Cultivated in the eastern states of India particularly Odisha, West Bengal, Assam, Bihar, Uttar pradesh, this vine plant similar to cucumber with heart shaped leaves produces a fruit green with white stripes known as Pointed Gourd or Parwal in Hindi, Potal in Odia, Assamese, Bengali and Sanskrit, Parwal in Bhojpuri, Urdu ans Awadhi. Coloquially it is also known as green potato. This humble vegetable is found in almost every Indian household and cooked on a regular basis as it is easily available throughout the year, easy to cook and most importantly comes a little cheaper than other vegetables. But do…
￼ Despite having great inclination towards non veg cuisines, you can not ignore our love for vegetarian recipes also. The eastern part of India consumes a wide varieties of vegetables and greens than any other parts of the country. It is a pleasant site at this time of the year when you can find a variety of vegetables in the markets all over Odisha. The sheer variety of vegetables will make you speechless as each Odia household gear up to prepare the most beloved mixed vegetable curry – Ghanta Tarkari.
Enjoy this light and flavorful curry where boiled colocasia roots are cooked in a spicy yogurt gravy.
￼ Hilsa fish cooked in mustard sauce is easy to prepare, tastes heaveny and is a great accompaniment with steamed rice.
￼ This classic Kerala style fish stew subtly spiced with flavorful coconut milk makes it delicious eat.