Potato Pointed gourd bharta||Aloo Potol Bharta || Aloo parval bharta

Aloo parval is one of my favorite side dish , in which parval  (pointed gourd) and aloo  are boiled and mashed and cooked with some spices.It goes well with rice ,roti.


                                         Preparation Time : 15min Cooking Time : 30min

                                                                              Serves: 2-3

                                                                          Cuisine: Indian

                                                                         Course: side dish
Author: ResmaraniIMG-20190513-WA0030


For Boiling:

  • Pointed gourd/potol-4-5
  • Potato/aloo-2-3

For Bharta:

  • Oil-2 tablespoons
  • Mustard seeds/Sorisa-1/2tbs
  • Jeera-1/2 tbs
  • Garlic Cloves- 4-5 minced
  • Green Chilli – 1 finely chopped
  • Onion – 1 medium finely chopped
  • Tomatoes -1 finely chopped
  • Red Chilli Powder-1 teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder-1 tablespoon
  • Turmeric Powder-1/2 teaspoon
  • Garam masala-1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Mashed parval and aloo

For Garnishing

  • 1 tablespoon Chopped Coriander


Steps of Aloo Parval Bharta recipe:

  1. Boil the whole unpeeled parval and alooin Pressure cooker by adding 2 cups water till soft for easy mashing.     IMG-20190513-WA0062
  2. Let the boiled parval,aloocool down. Squeeze out excess water from parval and remove the skin of potato.IMG-20190513-WA0060

3.In a bowl take potato and parval, Mash roughly.keep aside.IMG-20190513-WA0072

  1. Heat oil in a pan on medium heat. Once the oil is hot,add mustard seeds and jeera till spluttering .   IMG-20190513-WA0065

5.Add chopped garlic and green chili. Saute for few second.IMG-20190513-WA0066

6.Then add chopped onion,tomato fry for 2min.

7.Add turmeric powder,coriander powder,chili powder, garam masala and salt .Mix properly.


8.Cover and cook till the tomatoes are soft and pulpy.

9.Add the mashed aloo parval and mix well.IMG-20190513-WA0046

10.Cook for another 3-4 minutes while stirring occasionally.IMG-20190513-WA0049.jpg

11.Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

12.Serve delicious Aloo parval bharta with rice,roti or paratha.IMG-20190513-WA0025

Note:- Use tender green parval with small white seeds. Avoid the ones with yellowing/tough skin or seeds.

Hope you all will love this recipe.. Please do share your comments .

Happy cooking !!!!!!!!!!!!

Health Benefits of Pointed Gourd                                                                                                                                   (Trichosanthes dioica):


1.Pointed gourd helps in blood purification.

2.Green colored parwal is loaded with huge amount of fiber,which helps to promote digestion.

3.When you are eating parwal dish do not throw out the seeds out of it, they help to control blood sugar levels, which in turn lower the cholesterol in the body.

$.It also cures cough,eczema.

5.It is used in jaundice, viral infectionsand skin diseases.


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