Potal Rasa/Parwal and Potato curry

Pointed Gourd, Potal, or Parwal Rasa is an authentic East Indian dish with a dense gravy consisting of poppy seeds, coconut, or cashew. This vegetarian dish is prepared from Mustard oil and is mildly spicy. To make it healthy and nutritious, I generally use olive oil and use mild spices to just enhance the flavor…

Rice, Split urad (Black chilka) dal, Baingan bharta, and salad

The black lentil is so creamy in texture and the tempering gives the dal a dash of flavor and makes it more delicious when served with rice or roti. Take 1 cup dal in a cooker. Add 3 cups water, 1 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1/2 inch chopped ginger, 1 chopped green chilly, 1 teaspoon salt….