Shahi Parwal/Royal Ivy Gourd
Shahi Parwal is a traditional Bengali curry made using fried parwal/ivy gourd/tendli & is very delicious to eat. Simple yet tasty meal for the whole family!
First boil onions and tomatoes with water and little salt for 7-8 minutes. Strain and let it cool down. Add them to the mixer grinder along with cashews and poppy seeds and splitz to a smooth paste. Wash the parwal and slit them in halves. You can also use frozen ivy gourd for this recipe.
Heat oil in frying pan and fry the chopped parwal till they turn light golden brown. Take it out on a paper towel to soak the excess oil. In another pan, heat oil. Temper mustard seeds and then add the whole spices like bay leaf, cloves and cinnamon. Fry for a minute. Then add the ground paste and saute for 3-4 minutes, till the raw smell goes.
Now add the dry spice powders like turmeric powder and chilly powder. Next add the fried parwal and salt. Mix it all together and let it cook for another 3-4 minutes. Lastly add ghee and take it off the flame.
Shahi Parwal is now ready.