What’s my fascination with Bengali cuisine? Well I am Bengali which incase you don’t know I come from the East of India from the state named West Bengal and our cuisine is quite different from the rest of the country because we like bold flavors but not way too spicy too. We like our curries mild, but with non heat producing spices and we always eat! Bengali Aloo Dum or Bengali Aloo r Dom is one such curry which is enjoyed throughout the year either with luchi (poori made with all purpose flour) or with simple roti or Bengali pulao as well.
There are different types of Aloo Dum recipes in Indian cooking (atleast 1 have 3 of them on the website as of now) but this one is without any onion or garlic making it a perfect Sattvik meal (yogi meal) option and ofcourse it is vegan.
Bengalis enjoy this during festivals or when they have to break a fast and yet eat something tasty that’s when this curry comes to a great use. In Hindu tradition, onion and garlic is considered non holy (which means you can’t offer it to your God during a festival) and I have so many of these kind of recipes on my website. And more so Bengali because I saw it cooked by my maa while growing up. (well I am still growing up, I feel :P)
I made this as a part of a mega vegan Bengali meal this weekend and thought of sharing it with you all!
Give it a try and let me know your views below in the comment section.