Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Potol Posto (Stripe gourd with poppy seed)

Potol posto is a very common vegetarian dish among Bengalis. Posto means poppy seed is one of the spice which is often used for vegetarian preparations along with combination of different vegetables like Potato, Stripe gourd(potol/parwal), Snake gourd, ridge gourd et.. Here I tried to make something different by adding Potol/parwal/Stripe gourd only and it came out very tasty. I have posted this recipe for the event"Think spice think poppy seeds" in Radhikas and Sunita's blog.


500gms. Potol/Parwal/Stripe gourd
3 tsp Posto (poppy seeds)
3 green chilli's
1 tsp. turmeric powder
1 tsp. fenugreek seed
salt(as per taste)
sugar (as per taste)

1. Peel off the stripe gourd and give a slit lengthwise. Heat oil in a pan and saute them in low flame until becomes soft. Take it out and keep aside.

2. Grind poppy seeds and green chili together to get a paste.

3. Heat oil in a pan and add fenugreek seeds. Now add poppy seeds paste and turmeric powder and little water.Fry the masala until oil gets separated from it.
4. Add cooked stripe gourd, salt and little sugar. Add little water and stirr for a couple of minute. Cover it and let it cook for 5 to 6 minutes. Remove it from fire and pour in a serving bowl.

Serve hot with plain rice.


Priya Suresh said...

Such a delicious potol posto..looks marvellous!

Sarah Naveen said...

that looks simply delicious..

Tina said...

Its a new recipe to me....Different and delicious dish.

RV @ Food for 7 Stages said...

Thanks for sending such a wonderful posto recipe(s) for the Think Spice event. It looks delicious

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Simple and different

Sunitha said...

Yummy looks very tasty..

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks very delicious, interesting variation from the usual method(for me).

Ammu said...

Looks yum & delicious

Sunanda said...

Interestingly, I am also Sunanda, thus was a bit surprised to see a blog in my name..Kudos to the work you are doing - guiding the 'Probasi bangalis' to feel at home...Shall try out the different receipes that you have outlined for us beginners and also the masters! Thank you again! Keep doing the good work...

shahana said...

looks really delicious!!!

Urmi said...

Wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous new year.
Lovely and interesting recipe. Wonderful presentation.

Unknown said...

Bengalis cannot think beyond alu ie potatoes! How about adding potatoes with it! :-)


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