How to Make Yummy Doi Potol

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Last Updated Jun 23, 2022

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Pointed gourd curry with Yogurt/ Doi Potol recipe

How to Make Yummy Doi Potol

This is one of the famous traditional Bengali recipes, which is very easy to prepare using very less amount of spices. The marinated  Pointed gourd/ potol are fried and then simmered in a thick gravy made with yogurt, and ginger and finished in a warm, spicy, cumin flavored sauce this is How to Make Yummy Doi Potol. If you like this recipe, try more recipes of pointed gourds like Dal potol, Chal diye potol, potol posto, and alu potol posto.

The equipment requires

  • Wok/ Kadai
  • Serving plate
  • Spatula

Ingredients

  • Pointed gourd/ potol-7
  • Mustard oil-2 tbsp
  • Yogurt-100 gm/ 1 cup
  • Cumin and ginger grinded in grinding stone/ Aada jire bata in Sil Nora-2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder-2 tbsp (one spoon for marinating the pointed gourds and another spoon for gravy)
  • Cumin seeds-1/2 tbsp
  • Red chili-2
  • Red chili powder-1/2 tbsp
  • Sugar-1/2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Yummy Doi Potol

Clean and peel the potols, and slit it slantwise on each side.

Doi potol step1

Rub the potols with salt and turmeric powder.

Doi potol step2

Heat oil in a wok/ kadai

Doi potol step3

Drop all the pointed gourds and fry till it becomes soft and changes color to light brown

Doi potol step4

Take out all the potols from the Kadai and keep aside

Doi potol step5

Add cumin seeds and red chili for tempering

Doi potol step6

Then add the (aada Zire bata)blended cumin-ginger

Doi potol step7

Then add turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt

Doi potol step8
Doi potol step9

Sauté them for a minute or till the raw smell of the spices goes off

Doi potol step10

Add yogurt and stir it continuously for 2-3 minutes

Doi potol step11

Then add the sugar and mix it nicely

Doi potol step12

Drop all the potols and mix them and cover the lid; allow them to cook for 5 minutes to boil the pointed gourds nicely.

Doi potol step13

open the cover after 5 minutes

Doi potol step14

and check the consistency of the gravy.

Doi potol step15

If everything is perfect, then transfer them to the serving plate and serve hot.

Doi potol step16
How to Make Yummy Doi Potol

How to Make Yummy Doi Potol

Themarinated  Pointed gourd/ potol are friedand then simmered in a thick gravy made with yogurt, and ginger and finished ina warm, spicy, cumin flavored sauce and this is How to Make Yummy Doi Potol.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Bengali, Indian
Servings 3
Calories

Equipment

  • A kadai or a fry pan
  • Spatula
  • Serving plate

Ingredients
  

  • 7 pointed gourd/potol
  • 100 yogurt
  • 2 tbsp Mustard oil
  • 2 tbsp Cumin and ginger grinded in grinding stone/ Aadajire bata in Sil nora-2 tbsp
  • 2 tbsp Turmeric powder-2 tbsp (one spoon for marinatethe pointed gourds and another spoon for gravy)
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • salt
  • 2 red chili

Instructions
 

  • Clean and peel the potols, and slit it slantwise in eachsides.
  • Rub the potols with salt and turmeric powder.
  • Heat oil in a wok/ kadai
  • Drop all the pointed gourds and fry till it becomes soft andchanges colour to light brown
  • Take out all the potols from the kadai and keep aside
  • Add cumin seeds and red chili for tempering
  • Then add the (aada zire bata) grinded cumin-ginger
  • Then add turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt
  • Sauté them for a minute or till the raw smell of the spicesgoes off
  • Add yogurt and stir it continuously for 2-3 minutes
  • Then add the sugar and mix it nicely
  • Drop all the potols and mix it and cover the lid; allow themto cook for 5 minutes to boil the pointed gourds nicely.
  • Open the cover after 5 minutes
  • And check the consistency of the gravy .
  • If everything is perfect, then transfer them to the servingplate and serve hot.

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