Potol Bhaja

How to make Bengali Potol Bhaja-Parwal Fry

Potol Bhaja is a simple and delicious fry from the Bengali cuisine

How to make Bengali Potol Bhaja-Parwal Fry

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 5 minutesCook time: 10 minutesTotal time: 15 minutesServings:5 servings


Potol Bhaja is a Bengali recipe that is simple yet incredibly delicious! Tastes best with Khichuri 🙂



  1. Cut off the potols on both ends and peel them in alternate stipes. Cut them in halves
  2. Add salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder.
  3. Coat well
  4. Add half mustard oil and half normal oil to a kadhai or pot and heat to medium
  5. Add the potols (seed side down) and fry for 5-6 minutes or until they turn golden brown
  6. Flip the potols and cook for 3-4 minutes on the other side or until they turn golden brown


  • Some people add some sugar to the potol while coating with turmeric powder. My mom never did it and it tasted delicious! so I also follow the same
  • Make sure to use mustard oil for frying! Mustard oil if the soul of Bengali cuisine 🙂 You can also fry the potols in pure mustard oil instead of mixing normal oil.
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