It becomes even more special when when my mother made this lau-er shukto. Eating it with hot rice, I had to ask her the recipe and note it down for the blog.
She said that typically this dish is made with shiuli leaves, which are bitter. Since we didn't have it, we substituted it with karela or bitter melon.
The bori (lentil dumplings) in this are usually matar dal er bori and again, I substituted it with regular ones that were in the pantry.
It makes for the perfect first course.