Potoler Paturi (Pointed gourd in poppy seed and coconut gravy)
Being born and brought up in kolkata is the obvious reason for my preference of Bengali food, but more than this, I feel the perfect balance of taste, is what makes the Bengali cuisine so popular. Added to this is the quality that there is so much variation. A simple and humble Potato or Potol can be cooked in so many ways. “ paturi’ is a method of cooking in Bengal which involve wrapping the main ingredient( generally fish, prawns) along with a mix of poppy seeds, mustard seeds, grinded coconut and green chilies and then steamed. This recipe of potolerer paturi uses the same masala but here Potol is fried for a better taste. This recipe is a no onion and no garlic recipe. This taste awesome with hot chappatis or steamed rice.