Kumror Chokka is a traditional Bengali dish that celebrates the natural sweetness and earthy flavors of pumpkin and black chickpeas. This vegetarian delicacy is made with tender pumpkin pieces simmered in a flavorful blend of spices, creating a dish that is not only comforting but also nourishing.
The pumpkin chunks in Kumror Chokka become tender and flavorful as they soak up the aromatic spices. The combination of spices like cumin, coriander, turmeric, and red chili powder adds layers of complexity to the dish, creating a harmonious balance of flavors.
Kumror Chokka is best enjoyed with steamed rice, roti, or paratha. The soft, creamy pumpkin chunks meld perfectly with the spices, creating a satisfying and hearty meal. The dish is versatile, as it can be served as a main course or as a side dish to complement other Bengali delicacies.
Whether it’s a family gathering, a festive occasion, or a comforting dinner at home, Kumror Chokka is a dish that will surely impress and satisfy your taste buds. Its rich flavors, vibrant colors, and enticing aroma make it a standout in Bengali cuisine.
Event-related to this post :
The November month challenge in the ‘Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge’ group was ‘Healthy Desserts’, suggested by Rafeeda. Well, I was partnered with Seema for this theme, she gave me 2 secret ingredients Coconut and Peanut butter, and I gave her the secret ingredients Cardamom and Walnut. And as usual, using my two ingredients I have come up with this Date Energy Balls for the theme contribution.
📖 RECIPE CARD
- 2 cup Kumro (pumpkin) (cut into chunks)
- 1 cup Potato (cut into chunks)
- ½ cup Black chickpeas (boiled)
- 3-4 no. Green chilli
- 1 tbsp Ginger (grated)
- 1 tsp Coriander powder
- 1 tsp Cumin powder
- ½ tsp Turmeric powder
- 1 tsp Red chilli powder
- 2 no. Bay leaves
- ¼ tsp Hing
- ½ tsp Cumin seeds
- 2 no. Whole dry red chilli
- 3 tbsp Mustard oil
- 1 tbsp Sugar
- ½ cup Water
- In a small bowl, take the grated ginger, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, and 2-3 tablespoons water into it.
- Give a nice mix and keep aside.
- Heat oil in a pan.
- Add whole red chilies, bay leaf, cumin seeds and hing. Allow to crackle.
- Pour the masala mix and saute over low-medium heat for 1 minute.
- Add the potatoe cubes, mix well and fry a bit.
- Then add the pumpkins, black chickpeas, green chilies, salt and mix well.
- Pour water, give a quick mix.
- Cover and allow to cook until the veggies are all done, stirring in between.
- After that add sugar, garam masala and mix gently.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes more and then serve hot with luchi or roti !
- Adjust the spiciness as desired!