Parwal Aloo ki Sabji

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Parwal/ Parval is sometimes called as pointed gourd in English. It is a green vegetable from Cucurbitaceae family like cucumber. Parwal is a climber(vine) plant. It is a good source of Vitamin A and C, and is also rich in minerals like, Mg, Pt, Cl, and sulphates. There is a variety of dishes made with parwal. Here we are making a dry vegetable preparation with parwal and aloo (potatoes).

Parwal aloo

(serves 4)


  • Parwal about 300 gms
  • Potato 1 medium
  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida 2 pinch
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • Red chili powder ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder 2 tsp
  • Salt 1 ¼ tsp or to taste
  • Dry mango powder (Amchoor powder) ½ tsp
  • Oil 1½-2 tbsp

Method of preparation

  1. Remove the pointed sides of the parwal and scrap the outer skin gently.
  2. Now wash them thoroughly.
chopped vegetables
  1. Now cut the parwal vertically into two half pieces. Remove the hard seeds if they have any. ( If the seeds are raw and tender do not remove them as they taste good). Now cut the parwal into thin, long slices as shown below.
  2. Peel off, wash and cut the poatoes into thin slices like parwal.
chopped vegetables
  1. In the wok heat oil on medium heat. Add cumin seeds. When seeds change the color, add asafoetida.
  2. Now add turmeric powder, and parwal and potato pieces. Mix well and fry for one minute. Add salt, red chili powder, and half of the coriander powder, mix well and fry for another minute. Cover the lid and cook the vegetables on low heat until parwal and potatoes are tender. (Takes about 12-15 minutes)
  3. Now add rest of the coriander powder, and dry mango powder (amchoor powder). Fry the vegetable for a couple of minutes.

Parwal aloo (pointed gourd and potato veggie) is ready to serve.

Serve with Roti or Plain Paratha and with raita of your taste

Some Tips/ Suggestions :

You can also add a hint of garam masala as per your taste.

Some other dry vegetables recipe