vegetables except cauliflower. Cook on high for 5 minutes.Stir in between.


Add cauliflower, turmeric powder, cumin powder,green chillis and salt.Cover and reduce the flame to medium. Cook for about 10-12 minutes.Stir in between.


Sprinkle little water in between if needed.When the vegetables are cooked, add garam masala and put off the heat and keep covered on the gas for 5 minutes.


Serve hot with plain rice or chapatti or any bread of your choice......:)

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thanx to ma neighbour,bose aunty,she is a very good cook,i savored this dish at her place for so many times,i made it few day"s before,specially for one of ma foodie friend in ciy,who asked for casserole, and acc. to me this one is a must try:)

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