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Saturday, 4 June 2016

Aam diye Potol Er Chorchori ( Parwal Curry with Raw Mango - Bengali Style)

          Here is a delicious tangy and a mustardy flavoured parwal (pointed gourd) curry that is bursting with flavours. It is a simple dish without any tempering. Just mix everything and slow cook to perfection. I have added some chopped raw mangoes for the tanginess and also added kasundi (store bought mustard paste). But you can always use homemade mustard paste. So check for a step by step pictorial guide to prepare it.

  • 8-10 parwal (Pointed gourd), scraped & sliced lengthwise
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp. red chili powder
  • 2-3 tbsp. mustard oil
  • 1 tsp. nigella seeds
  • 2-3 tbsp. coriander roots, chopped
  • 2-3 green chilies, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 small raw mango, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. kasundi / mustard paste
  • handful of coriander leaves, chopped

          In a bowl, mix together all the above mentioned ingredients (except coriander leaves). Cover and keep aside for 25-30 minutes.

          Heat a pan and transfer the parwal mix to it. Cover and cook on a very low flame till done and till the parwals turns soft. 

          Keep stirring at intervals and sprinkle water as and when needed to keep it moist. When done, add the coriander leaves and give it a stir. Serve this chorchori with plain steamed rice or chapattis.

                                Srape the parwals alternately and cut them lengthwise.

                   Mix it with all the above mentioned ingredients (except coriander leaves).

                   Heat oil & cook in a very low flame till done, by stirring and sprinkling water
                   at intervals.

                                When done, add coriannder leaves and mix well.

                                Serve with plain steamed rice or chapatis.

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