Monday, November 2, 2009

Parval Aloo

Parval is a vegetable which is rarely found in grocery stores....and it might be expensive too
Google the keyword Parval,if you do not know what it is....This dish is predominantly of East Indian Origin

Parval,Cut along the length and deseeded - 2 Cups

Potatoes,peeled and cut into long slices(as in potato fries) - 1 Cup

Onions,finely chopped - 1/4cup

Mustard seeds - 1 Tsp

Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp

Oil for shallow frying

Garam masala(Optional)

Kitchen King masala(optional)

Corriander Powder

Chilli Powder - to taste

turmeric powder - 1/2 Tsp


Heat a little oil in pan and once the oil is sufficiently hot add the potatoes and saute for about 5 mins or so on medium heat till they are golden brown.

Swtich off heat and remove the potatoes to paper towels to drain off the excess oil

In the same pan,add oil(if required), add mustard seeds and once it pops add cumin seeds,turmeric powder.

Next Add the onions,ginger-garlic paste and cook till onions are lightly brown.

Now add the parval pieces followed by potatoes. Keep the heat on medium-low. Add the salt,chilli powder ,kitchen king (if using),garam masala and mix it well till all the flavors blend.

Now,close the pan and let it cook for 15-20 mins on low heat. Keep stirring in between to prevent sticking on the pan.

After 20 mins,the parval will be tender and soft to eat. Check for salt and add if needed.

Serve hot. This goes well with rotis and rice too