Parwal Bataka Nu Shaaq

Parwal is also known as Point Gourd and looks like this


We generally peel the outer skin of this vegetable. Take a knife and keep it perpendicular to the vegetable. Peel it in long strokes lightly.

Gujju Food 101You shall need: [Feeds 2]

7-8 … Parwals [Remove seeds if they are very hard. Cut length wise]

1… medium size potato [peeled, washed and cut length wise just like the parwal]

1 tbsp … oil

1/2 tsp… Cumin seeds

1/4 tsp… Mustard Seeds

a pinch of heeng

1/4 tsp… Turmeric powder

2…green chillies


1/2 tsp… Red Chilly powder

1 tbsp… Jaggery

1/2 tsp… Dhaniya powder

1/4 tsp…Jeera powder



  • In a pan, add oil and once it is heated, add cumin and mustard seeds.
  • Add green chillies, turmeric powder, salt and red chilly powder.
  • Add the veggies and stir.
  • Add 1/4 cup water and stir.
  • Cover with a lid and cook on medium heat.
  • Add water if it evaporates and the veggies are not cooked.
  • Once they are almost done, add the jaggery and cook without the lid.
  • Serve warm with bhakri or chapati.




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