Til Potol (snakegourd With Sesame Gravy)

Til potol is a Bengali recipe. During summer and rainy season potol becomes part of daily cooking as it is found in abundance, just like cauliflower in uttarpradesh and maharastra. Here is a potol recipe which will add variety in potol cooking and it uses til, which is supposed to be very beneficial for the heart patients.

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Preparation Time: 
10 mintues
Cooking Time: 
20 mintues


Potol (snakegourd) 200 grams
Mustard / refined oil 4-5 tablespoon
Salt ½ tablespoon
Cumin powder 1 tablespoon
Red chilli powder ½ tablespoon
Turmeric powder ½ tablespoon
Milk 1 cup
Maida (refined flour) 2 tablespoon
White til paste (sesame paste) 2 tablespoon
Sugar ½ tablespoon
Peel and wash the potol and keep aside. In a pan or karahi heat oil and fry the potol for 5 mintues.
In a separate bowl take milk, add the maida, cumin powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, white til paste, sugar and salt and mix them all well.
Pour this mixture over the fried potol. Sauté for 2-3 mintues and then cover the pan with a lid.
Let it cook on low flame for 5 mintues. Check if the potol has become tender and the masala has been cooked. Take it out on a plate and serve with rice.