How to make Aloo Potol - SK Khazana -

Bengalis love this dish and it tastes best served with luchis

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Potatoes (आलू), Pointed gourd (potol)

Cuisine : Bengali, Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Aloo Potol - SK Khazana

Aloo Potol - SK Khazana Recipe Card


Hindi: Aloo

Why is it that when you are stuck at “what should we cook today” the answer is always “make some aloo!” Potatoes are like this…extremely popular and have multipurpose usage.

And did you always think that eating a potato will make you fat?
Well, don’t – it is a surprising source of vitamin C and provides useful amounts of starch, thiamine and niacin and around a hundred grams will provide about eighty calories.
Little did you know!


Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Aloo Potol - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Potatoes cut into 1 inch cubes 3 medium

  • Pointed gourd (potol) peeled, trimmed, halved vertically and seeded 6 medium

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 3/4 teaspoon

  • Panch phoran 2 teaspoons

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Greec chilli 1

  • Sugar 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander sprigs for garnish


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add potatoes, pointed gourds, salt and ¼ tsp turmeric powder, mix well, cover and cook on high heat for 1-2 minutes. Reduce heat, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes or till they turn a light golden. Drain the potatoes and pointed gourds and put them into a bowl.

Step 2

Add panch phoron to the oil remaining in the pan and sauté for a minute. Add ginger-garlic paste, remaining turmeric powder, coriander powder and red chilli powder, mix and sauté for a minute.

Step 3

Add the fried potatoes and pointed gourd and mix. Break green chilli and add. Add sugar and mix well. Add ½ cup water, mix well, cover and cook on low heat for 2-3 minutes. Switch the heat off.

Step 4

Transfer aloo potol into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander sprig and serve hot.

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