Aloo Parwal UP style

by Rachna

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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.

Ingredients:

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

Recipe:

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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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Bhagyashree -

I just knew making parwal with the usual tomato onion gravy. Will try this without the garlic though

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Rachna -

Oh you can easily skip the garlic. I love it so I use it liberally in all my dishes :).

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Bhagyashree -

I just knew making parwal with the usual tomato onion gravy. Will try this without the garlic though

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Rachna -

Oh you can easily skip the garlic. I love it so I use it liberally in all my dishes :).

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Jyothi Nair -

I will try this too. But never heard of Parwal. Can we do this with Tinda. 🙂

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Rachna -

They call it patal too. You can google it. Yes, you can do it with tinda too but there I use onion too along with the other ingredients.

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Jyothi Nair -

I will try this too. But never heard of Parwal. Can we do this with Tinda. 🙂

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Rachna -

They call it patal too. You can google it. Yes, you can do it with tinda too but there I use onion too along with the other ingredients.

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Surjit S -

Very well presented! Would love to see more of these recipes on this post..

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Rachna -

Thanks Surjit!

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Surjit S -

Very well presented! Would love to see more of these recipes on this post..

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Rachna -

Thanks Surjit!

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Roshni -

I just got a whole bagful of tinda from one of my friends! Will try this, with or without the aloo!

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Rachna -

With tinda, fry one finely chopped onion too. It tastes nicer.

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Roshni -

I just got a whole bagful of tinda from one of my friends! Will try this, with or without the aloo!

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Rachna -

With tinda, fry one finely chopped onion too. It tastes nicer.

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Smita -

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 😀

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Rachna -

My nanihaal is in Unnao near Lucknow and you know my maiden name, right? Srivastava :). hehe I can imagine. Yes, I know so many people who hate parwal.

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Smita -

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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Rachna -

Good to know, Smita :). Pata nahin about the common relatives part. It is a small world after all!

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Smita -

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 😀

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Rachna -

My nanihaal is in Unnao near Lucknow and you know my maiden name, right? Srivastava :). hehe I can imagine. Yes, I know so many people who hate parwal.

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Smita -

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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Rachna -

Good to know, Smita :). Pata nahin about the common relatives part. It is a small world after all!

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chinskitchen -

Lovely recipe

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Rachna -

Thanks so much and welcome here chinskitchen!

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chinskitchen -

Thank you x

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chinskitchen -

Lovely recipe

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Rachna -

Thanks so much and welcome here chinskitchen!

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chinskitchen -

Thank you x

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Shilpa Garg -

Making this as per your recipe, minus the aloo. 🙂

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Shilpa Garg -

It was awesome. This is the first time we cooked Parwal at home. Have had it earlier a few times, at friends homes. Thanks 🙂

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Shilpa Garg -

Making this as per your recipe, minus the aloo. 🙂

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Shilpa Garg -

It was awesome. This is the first time we cooked Parwal at home. Have had it earlier a few times, at friends homes. Thanks 🙂

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themoonstone -

Made this today Rachna. Turned out yum 🙂

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Rachna -

Glad to hear that. 🙂

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themoonstone -

Made this today Rachna. Turned out yum 🙂

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Rachna -

Glad to hear that. 🙂

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