Potoler khosha bata

This is a typical East Bengal(Bangladesh) dish. People with east Bengal origin tend to utilise all parts of vegetables. They even do not throw away the skin and prepare mouth watering delicacies out of it. This is one such recipe prepared out of skin of pointed gourd. If you have lost taste /appetite due to antibiotics or illness you should have this dish along with steaming rice and give me a shout if you didn’t enjoy it!
Ingredients :
Skin of 1/2 kilo pointed gourd
1 tabsp mustard oil
1 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp poppy seeds
1 tsp kalongi
1 green chilli
A drop of lemon
1/2 tsp ghee
A pinch of sugar
Salt to taste
Procedure :
Grind the pointed gourd skin to a smooth paste. Heat oil in a fry pan. Add half green chilli and the kalonji. As it tempers,  add the pointed gourd skin paste and garlic paste. Stir fry in medium flame for 3 minutes. Now add poppy seeds,  sugar,  salt and cover for 2 minutes in low flame. Check if the dish separates out of the fry pan.  Once it separates,  remove from flame. Add a drop of lemon juice and mix well. Garnish with some ghee.

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