Recipe – Bharwa Parwal / Stuffed Parwal / Pointed Gourd

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Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook time: 16-20 minutes

Serves: 4


  • Parwal: 4, medium sized
  • Salt: ½ Teaspoon or to taste
  • Sugar: ½ Teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder: ½ Teaspoon
  • Red chili powder: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin Powder: 1 Teaspoon
  • Grated coconut: 1 Tablespoon
  • Roasted Besan (Gram Flour): 1 Tablespoon
  • Oil: 1/2 Tablespoon
  • Milk Cream: 1 Tablespoon


  • Wash the parwals.
  • Cut the top and bottom of the parwals. Trim the outer layer.
  • Cut in the middle of each parwal lengthwise and take out the seeds and pulp. Do not break it into pieces while cutting.
  • Keep aside.
  • Add salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, grated coconut, roasted gram flour and milk cream. Mix well.
  • Fill this mixture into the parwals equally.
  • Heat remaining oil in a kadai or pan.
  • Add stuffed parwals, cover and cook on low heat for 10-15 minutes.
  • Keep turning occasionally (3-4 times).
  • When parwals are soft, remove cover and increase the heat.
  • Keep stirring till all sides are evenly golden brown in color.
  • Serve hot.



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