Doi Potol (Pointed Gourd in Yogurt Gravy)

Ingredients

  • 500 gm tender Potol
  • 125 gm yogurt
  • 2 tsp ginger paste
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli paste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric paste
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala paste
  • A little flour
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp ghee

For Tempering

  • A pinch of asafoetida powder
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds

Method –

  1. Scrape the Potol, trim the ends and wash
  2. Heat oil and fry the Potol till brown
  3. Remove and set aside
  4. Heat fresh oil, add ghee and add asafoetida powder, bay leaves and cumin seeds
  5. Add the ginger, turmeric and red chilli paste and sauté
  6. Add salt
  7. Whisk the yogurt with a little flour to prevent it from curdling
  8. Add to the pan and sauté for a while
  9. Add the Potol and a little sprinkling of water
  10. Cook for 6-7 minutes and add the garam masala paste

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