Potoler Dorma – Stuffed Pointed Gourd  

Potoler Dorma is a famous Bengali dish where the Potol is stuffed with meat fish or vegetables. It can be eaten as an appetizer or as curry. I am using mutton as a filing in Potoler Dorma but you can use chicken, shrimp or vegetables  for this recipe.

Serving Size: 2

Cooking Time: 90 Mins


  • 4 Large Potol or Pointed Gourd
  • 200 gms Grounded Mutton
  • 1 Onion
  • 1/2 ” Ginger and 2 cloves of Garlic
  • 3 Green Chillies
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Coriander Seeds
  • 1 Potato Boiled
  • White oil
  • Salt
  • Sugar to taste

 Cooking Procedure:

  1. Peel the potol by rubbing the knife against the skin of the potol. Then cut both ends and scoop out the seeds from the potol using the backside of a spoon. Don’t throw away the seeds it’ll be used for the filling.
  2. Now grind the potol seeds with onion, ginger, garlic and green chillies and make a smooth paste.
  3. In a pan roast cumin and coriander seeds for about 5 mins in low heat. Keep it aside and let it cool.
  4. In a pan heat white oil and then add the grounded mutton and fry it until it is soft.
  5. Add onion and potol seeds paste. Mix well and cover the lid . Let it cook for about 5 mins on a medium heat
  6. Grind the roasted cumin and coriander seeds..
  7. Add salt sugar and roasted cumin and coriander powder and stir well
  8. For binding  smash the potatoes and add in the filling. Keep it aside when the filling is done
  9. Rub bit of salt in the potol. Fill the potol with the mixture.  Don’t stuff too much filling in the potol. When filling is done make 3-4 holes with the fork on both side of the pointed gourd. This will prevent the filling coming out from the potol while frying.
  10. Heat white oil and shallow fry the potol. Take it out when they are light brown
  11. Potoler Dorma is now ready

Serving Suggestion:

Enjoy Poter Dorma as an appetizer or with rice and dal. It took about one and half hours to prepare this recipe and serves 2 people.


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2 Responses to Potoler Dorma – Stuffed Pointed Gourd

  1. Sharmi says:

    Wow Milidi you get mutton as in goat meat? Or you use lamb meat? We don’t get goat meat here only lamb meat 🙁

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