Friday, October 26, 2012

Aloo Kumro patol er Chokka or Potato Pumpkin Curry with Parwal

Today I am so tired because we went for our daughters 1st school or you can say play school. She liked the place and her new friends. Even I got few good friends. I told them about my blog too, they are not Indians but I felt very good when they told that they love Indian food very much. It’s always good to meet new people from different culture. It’s a nice day out for baby and mamma.

Vegetables are always first preference for me, but as I told before my husband is very choosy in vegetables. So no other way, tried something from my Maa’s kitchen because he loves my Maa’s cooking. She used to cook this one for our Sunday breakfast. It’s very easy one but our very favorite one.

Preparation time: 15 mints.
Cooking time: 30 mints.

Serve for 4 people.


1.One large potato: cut into cube size.
2.Five to Six Parwal or Patol: Each one cut into 3 pieces, Cube size.
3.Pumkin 8 to 10 cube size pieces.
4.Three to four green  split chilies.
5.One table spoon shredded coconut.
6.Few chola or Kala Chana.
7.Ginger ,cumin and tomato paste two table spoon.
8.Half chopped tomato.
9.Few cumin seeds, few Kalonji.
10.Turmeric powder, Cumin Powder, Coriander Powder, Red chili Powder (half tea spoon of each
11.Few pinch of Bhaja Mosla (dry roasted and grinded cumin seeds, coriander seeds and  dry red
12.Salt & Sugar as per tsate.
13.Mustard oil or Sunflower oil. ( I prefer to use mustard oil for this preparation)


Put some oil in a vessel and fry the Potato and Parwal together with some salt and pinch of
turmeric powder. And keep it aside.

Now separately fry the pumpkin pieces and keep it aside.

Now Put some more oil in the vessel and add the cumin seeds and the kalonji , after few seconds add the split green chilies. Now add the shredded coconut and Kala Chana or chola. Fry for some time.
Now add the ginger tomato paste with all the spice powder and some salt and sugar also.

Cook till the oil separate. Now add the fried vegetables except pumpkins.

Cook with a lid, add the fried pumpkins, when the other vegetables are 50% done.

Cook till done, before switch off the gas add the Bhaja Mosla and mix well.

Serve hot with Puri or Paratha.



1 comment:

  1. Perfect but I missed where the additional chopped tomatoes go.