Monday, 2 June 2014

Aloo Potala Rassa : without onion Garlic

Potala is the pointed gourd in English and Parwal in Hindi  and has a very special place Odia Thali. Sometimes as a simple stir fry and as well as in Dalma and in Curries. As a kid, I never used to fancy this vegetable and was a favourite of my sister. So my portion of potala was always sneakingly shifted to my sisiter's Plate. But now it has found a place in our dining table loved by every member of my family including me. This is one of my favourite authentic odia recipe.

What you need:

2 Medium Sized Potatoes Cubed
Potala / Parwal / Pointed Gourd -12
Coconut Milk - 1 Cup
Cumin Seeds- 1Tsp
Coriander seeds- 1 Tsp
Red chilli - 2
Turmeric Powder-1/2 Tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 Tbsp
Cardamom -2 no
Cinamon- 1 inch

How to prepare:

Make a paste of coconut milk, tomato, cumin and coriander seeds, red chilli,cardamom and cinamon.

Heat oil in a pan fry potatoes and Potala with salt and turmeric. cook covered till the vegetables are cooked.Now add the masala paste and cook for 10 minutes.
Enjoy with steam rice or roti.


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