Tel Potol (Parwal / Pointed Gourd Curry - Bengali Style) | How to make Tel Potol (Parwal / Pointed Gourd Curry - Bengali Style)

By Bethica Das  |  16th Apr 2018  |  
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  • Tel Potol  (Parwal / Pointed Gourd Curry - Bengali Style), How to make Tel Potol  (Parwal / Pointed Gourd Curry - Bengali Style)
Tel Potol (Parwal / Pointed Gourd Curry - Bengali Style)by Bethica Das
  • Prep Time

    10

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  • Cook Time

    20

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  • Serves

    4

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About Tel Potol (Parwal / Pointed Gourd Curry - Bengali Style) Recipe

This is a traditional Bengali recipe where the parwal is cooked in a simple curry form. 'Tel' means oil and 'Potol' means parwal / pointed gourd in the local lingo. I have no idea from where the name has come. But it sure tastes really yummy though it is cooked in a lot of oil. All parwal lovers will simply love this yummy dish. It particularly goes well with hot steamed rice, but there is no harm in relishing it with roti / chapati.

Tel Potol (Parwal / Pointed Gourd Curry - Bengali Style)

Ingredients to make Tel Potol (Parwal / Pointed Gourd Curry - Bengali Style)

  • 10-12 Parwal / pointed gourd
  • 4-5 tbsp. mustard oil
  • 1/2 tsp. + 1 tsp. nigella seeds (kalonji)
  • 1 tsp. radhuni (celery seeds)
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp. nigella seeds
  • 1-2 green chilies
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1" ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. mustard oil to garnish
  • 1-2 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped

How to make Tel Potol (Parwal / Pointed Gourd Curry - Bengali Style)

  1. Scrape the parwal as shown above and cut into half.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp. oil and fry the parwals till light brown. Drain and keep aside.
  3. Heat remaining oil and add the kalonji. Saute for a few seconds. Add the ground paste and fry on a medium flame till the oil separates.
  4. Now add the fried parwals, salt turmeric powder and a sprinkle of some water. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  5. When done, add the raw mustard oil.
  6. Garnish with coriander leaves & serve with hot steamed rice or chapattis.

Reviews for Tel Potol (Parwal / Pointed Gourd Curry - Bengali Style) (1)

Reema Garg6 months ago

Simply awesome.
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