Thursday, April 9, 2015

Pointed Gourd /Potol Dessert~

Special treat for our Bengali new year.......which is on the way :)

  • 2 liters of milk, 
  • 250 g of peels & seeded potols, 
  • 1 tablespoon of shredded almond,
  • 1 tablespoon of shredded pistachio, 
  • 1 pinch of soda, 
  • 1½ tablespoon of rosewater, 
  • ¼ teaspoon of saffron, 
  • for syrup (1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of water ).

Instructions for stuffing:

  1. At first bring 2 liters of milk into simmer and then covert it into 1 liter of dense milk over low heat.
  2. Then stir it continuously over medium heat and pour the ½ portion of almond & pistachio.
  3. When it is thick and gluey; take it out and keep aside for cool.


  1. At first soak the saffron in the rose water.
  2. Then boil the water in a pan and pour the soda and potols and stir it very well and cook it for 3-4 minutes. Then take it out and strain.
  3. Now cook the sugar and water and make the sugar syrup and pour the potols on the syrup and cook for 8-10 minutes over medium heat. Take it out when boiled and keep aside for cool.
  4. Now pour the stuffing and sprinkle the soaked saffron and remaining almonds & pistachio in each potols accordingly.
  5. Lastly serve the potol dessert and enjoy.