Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Stuffed Parwal

BM #18   Day 2

Parwal also called Potol or pointed gourd is a vegetable which is quite popular in the North.It is used to make savory as well as sweet dishes.The taste is similar to the other veggies of the gourd family , somehow for many years I did not taste this veggie. With blogging ,I wanted to experiment with it and now this is one of the many recipes that  I have tried with parwal.

250gms......... parwal
2tbsp .............moong daal flour /chick pea flour
1/4 tsp........... red chilly pwd
1/4 tsp........... garam masala
1/4 tsp........... turmeric pwd
1/4 tsp ...........dry mango pwd
Salt to taste

Peel the parwals and remove the seeds.
Slit them keeping them intact.

Mix all the dry ingredients and prepare a stuffing.
Fill in the slits.
Heat oil in pan and place the stuffed parwals.
Cover with a lid and cook on slow fire.
If you feel they are sticking to the pan sprinkle some water.
Cook till soft.
Serve garnished with coriander as a side dish .
This goes best with chapatis and parathas.

I have posted a sweet version of parwal, called Chenna Parwal in one of the previous BM's .check it out if you have missed it.

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  1. Looks delicious!!!!!Must try soon....

  2. Love besan stuffing in anything. Never thought of stuffing parwal before.. Looks delicious.

  3. I've never stuffed this veggie ...should try it. Nice idea to stuff them with simple flour and powders...BTW, how long did it take to cook them, just curious.

  4. That's a lovely dish Vaishali...I have used similar stuffing for bhindi and used to love it..been a while since making it..

  5. Stuffed vegetables are always so tasty..

  6. Simply loving the stuffing, with simple moongdal flour and spiced this stuffed parwal looks marvellous.

  7. Nice stuffed parwal...never made for parwal but I do that stuffing for many veggies

  8. this looks amazing...I will hve to look and see if we have this vegetable here at Indian market

  9. Looks delicious and I have not cooked parwal yet. I guess it is time to try it!

  10. Stuffed parwal look so amazing,.....

  11. This is one of my least fav veggie but these clicks sure makes them tempting...