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6 January, 2016

Parwal -Potato Fry

Posted in : Easy recipes, veg side dish on by : nrdubey Tags: , ,


Date – 2.1.2016

About recipe

Parwal/pointed gourd and potato fry is easy and delicious north indian style side dish which I learn from my mother. You can serve it with paratha, chapati-dal and rice – dal combo.

Pre time – 15 mins

Cook time – 20 mins

Cuisine – north indian

Serve – 3


Parwal/pointed gourd – 350 g

Potato – 2 medium (cut into small cubes)

Cumin/jeera – ½ tsp

Mustard – ½ tsp

Garlic clove – 4-5 (grated)

Red chili – 1 tsp

Turmeric – ½ tsp

Coriander powder – 1 tsp

Garam masala – ½ tsp

salt – as per taste

Mustard or any cooking oil – 3-4 tbsp


First prepare Parwal for this recipe. Wash Parwal and peel thin skin with the knife, just remove the outer thin part of parwal. Again wash them and cut into medium sized cubes.

Now heat oil in thick bottom kadai, add cumin and mustard seeds let them crackle.

Add Parwal and Potato, saute and fry them for 2 to 3 minutes or till Parwal and Potato slight brown, on medium to high flame.

Now add  grated garlic, red chili, turmeric, coriander powder, garam masala and salt, stir well and cover with the lid for 2-3 minutes for fast and healthy cooking, keep the flame on low to medium.

After 2-3 minutes open the lid and stir again. Again cover with the lid for 2-3 minutes. if needed sprinkle some water.

After 2-3 minutes again open the lid and check where Parwal and Potato get cooked or not.

When Parwal and potato cook nicely switch of the flame. Serve hot with paratha, chapati – dal and rice – dal combo.


You can make this dish without potato too.

In Short


Rinse parwal under water


Just remove outer skin with the knife, cut up and down part


Again rinse


Cut Parwal in cubes and cut potatoes in cubes


Heat oil in kadai, add cumin and mustard, let crackle


Add Parwal and Potato


Saute and stir them till Parwal and Potato get light brown , on medium-high heat


Add grated garlic, coriander, red chilly,turmeric, garam masala and salt


Cover with the lid and cook for 5-6  minutes on medium heat, in between open and stir, if needed sprinkle water


Parwal Potato fry is ready




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