Parwal Aloo Recipe

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Parwal Aloo
How to make Parwal Aloo
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Parwal or pointed gourd cooked with potatoes and lots of spices.

Ingredients of Parwal Aloo

  • 10-12 parwals
  • 125 gm potatoes
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds- roasted and powdered
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp mango powder
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida
  • 1 Tbsp chopped coriander leaves

How to Make Parwal Aloo

  • 1.Cut the parwals lengthwise into halves. Remove any fibers and seeds that are yellow and hard, as these remain tough even when cooked.
  • 2.Peel the potatoes and cut them lengthwise to match the parwals.
  • 3.Heat the oil in a kadahi, over high heat, add the potatoes.
  • 4.Stir-fry the potatoes till they are of a creamish colour.
  • 5.Remove them with a slotted spoon and add the parwals in the same oil.
  • 6.Fry to a light brown and till the edges fold towards each other.
  • 7.Add the rest of the ingredients, except the coriander leaves.
  • 8.Lower heat, cover and cook till the potatoes and the parwals are tender.
  • 9.Serve hot, garnished with coriander leaves.