A humble Bengali Style Potol Recipe cooked in a mixture of spices. It can be cooked easily. There are two ways to cook this recipe. Can be cooked with onion-garlic along with the ground spices or can be cooked without any onion-garlic thus making it mild spicy , only the ground spices along with tomato. If preferred curd can be used, it gives tanginess to this curry.

Tel Potol , “Tel” means oil and “Potol” is the colloquial term for Parwal. This recipe is preferred to cook in mustard oil as mustard oil adds nice pungent aroma to the curry.

  • Cuisine – Bengali
  • Course – Main Course
  • Prep time -10 minutes
  • Cooking time -20 minutes
  • Author Tina



  • 200 GM Parwal
  • 2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tsp Sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1/2 inch Ginger Slice
  • 3 Green Chilli
  • 1 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 Tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • Mustard Oil to Cook


Scrap the skin of parwals. Slit them vertically. Season with salt and turmeric powder.

Put mustard oil in pan. Temper the oil with 1 tsp sugar. ( Frying sugar in oil adds nice colour to the curry)

Add the parwals. Fry them.

Cover with a lid, this helps in softening the inner part of Parwal. Flip in between.

As parwals become golden, add masala paste. Paste of 1 tomato, 1 onion,1/2 inch Ginger slice,3 Green Chilli. Put it in pan.

Add 1 tsp turmeric powder, 1 Tsp Coriander Powder. Mix everything well.

Continue stirring, otherwise masala will get stick to the bottom of the pan.

Add 1/2 Cup warm water ( this is an oil based gravy, only add water for the gravy to thick up). Add salt to taste.

Cook for few minutes. Sprinkle 1 Tsp Garam Masala Powder and toss for few minutes.

Finish cooking and Serve with rice.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Dulcy Singh says:

    Yummy πŸ˜‹ πŸ˜‹

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Looks yummy πŸ˜‹

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Yernasia Quorelios says:

    β™‘ Drooling; looks yummy


    Liked by 1 person

    1. Let's Cook says:

      Thank you so much

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Halbarbera says:

    Spicy and healthy?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Let's Cook says:

      You can always change the amount of spices. And Parwal is very good for health

      Liked by 1 person

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