Monday, 23 June 2014

Potoler/Parwal Qorma (Pointed Gourd Qorma)

Potoler Qorma ( Pointed Gourd Qorma) is a  traditional Bong veg dish but very different from the regular everyday dishes. It’s rich, exotic flavours, grand texture and awesome taste will genuinely amaze you as it’s least expected from a bland vegetable like pointed gourd. If you have guests to treat try this spectacular dish with a superb twist to make a memorable palate. Sharing the recipe….

Potoler Qorma

Potoler Qorma

Potoler Qorma

Potoler Qorma



  • 750 gms Potol (Pointed Gourd)
  • 3 tblspn onion paste
  • 2 tsp ginger paste
  • 2 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp deghi red mirch powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 150 gms yogurt
  • A fistful of raisins
  • 8-9 cashew nuts
  • 3 green cardamoms
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt n sugar to taste
  • Mustard oil as per requirement
  • 1 tblspn ghee/ clarified butter

Potoler Qorma


Peel the pointed gourds and give a vertical slit at both ends but keep it whole. Heat oil in a skillet and fry them light brown and take out.  In the same oil splutter the whole garam masalas and bay leaf. Add  onion and ginger garlic paste, sauté till the oil separates. Add all the powdered masalas salt and sugar and keep frying. Now lower the heat and add whipped yogurt, raisins and the pointed gourds. Do not add water. Mix well and cover for a few minutes. Turn off the heat and top it with ghee, cashew nuts and some slit green chillies. Goes perfectly well with anything… rice/ fulkas/paranthas.

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