My today’s recipe is Kakrol Gravy. It is a traditional Bengali recipe, very tasty to eat and very quick and easy to prepare. It goes well with Roti/Chapati or Paratha.
Cooking time – 30 minutes. Serve – 4
1.Kakrol – 250 grams.
2.Tomato – 1 (chopped)
3.Onion –1 (finely chopped)
4.Ginger paste – 1/2 tsp.
5.Garlic paste – 1/2 tsp.
6.Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp.
7.Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp.
8.Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp.
9.Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp.
10.Salt to taste.
11.Sugar – a pinch.
12.Oil – 2 tbs. And Ghee – 1/2 tsp.
1.Scrap the kakrols and cut into 4 to 6 pieces (lengthwise). By adding 1 tsp.of salt boil the pieces in 2 cups of water for 3 to 4 minutes, drain and keep aside.
2.Heat oil in a frying pan, add cumin seeds.When the cumin looks brown add onion and fry till light brown. Add the boiled kakrols, stir fry for 2 minutes. Add tomato, saute for 1 minute. Add ginger, garlic,chilly,cumin,turmeric and 1/2 cup of water. Saute on slow heat till oil separates. Add 11/2 cups of water, sugar and salt and keep cooking till all the water evaporates. Add ghee, mix well and remove pan from the heat. Cover and give 5 to 6 minutes standing time.
The delicious Kakrol Gravy is ready to serve. Garnish with green chilly.
[ You can add potato also. Peel and cut one potato into cubes and cook with the kakrol pieces. ]