I often meet people who say there are not many vegetables they can eat, hence they have to eat non-veg food. I have grown up in a vegetarian family, and there are options umpteen. Today I am sharing recipe of a vegetable from gourd family. This is called Pointed Gourd, commonly referred as Parwal (परवल). You can make a few things itself with this simple veg, I will try to cover those in my future posts, today I am sharing curry of pointed gourd made with potato.
The recipe is simple and quick to make (takes less than half and hour). Recipe involves cutting pointed gourds, adding potato and doing a saute with spices. Parval / Parwal has its unique taste and it has seeds in it when you cut it. Some find these seeds uncomfortable to chew, I will suggest you make your choice as per your eating preference, but if you are new to this vegetable, you may like to remove the seeds (I eat without seeds).
When you buy parval you need to be careful to buy fresh. Fresh pointed gourds have nice green skin and does not have any signs of any wrinkle and when cut seeds will be bright white (else you will see little yellow shade around seeds).
I love cooking and eating these non mainstream vegetables, and if you looking to try out some of these offbeat veggies, you may like to try out some of these following:
Lets get to the detailed step by step recipe of parval aloo