Parwal Ki Sabji – Parwal Masala Recipe

Pointed gourd or Parwal in Hindi can be cooked in many ways. Here I am presenting Parwal Ki Sabji – Parwal Masala recipe. It is a quick and easy pointed gourd recipe. You can prepare this delicious recipe every day. You can serve this spicy pointed gourd cooked in a thick gravy of onion and tomato with Roti or Paratha.

Parwal Ki Sabji - Parwal Masala

Advantages of Pointed Gourd or Parwal

Eating options in India also change in every season. Some vegetables are found only in the summer season, one of those is Parwal. These Pointed gourds remain fresh for a long time, are very beneficial for health. The abundance of Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin C are just only a few benefits of Parwal. Parwal also contains anti-oxidants. Therefore, it is helpful in reducing the symptoms of aging age. It is also beneficial for the skin. Because of the anti-oxidant found in it, it is helpful in removing fading pigmentation and wrinkles.

If your child is complaining about not feeling hungry, then feed Parwal Ki Sabji to them. Stomach worms die after consuming Parwal. There are plenty of Dietary Fibers available in Parwal. Which are helpful in keeping the digestive system correct.

Tips for Parwal Masala Recipe

Fresh green pointed gourd add delish to this dish. While mature and ripe one has hard seeds. You can easily identify the matured and ripen. Their skin turns yellow. If by chance you get ripe one along with your fresh pointed gourd, just discard its hard seeds. These seeds are indigestible and also taste bad to mouth.

Parwal is Sabji is very common in my house during the summer. I can remember that my mom usually used to pack it in my lunch box when I was a student. She also used add potato to this recipe some time. You can also cook this recipe along with a little potato.

I like Parwal Masala Recipe without potato very much. Thus I cook it without potatoes. Here is the delicious Parwal Masala Recipe. Do try it today.

Parwal Ki Sabji
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Parwal Masala Recipe

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Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 50kcal
Author: Punam Paul


  • 300 gram pointed gourd (परवल)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder (हल्दी पाउडर)
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder (लाल मिर्च पाउडर)

for Parwal Masala

  • 2 tablespoon white poppy seeds (सफेद पोस्ता)
  • 2 teaspoon black mustard seeds (काली सरसों)
  • 2 teaspoon cumin seeds (जीरा)
  • 2 inch finely chopped ginger (बारीक़ कटा हुआ अदरक)
  • 8-10 pieces garlic cloves (लहसुन का लौंग)

for Gravy

  • 1 piece Indian bay leaf (तेज पत्ता)
  • 1 piece chopped onion (कटा हुआ प्याज)
  • 2 pieces chopped tomato (कटा हुआ टमाटर)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder (हल्दी पाउडर)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder (गरम मसाला पाउडर)
  • salt to taste (नमक स्वाद अनुसार)
  • water (पानी) as required
  • 6 tablespoon oil (तेल)

for garnishing

  • fresh coriander leaves (ताजा धनिया पत्ती)


How to marinate Parwal

  • Wash the and slightly peel the skin of pointed gourd.
  • Cut and remove both the edges of the pointed gourd. Now slit an incision in the center from both the side. But do not cut it into half.
  • Add 1 teaspoon turmeric powder and 1 teaspoon red chili powder to this pointed gourd and mix well. Keep it aside till we prepare masala for Parwal.

How to prepare masala for Parwal Masala

  • In a grinder jar put ginger, garlic cloves, poppy seeds, cumin seeds, black mustard seeds. Add a little water and grind them into a smooth paste. remove it from grinder jar and keep it aside.
  • Now put chopped tomato in the grinder jar and grind it into a smooth paste. Keep this tomato puree in a bowl.
  • Similarly, add chopped onion in the grinder jar and make a smooth paste of onions too.

How to prepare Parwal Masala

  • Heat 6 tablespoons of oil in the pan and fry marinated pointed gourd until it becomes soft.
  • Remove the fried pointed gourd from pan and keep it aside we will put in gravy later.

How to prepare gravy for Parwal Masala

  • In the same pan add a bay left immediately add onion paste into it. Fry onion paste until onion turns light brown.
  • Now add 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder, salt to taste and garam masala powder in the pan and mix well.
  • Add tomato paste and fry until oil starts separating.
  • Join the fried pointed gourd in the gravy.
  • Then cook it covered on low flame for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Check for salt and adjust the thickness of the gravy. Cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Close the flame. Transfer it in a bowl and garnish it with fresh coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with roti or paratha.

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