Potol Posto (Wax Gourd)

Potol Posto

by Aparna Anurag Updated February 7,2014

Preparation Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Total Time: 1 hr

Recipe type: Vegetarian Recipe
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2-3
Author: Aparna Anurag

Ingredients :

  • Wax gourd : 8-10 no.
  • Poppy Seeds Paste-8 tbsp
  • Green Chillies-5to6
  • Salt- as per taste
  • Sugar-1 tsp
  • Turmeric -1/2 tsp
  • Mustard Oil/Refined Oil-2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds or Panch Phoro- 1tsp 


  1. Peel the wax gourd and cut lengthwise.
  2. Make a smooth paste with two green chillies and  poppy seeds(keep it for around 6-7 hours in bowl full of water than filter it out)
  3. Heat the oil,When the oil is hot add a pinch of Cumin seeds or Panch Phoro and four green chillies, slit. Stir a bit. 
  4. Now saute the wax gourd pieces well in the oil and add salt, sugar and turmeric while stirring.
  5. Then add the poppy seed paste and mix well.
  6. Add a dash of water and put a lid, reduce the flame and cook on low flame till the wax gourd pieces are absolutely soft and water has dried up fully.Serve hot with rice,roti,paratha or Tortilla's.