Doi potol

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

Doi Potol is a Bengali recipe native to Kolkata and is their favourite comfort food. The vegetarian recipe is made using parwal which are called as potol in Bengali.

The recipe is made out in the form of curry and is eaten popularly with rice. The Indian recipe is made by sautéing the parwal or potol in curd or doi. That's why the recipe is known as doipotol literally meaning parwal cooked withdahi or curd.

You can learn how to make it at home by following our easy recipe guide. Bring Bengal into your kitchen by cooking parwal in curd along with some common Indian spices and enjoy its unique taste.

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  • 1 kg - potol or parwal
  • 2 medium sized onions
  • 1 tbsp - ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp - turmeric paste
  • 1&1/4 tsp - chilli paste
  • 3-4 tbsp - coriander paste
  • 2 tbsp - cumin paste
  • 150 gm - dahi (curd), lightly blended in 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp - sugar or less if liked
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp - ghee
  • 4 tbsp - mustard oil or vegetable oil
  • Garam masala

How to Make Doi potol

  • Cut the ends off the potol and peel skin in strips, giving the potol a striped effect.
  • Heat mustard or vegetable oil and fry potol over high heat until brown.
  • Remove potol from pan with slotted spoon, draining as much oil as possible.
  • In the same pan, add the ghee to the oil in pan and when quite hot, add garam masala and fry for a few minutes.
  • Then add sliced onions, continue frying till onions are golden brown.
  • Add ground masala paste and fry for 5 mins. taking care that the masala does not stick to the pan.
  • Add a few drops of water if necessary.
  • Add the dahi and water and let it simmer.
  • Add fried potols, sugar and salt to taste.
  • Increase heat until it boils.
  • Then, reduce heat and cook for about 20 mins.
  • The doi potol is ready when there is a thick gravy and the ghee separates.