Potol korma (rich spicy pointed gourd)

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Potol korma (rich spicy pointed gourd)

Postby Madhumati on Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:56 pm

Radhe Radhe !
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Parbal/ Potol Korma is a very tasty recipe popularly made in marriages,parties, and receptions in Bengal and Odisha.

Here in this recipe, we used the whole Potol to cook in a very rich and spicy gravy..

Ingredients

5-6 Potol/Parwal

1 tomato-chopped

2 tsp ginger

1 tsp red chilli powder

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp cumin powder

1 tsp coriander powder

1/2 cup coconut milk

1-2 tbsp curd-beaten

Salt to taste

ghee/oil

Garam masala paste:-

1'' cinnamon

2-3 cloves

2-3 green cardamom

1-2 black cardamom

2-3 black pepper

Method

Wash, cut the ends of the parwal and peel skin.

Then slit each potol in lengthwise and marinate it with turmeric powder and salt.

Keep aside for 15-20 min.

Heat ghee/oil and fry the parwal till light brown. Keep aside.

In the same oil add 1-2 tsp of sugar and wait until the sugar has turned into a rich brown syrup.

Fry ginger paste, red chili, turmeric, cumin and coriander powder for a mniute.

Add tomato and fry in medium heat, adding little water (to prevent sticking) till oil starts coming out.

Add fried parwal.

Add salt, garam masala paste, coconut milk and beaten curd. Bring to boil. Add water if necessary.

Reduce heat, and simmer for 10 min. or till gravy thickens.

Serve your Thakurjis hot with nan/paratha/pulao/rice/roti. :drool:
laali mere laalan ki, jit dekhoon tit laal,
laali dekhan mai gayee, mai bhee ho gayee LAAAAL !!!!!!

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