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Parval Fry

Fried Pointed Gourd with spices

Serving 2-4 persons

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes



1 PoundParval / Tindoora
1 LargeOnion Cut length Wise
2 TablespoonsTomato Paste
1 TablespoonGinger Paste
1 TablespoonFinely Chopped Green Chillies
1 TeaspoonGarlic Paste
4 TablespoonCooking Oil

Dry Spices

1 TeaspoonCumin Seeds
1 TeaspoonMustard Seeds
1 TablespoonCoriander Powder
1 TeaspoonTurmeric Powder
1 TeaspoonRed Chili Powder
1 TeaspoonGaram Masala
Salt To Taste



  1. Wash , peel and cut parval length wise and keep them aside.

  2. In a pan now heat oil and add cumin and mustard seeds to it. When seeds starts crackling add onions to it.

  3. Fry onions till they turn golden brown then add ginger, garlic, and green chilli paste. Now fry it for another 1 minute.

  4. Now add coriander powder, turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt and garam masala and fry it for another one minute. Add Tomato paste to it and cook it till masala leaves the oil and then add half cup of water to it.

  5. Then add parval to it and cook them at medium high flame for 5 minutes and keep stirring them. Now lower the flame and cover it with lid and cook it for another 3-4 minutes.

  6. Remove it from the flame and serve it hot with chapatti or parantha.

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