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.

Stuffed Parwal

15 thoughts on “Stuffed Parwal”

  1. 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.

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