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Pointed gourd in pumpkin gravy

Pointed gourd or in Assamese potol is a very common vegetable in summer.  I make potol fry everyday as my daughter likes it very much.  Pointed gourd with pumpkin gravy is a simple recipe which can be served as a side dish with rice or roti.


  • 4 Pointed gourds
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin cubes
  •  1 tbsp grated coconut
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 small piece of cinnamon
  •  2 cardamom
  • 2 cloves
  •  1/2 tsp turmeric
  •  1/2 tsp cumin powder
  •  1/2 tbp coriander powder
  •  1/2 tblsp red chilli powder
  •  1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 tbsp oil
  •  Salt to taste

COOKING TIME : 20 minutes
TOTAL : 45 minutes


  1. Wash pointed gourd under running water and cut its both the ends.
  2. In a pressure cooker boil pointed gourd for two whistles.
  3. Drain and keep the Pointed gourds aside.
  4. In a blender jar take pumpkin cubes,  grated coconut,  green chillies,  chopped onions and tomatoes.  Blend it in a smooth paste.
  5. Rub pointed gourds with salt and turmeric.
  6. In a pan heat oil. Fry pointed gourds. Keep aside.
  7. In the remaining oil add cinnamon,  cardamom and cloves. Add the paste from the blender jar.
  8. Now add  cumin powder,  coriander powder and red chilli powder. Mix well. Saute and add pointed gourds.
  9. Add some water. Add salt and garam masala. Mix  well and close the lid. Cook for five minutes.
  10. Remove from heat. Serve hot with roti.


  1. Very good recipe. I'm lacking some ingredients but hopefully I'll get them. Thanks

  2. Thanks for making this seem so simple. I’ve just about got all the ingredients and ready to give it a try. I appreciate the way you pointed out what this would go with at the very beginning. Thank You for this yummy recipe!

  3. Loved the recipe. Will try it asap

  4. This is something new for me, I never tried this one with pumpkin gravy, that's really unique and it really looks delicious. Can't wait to try one.

  5. That pumpkin gravy sounds awesome! I will have to try it

  6. Great detailed recipe. I have to try this soon! :)

  7. It looks delicious and easy to prepare


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