Aloo Parwal UP style

Aloo Parwal UP style


For some reason, I love these staple humble vegetables like parwal, tinda and tori. So, whenever I can lay my hands on them, I cook them. Here is a simple vegetable dish of aloo parwal or potato pointed gourd.


250 gms. Parwal (cut lengthwise, remove seeds if tough)

2 large potatoes chopped lengthwise similarly

2 tbsp. oil

1/4 tsp. cumin seeds

a pinch asafoetida

1/2 tsp. garam masala powder

2 tsp. coriander powder

1 tsp. cumin powder

1/2 tsp. amchur powder

1 tsp. chilly powder

1/2 tsp. turmeric powder

3-4 cloves garlic minced

salt to taste

Chopped coriander for garnish



Heat oil in a pan. Put in cumin seeds and allow to crackle. Now add in minced garlic and asafoetida and fry for 1 minute. Add the potato and parwal slices and fry for a few minutes. You can sprinkle a little water if it starts drying out. Add salt and remaining powders, stir and cover. Cook on low flame for 10-15 minutes till both potatoes and parwal are cooked through. Taste and adjust seasoning as per taste. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with chapatis. Quick and easy to make yet tasty.

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19 thoughts on “Aloo Parwal UP style

  1. U r from UP? Which city??? We are from ALigarh side and we are Saexna…kya pata we are related 😀

    My Dad loves this style of parwal and I hate it! I basically don’t like parwal itself 😀

      1. Mine was Saxena 😀 Married to a Srivastava but they have a padvi so we now use Beohar 🙂

        Am basically from Aligarh/ Bulandshahar 🙂 why do I feel that we might have common relatives? 😀

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