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Potala Rasa

By Alka Jena @alka_jena
Potala Rasa

Cultivated in the eastern states of India particularly Odisha, West Bengal, Assam, Bihar, Uttar pradesh, this vine plant similar to cucumber with heart shaped leaves produces a fruit green with white stripes known as Pointed Gourd or Parwal in Hindi, Potal in Odia, Assamese, Bengali and Sanskrit, Parwal in Bhojpuri, Urdu ans Awadhi. Coloquially it is also known as green potato. This humble vegetable is found in almost every Indian household and cooked on a regular basis as it is easily available throughout the year, easy to cook and most importantly comes a little cheaper than other vegetables. But do...

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