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Bharwan Parwal Recipe

Updated on November 26, 2014
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I love food and love to share my recipes (mostly Indian recipes). I welcome you all to my Kitchen from my bottom of heart.

This is an interested dish of stuffed snake gourd <Parwal/Potol>stuffed with onion,vegetable and spices.This is a very common dish among Bengali People but I add some twist in it to make it more modern.We generally saw that our moms were using oven to prepare it but I prepared this in microwave to save time.Hope you people like this new dish.....


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Cooking Mode: Microwave

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 18 min
Ready in: 33 min
Yields: 4

What you need:

  • 400 gms Snake Gourd, peeled,cut into 2" long pieces,slit and deseeded
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds, roasted
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds, roasted
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds, roasted
  • 1 tbsp desiccated coconut powder
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp amchoor powder
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida
  • 2 medium size potatoes, boiled and mahed
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 medium size onion, finely chopped
  • To taste Salt


  1. Combine the cumin seeds,coriander seeds,fennel seeds and desiccated coconut and grind to fine powder.
  2. Mix in aamchoor powder,Kashmiri red chili powder,turmeric powder,asafoetida and salt.
  3. Mix well and smear half of the masala on the inside of the deseeded Parrwals
  4. Mix the remaining masala into the smashed potatoes and stuff this into the parwal
  5. In a casserole, add oil and microwave on medium power of 5 secs.Mix the cumin seeds and onions and microwave for 3 mins.
  6. Toss in the prepared parwal pieces,cover and microwave in high power for 15 mins,pausing and stirring after every 5 mins.Mix in salt and microwave for 30 secs.
  7. Leave to stand for 5 mins before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 100
Calories from Fat45
% Daily Value *
Fat 5 g8%
Carbohydrates 9 g3%
Cholesterol 4 mg1%
Sodium 122 mg5%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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    • Susan Recipes profile image


      3 years ago from India

      Wow.. Looks simply mouth watering. Thanks for sharing.


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