6 January, 2016
Parwal -Potato Fry
Date – 2.1.2016
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.
Rinse parwal under water
Just remove outer skin with the knife, cut up and down part
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