Monday, 28 May 2012

Potoler dorma

This is a famous bengali stuffed parwal(pointed gourd) dish,but I made it in my own way.


1.Parwal(pointed gourd) - 10 pieces
2. Grated Coconut - 1/2cup
3.Cottage cheese grated - 1/2cup
4.Curd - 1/4cup
5.Green chilly - 1no(chopped)
6.Onion  - 1medium
7.Garlic - 5cloves
8.Ginger - 1inch
9.Tomato - 1no medium size
10.Cumin seeds - 1tsp
11.Star anise - 1no
12.Javitri - 1no
13.Red chilly powder - 1/2tsp
14.Turmeric powder - 1/2tsp
15.Mustard oil - 6tsp
16.Salt to taste
17.Coriander powder - 1/2tsp


Peel parwal roughly and scoop out the seeds.Rub little turmeric and salt and pan fry them in mustard oil till they are almost cooked.Remove from pan
In another mixing bowl mix grated coconut,cottage cheese,salt and chopped green chilly.Stuff this mixture into the parwal.Remember to save atleast 4tsp of this mixture to be added into the gravy.
Make a paste of onion,ginger,galic,javitri,star anise,cumin seeds,tomato.
Heat oil in a pan and add the onion paste into it.Stir fry till fat starts releasing.Next add coriander powder,turmeric powder,red chilly powder,salt,curd and fry for some more time.Add the stuffed parwal along with some water and the remaining coconut mixture and cook for one more minute.Add garam masala powder and give a final stir.Serve hot with steamed rice.

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