Spicy Doi Potol

Doi Potol is a popular Bengali recipe and the Spicy version of this dish is a big hit in my home. I also have another Doi Potol recipe in my blog which is less spicier than this recipe. But if you are adding this spicy one in your menu today, I can guarantee you that will grab a lot of compliments from your family. In this recipe Potol or Pointed Gourds are cooked in thick yogurt gravy with some aromatic Indian spices. So try this delicious recipe and impress your loved ones.

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spicy doi potol 1Important :


  • Preparation Time : 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time : 40 minutes
  • Total Time : 50 minutes
  • Serve For : 4

Ingredients :

  • Potol or Parwal or Pointed Gourd (10-12)
  • Yogurt or Curd (150 gm)
  • Coriander Powder (1 tsp)
  • Cumin Powder (1 tsp)
  • Turmeric Powder (1 tsp)
  • Red Chilli Powder (1 tsp)
  • Crushed Black Pepper (1 tsp)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Ginger Paste (1 tsp)
  • Green Cardamom (2)
  • Cloves (3-4)
  • Cinnamon Stick (2 inch)
  • Bay Leaf (1)
  • Sugar (1 tbsp)
  • Garam Masala Powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Ghee or Clarified Butter (1 tbsp)
  • Vegetable Oil (3 tbsp for frying the Potol+1 tbsp extra)

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Marinate the potol with salt and turmeric powder

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Fry them lightly

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Drain oil and keep them aside

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In a bowl add all the dry spices mentioned above

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Add some water and make a paste

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Whisk yogurt

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In the same pan add whole garam masala, bay leaf and ginger paste

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Add the fried potol and fry for 5 minutes

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Add the spices mixture and cook for 8-10 minutes

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Now the spices are oozing out oil

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Add whisked yogurt

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Cook for another 5-8 minutes

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Add sugar

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Add ghee and garam masala powder

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Cook for 5 minutes and switch off the flame

spicy doi potol 18Tips :

  • Serve with plain rice or roti.

You can also search for more Bengali Recipes like Tel Begun, Chanar Dalna, Echorer Dalna, Doi Fulkopi, Begun Pora and many more.

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4 Replies to “Spicy Doi Potol”

  1. Dr. Hridayananda Boruah says:


  2. Ritwika says:

    It turned out very good. Thanks for the recipe.

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