Parwal Fry – Kambupudalai Varuval

Written by Mullai

Modest, friendly and hardworking.  "Virgoans Rule"..


    1. Sonia

      Its outer cover looks like Koavakkai. This is much bigger and bulkier than Kovaikkai and has bigger and harder seeds inside. In Karnataka I have seen this and mostly the shop keepers put it in water and keep it so that its water content is not lost

  1. Anu

    hi Mullai
    this is a cool and simple recipe. finished veg looks tasty. will try it next time. yesterday, however, i tried another recipe before reading this blog.
    onion fine julian
    diced capsicum
    zeera and asafoetida for tadka.
    fry onions until brown. add capsicum and potil (cut like you showed in the recipe). add salt and turmeric and cook with lid on stirring occasionally. once cooked, add groundnut powder (i ground raw seeds coarsely) and garlic chilly powder (dry red chillies ground with garlic and a few other spices. sorry, i don’t know the recipe for this powder. my mother got it for me). cook on high for a minute and switch off. it tasted good too.

  2. :Lee

    Thanks for the Simple yet tasty recipe… It tasted really Good .. I am a All non Veg Cook and I cooked this for my all Veg Wife and she loved it
    Thanks again

  3. akshatha_kundapur

    yammmmmiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii……………….i done it 2day…………….love it……………………thanx 4 the good rcp

    1. Mullai

      This is grown only in Northern India and not very popular among the Southern part. Do get in some parts of Andhra and still called as Patol / Pattol / Patola which is Bengali. So as far as I know there is no Tamil name for it.  Try a small batch, you will like it.

  4. Radha Arvindh

    Hi Mullai..

    Everytime I look at this veggie,I used to wonder what people normally prepare with this,I haven’t tried them yet.To me,they look similar to kovakai,bigger in shape though!!!!!.I never wished to give it a try.Ur presentaion looks damnnnnnnnn good and attractive..Planning to give it a try.Would surely be buying this in a day or two..Bit curious to know how it would taste..Would get back with the results soon..Have a great day…


    Radha Arvindh 

    1. Mullai

      Trust me!! you would luv this veggie, tastes like kovakkai, not juicy though… the skin of it turns dry and chewy, but even then its worth a try. Get a big batch, as 20 of these can just feed 2 to 3 people.

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