Parwal also known as the pointed gourd is the vegetable is rated as one of the nutritious foods and is offering vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, and vitamin C. Calcium provides parwal also offers very less calories and hence it helps to keep the cholesterol levels in control.
Parwal Aloo Sabzi is a dry, spicy, tasty dish made with potatoes or aloo and pointed gourd or parwal. It is very easy and ready within 20 minutes.
Parwal – 250 gms
Potato or Aloo (chopped)- 2 medium
Mustard oil- 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds or Rai – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Red chili powder – 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Sabze masala – 1 tsp
Onion – 2 medium (chopped in thin slices)
Finely chopped garlic – 2
Finely chopped ginger – 2 tbsp
Finely chopped green chilly – 1
Finely chopped coriander leaves – 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
- Wash and peel parwal. Chopped peeled parwal in lengthwise and keep it aside.
- Heat mustard oil in a pan over medium heat and add mustard seeds or rai. Allow them to sizzle.
- Add onions and fry till translucent. Now add the ginger, garlic and fry till the raw flavor is gone.
- Now add chopped potatoes or aloo with turmeric, coriander powder, sabzi masala, red chili powder, salt and mix well.
- Cook on medium-low flame till potatoes are done (covered) for 5 minutes. Check and stir occasionally.
- After 5 minutes add sliced parwal and cook uncovered for 10 minutes on medium-high flame stir occasionally.
- Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with parathas.