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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.