Parwal and potato


Parwal, known as pointed gourd in English. It’s a vine plant in the Cucurbitaceae family, similar to cucumber and squash. Common name -. parwal or parval.though unlike those it is perennial. It is a dioecious vine plant with heart-shaped leaves and is grown on a trellis. The fruits are green with white or no stripes.Parwal is short, slightly pointed at one end and blunt on the other. The flesh of this vegetable is creamy white with small and firm seeds.
It has a bland flavour, allowing it to absorb a variety of flavours from spices while cooking. It tastes heavenly when combined with potato.

Here is the simple recipe. It goes well with roti/ Indian flat bread or rice.


Parwal – 250 gms
Potato- 1

Onion- 1 chopped

Green chillies- 2

Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Turmeric powder- 1/4 th tsp

Chilli powder- 1/2 tsp


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