Thursday, 14 June 2012

Pointed Gourd Curry/Parwal ki Sabzi/Aloo Potoler Dalna

Pointed gourd is known as parval/parwal in hindi and potol in bengali.It is known as green potato colloquially in India.This vegetable is cultivated and hence available in eastern states of India - Assam,Bengal,Orissa,Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.This recipe is known as aloo potoler dalna in bengali -potol stands for pointed gourd and dalna stands for curry.This is a very simple and tasty recipe which does not require much time and preparation :)

parwal/pointed gourd/potol (4)
potatoes (2 medium)
ginger paste
tomato (1 small)
green chillies(3-4)
turmeric powder
coriander powder
cumin powder
garam masala powder(elaichi,laung,dalchini)

Method -
Peel and cut the parwal and potato in medium cubes.
Heat oil in a non-stick pan.
Add the green chillies,ginger paste and let it saute for 30sec.
Roughly chop the tomato and add it to the pan.
Now add the parwal and potato pieces.
Add salt,turmeric powder,coriander cumin powder and a pinch of sugar.
Cover and cook for about 2min.
Now make garam masala powder by making a paste of cardamom,cloves and cinnamon.
Add the garam masala and stir for a min.
Finally add water and let it cook till the potatoes are soft.
Serve hot parwal curry with phulka/roti :-)

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