Stuffed Parwal

Stuffed Parwal veg


Prep: 15 minutes


Cook: 20 minutes


Method: Easy


Course: Main Course

Main Course

Type: Indian

Stuffed parwals are a delicacy that few can resist


  • Pointed gourd (parval) 8
  • Oil 3 tsps
  • Medium onion, chopped 1
  • Green chillies, chopped 2
  • Ginger, grated ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli powder 1¼ tsps
  • Coriander powder 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1 pinch
  • Garam masala powder ½ tsp
  • Large potato, grated 1
  • Gram flour (besan) as required
  • Lemon juice 1 tsp


  • To make stuffing, heat 2 tsps oil in a non-stick pan, add onion, green chillies, ginger, salt and saute till onion is golden.
  • Add 1 tsp chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and garam masala powder and mix well. Saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add grated potato and cook till potato is soft. Add a little gram flour and mix and cook till gram flour is properly cooked and the mixture binds together.
  • Add lemon juice and mix well. Take the pan off the heat and set aside to cool.
  • Peel the pointed gourds, slit on one side without cutting through and remove the seeds.
  • Gently stuff the gourds with potato mixture.
  • Heat 1 tsp oil in a wide non-stick pan, add a little salt, remaining red chilli powder and saute for a few seconds.
  • Place the stuffed gourds in the pan carefully and cook, on medium heat, turning them carefully, till golden all around. Insert a tooth pick to check whether it is cooked.
  • Arrange them in a serving platter and serve hot.