There can be many savory dishes made with patol, but a sweet entirely of sweets is definitely a stand apart.
Alu Potoler Tarkari
Potol assumes a high significance in Bengali kitchen during summer. Here is a simple but tasty Potol recipe – Alu Potoler Tarkari. Use Parwal (Pointed Gourd) and quintessential Alu for this yummy curry.
Bhat Dal and Bhaja – a no frills bong meal
Whats the staple food in West Bengal? Any guesses? If you answered fish, you’re suffering from a common misconception (another link). Fish is the most loved dish. But Bhaat (i.e. steamed rice, boiled rice or uble chawal) is something that Bongs drool over.
The post describes how to cook a lean bong platter – bhaat, dal, bhaja.
Cooking time: 20 + 10min
Preparation time: 5+5min