Potoler Dolma (pointed Gourd In Coconut Based Gravy)
A famous Bengali vegetarian side dish recipe. Traditionally Potoler Dolma has been served in Bengali wedding ceremonies. In Bengal, coconut milk is rarely used in cooking except few well known recipes like ‘ Fish Paturi’ or Chingri maacher Malai curry’. Coconut is usually added with snacks like Pakoras to give a crunchy and sweet bites. Potoler Dolma is perhaps the only vegetarian side dish, which has coconut milk. I have had this curry quite a number of times, cooked by my Mother In law, but never got an opportunity to cook it myself. Last Sunday, when we were alone and my Husband and Father in law were out for a business trip, I took assistance of my mother in law and cooked it myself. This experience of cooking the dinner together made this curry more special.