Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Bihari Style Parval Chutney

Parval is very uniquely textured vegetable with thick and rough skin. In USA, Parval is very expensive vegetable, sold for above 6$ per pound. Parval tastes great even with simplest stir fry style preparation. Try this vegetable to have change from same routine subzi cooking.

In rural parts of Bihar people make chutney with Parval. It is very simple to make and brings strong zesty pickle like taste with raw Garlic and mustard oil combination.

  1. 15-20 Parval - slightly cut both ends.
  2. 5-6 fresh garlic cloves.
  3. 1 Tb.spoon Mustard oil.
  4. 1 Tspoon Aamchur.
  5. 4-5 whole Dry red chillies.
Preparation Method:-
  1. Take thick bottom pan/griddle ... sprinkle little mustard oil and place 15-20 Parval in pan. Increase flames to high and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Reduce the flames to low and put lid on the pan.Let parval roast for 10-15 minutes. Do check at intervals and turn individual parval in pan. They will get brown shade. Don't over burn them. Remove roasted parval from pan and keep aside to cool down.
  3. In the same pan take 4-5 dry red chillies and roast to crisp.
  4. Take blender Jar and add roasted parval, red chillies, garlic cloves, Aamchur and salt. Grind to fine paste. Add 1 Tb.spoon mustard oil at end and grind for few seconds. Bihari style zesty parval chutney is ready. Enjoy this chutney with rice & roti .Also use as sandwich spread.
Roast Parval in this manner

Chutney made with frozen Parval


Anonymous said...

Wow. Who knew that you are both a fantastic cook and a talented photographer. I just had dinner, but all the beautiful food makes me hungry again.


Usha said...

Hi Meera,

Thanks for visiting my blog..glad you enjoyed viewing pictures.

Arif Robbani said...

Hi Meera, I am sure going to try your mouth watering recipe. Will let you know the results. Thanks

Usha said...

Arif, Welcome to my blog..Good to know that you are going to try this Bihari style parval chutney. Let me know your results.

Thanks for your visit. :)