Parwal ki Sabji Recipe | How to make Parwal ki Sabji


Parwal ki Sabji

Parwal or Pointed gourd is native to the northern states of India and is used extensively in a variety of ways, ranging from dry to gravy based dishes to sweets. It is very light on the digestive system and is a rich source of fiber and vitamins. It has many uses as a medicine in the Ayurveda system. It pairs very well with the potato and also paneer.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, North Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 98 kcal
Author Anju Bhagnari


  • 200 grams Parwal
  • 100 grams Potatoes (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 2 Green Chillies (de-seeded and chopped finely)
  • ½ teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Coriander Seeds Powder
  • 1 pinch Hing
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Coriander Leaves (chopped finely)


  1. Wash the parwal and peel its skin.
  2. Cut it lengthwise into quarters.

  3. Remove the seeds if they are hard and mature.

    Parwal for Parwal Ki Sabji
  4. If still tender, then let them be.

  5. Peel the potato and cut it into long fingers.

  6. Heat a non-stick pan over low heat.

  7. Add 2 tablespoons oil and on heating, add cumin seeds and ginger-garlic paste.

  8. When the cumin seeds crackle, add the parwal and potato pieces.
    Step by step process of Parwal Ki Sabji
  9. Cover with a lid and let them cook till the potato and parwal pieces get fried and soft.

  10. Stir-fry once in a while to avoid burning and sticking to the pan.

  11. Season with salt, red chilli powder, green chillies, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, hing, and coriander powder.
  12. Mix all the masalas well and again cover with a lid and cook for few more minutes more.

    Cooking process of Parwal Ki Sabji
  13. Shut off the flame and garnish with the chopped coriander leaves.

  14. Serve hot with rotis.

    How to make Parwal Ki Sabji


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