How to make Bharwan Parwal Curry -

Parvals stuffed with spicy potato mixture and cooked in a flavourful gravy.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Parval, Potato (आलू)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Bharwan Parwal Curry

Bharwan Parwal Curry Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Bharwan Parwal Curry Recipe

  • Parval both ends trimmed and flesh scooped out from both 12-16

  • Potato boiled, peeled and grated 2-3 medium

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Ginger finely chopped 1/2 inch

  • Green chillies finely chopped 2

  • Cashewnuts 7-8

  • Raisins 1 tablespoon

  • Juice of ½ lemon

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder a pinch

  • Red chilli powder a pinch

  • For the gravy

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Onions finely chopped 3 medium

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Tomatoes 3 medium

  • Subzi masala 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder a pinch

  • Salt to taste

  • Cashewnut paste 2 teaspoons

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Juice of ½ lemon

  • A fresh mint sprig for garnishing


Step 1

To make the stuffing, heat 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick pan. Add ginger, green chillies, cashewnuts, raisins and sauté for a minute. Transfer this filling into a bowl.

Step 2

Add potatoes, lemon juice and salt and mix well. Stuff this mixture into the parvals from both the sides.

Step 3

Heat the remaining oil in the same non-stick pan. Place the stuffed parvals in the pan and cook on low heat turning sides till crisp. Sprinkle a pinch of turmeric powder, salt and red chilli powder and switch off the heat.

Step 4

To make the gravy, heat oil in another non-stick pan. Add onions and sauté for 4-5 minutes till translucent.

Step 5

Add ginger-garlic paste and mix. Roughly chop the tomatoes, add to the pan and cook till pulpy.

Step 6

Add subzi masala, red chilli powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add salt, transfer the mixture into a mixer jar, add 1½ cups water and grind into a purée.

Step 7

Heat another non-stick pan. Transfer the ground purée into the pan. Add ½ cup water, cashewnut paste, mix well and cook till the gravy comes to a boil.

Step 8

Add the stuffed parvals, mix lightly and switch off the heat. Add garam masala powder, lemon juice and mix. Transfer into a serving plate, garnish with a mint sprig and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.