Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Parval(Pointed Gourd) Aloo Poriyal

Parwal or Parval is a summer vegetable. It is a good source of carbohydrates, vitamin A, and vitamin C. It also contains major nutrients which are needed in small quantities, beneficial for human physiology.                                                    


Parwal: 5 – 6
Potato: 1 medium
Red chilli powder -1/4 tbsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tbsp
Cumin Seeds(Jeera) -  ½ tbsp

Salt - as needed


Wash and trim the edges of potato & parval and then peel off the skin every 1/2" inch apart .

Cut the vegetables into lengthwise. 

Heat the oil in a pan,add jeera. When the seeds begin to splutter, add the turmeric powder,chilled powder, sliced parwal, potatoes and salt & mix it well

Cover the pan and cook on low heat till the vegetables are soft.

Serve it with dal rice.


  1. Delicious combo! I too prepare in similar way.

  2. Thanks for visiting my place. Your paraval preparation looks very good. You also have nice collection of recipes.

  3. Glad to be your follower,you have wonderful space..pls do drop by at my space..
    Curry looks delicious...

  4. Hi Rekha ,

    Really this is new to me .

    Where can we get it ??? Looks Awesome.....

    Keep on :)

  5. Never heard of this veggie..nice poriya!