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Potol or pointed gourd is a vegetable which is found in abundance in any part of India.But the vegetable varieties found in West Bengal are amazing and are best for the Bengali recipes as they are prepared from the local yields.Most of them are seedless and have a soft texture which gets tender quickly and if they are overripe then the seeds are taken and stuffed with minced meat or seafood or boiled potatoes to make delicious ” Dorma “. As I stay in Mumbai ,I am compelled to use the local varieties which are available in Mumbai markets which are much smaller in size and are also seedless and tender but cannot be stuffed .So I am preparing another padwal recipe with it where the pointed gourds are cooked with small quantity of rice and here rice actually acts as a kind of element which gives volume and flavor to the dish.One should use only small amount of rice like a fist of grains or so.

Health benefits of Pointed Gourd

  1. Improved digestion
  2. Increase roughage and fibers in food
  3. purification of blood
  4. Controls blood sugar

Chal potol recipe in bengali

  • 8 to 10 whole Patol/padwal/pointed gourd
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 2 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 3 green cardamom
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup mustard oil
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • Salt to taste
  • sugar 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp red chilly powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 cup basmati rice soaked for at least 1/2 an hour
Method
  • Peel the pointed gourds
  • marinate with turmeric and salt for 5 minutes
  • shallow fry in mustard oil till light brown.
  • Take out the vegetables from oil
  • fry the potatoes
  • Add a bay leaf and the whole spices and fry
  • Fry ginger paste
  • Add sugar and fry till it caramelises
  • Add the spices turmeric (a pinch),red chilly powder,cumin powder and fry in oil
  • Add the soaked rice and stir.
  • Add the fried pointed gourds ,potatoes and saute.
  • Add 1/2 cup of water or more.
  • Cover cook for 15 to 20 minutes till the vegetables are tender and rice is done.
  • Break 2 to 3 green chilies and mix.
  • cover cook for 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot with rice and dal.
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Chal potol

Chal potol

Pointed gourds cooked with little rice and mixture of spices to form a semi dry side dish.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Bengali, Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 persons
Author indrani

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 8 to 10 whole Patol/padwal/pointed gourd
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 2 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 3 green cardamom
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup mustard oil
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • Salt to taste
  • sugar 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp red chilly powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 cup basmati rice soaked for at least 1/2 an hour

Instructions

Method

  1. Peel the pointed gourds
  2. marinate with turmeric and salt for 5 minutes
  3. shallow fry in mustard oil till light brown.
  4. Take out the vegetables from oil
  5. Add a bay leaf and the whole spices and fry
  6. Fry ginger paste
  7. Add sugar and fry till it caramelises
  8. Add the spices turmeric (a pinch),red chilly powder,cumin powder and fry in oil
  9. Add the soaked rice and stir.
  10. Add the fried pointed gourds and saute.
    Chal potol
  11. Add 1/2 cup of water or more.
  12. Cover cook for 15 to 20 minutes till the vegetables are tender and rice is done.
  13. Break 2 to 3 green chilies and mix.
  14. cover cook for 5 minutes.
  15. Serve hot with rice and dal.

Other versions from the web

http://jayatisfoodnfood.blogspot.in/2014/08/chal-patol-parwal-pulao.html

http://www.ahomemakersdiary.com/2010/06/chal-patol-parwalpointed-gourd-in.html

http://www.experiencesofagastronomad.com/chal-potol

http://cookwithpoulamee.blogspot.in/2013/03/chal-patol-or-rice-cooked-with-parwal.html

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5 thoughts on : chal potol recipe |chal padwal|pointed gourds cooked in rice

  • October 4, 2017 at 3:17 am


    Never cooked with this gourd before.. looks very tasty:) let me see if I can find it here. Thanks for the recipe Indrani..

  • October 19, 2017 at 4:56 am

    Hi
    Good work
    Nice recipe
    Thanks

  • March 22, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    What an amazing recipe… I’ll definitely try

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