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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gota potolo bhaja ( bharwa parwal )

Cooking time Required: 30-35 mins
Cost of Preparation: 34-40 rupees

Ingredients: Potolo ( parwal) ( 6 nos), oil for frying , salt .

For the stuffing : onion ( 2 nos, medium sized ), ginger garlic paste ( 1 tsp), tomato sauce ( 3/4 tsp ), chilli powder ( 1/4 tsp ), kasuri methi ( 1/2 tsp ), fennel seeds ( 1/4 tsp), turmeric ( 1/4 tsp ).

For the batter : cornflour ( 3-4 tbs ), cumin powder ( 1/2 tsp ), chilli powder ( 1/3tsp), coriander powder ( 1/3 tsp ), ginger-garlic paste ( 1/4 tsp ), salt .

Preparation: Peel the potolo. Make a cut on the side and remove the inner seeds.

Cut the onion into fine pieces.

Add salt and turmeric to the potolo and keep aside.

Mix all the ingredients along with a little water to form a thick batter/paste.

Cooking: Heat oil in a pan. Add the fennel seeds. Follow up with the onions. Stir fry for 3-4 mins. Now add the ginger garlic paste and turmeric . Cook till the raw smell of the ginger-garlic goes away.

Add the kasuri methi and chilli powder and cook for 2-3 mins. Add tomato sauce, mix well and remove from the pan after 1-2 mins.

Add some more oil and put in the potolo . Fry lightly till done. It takes about 5-6
mins.Remove from pan.

Stuff the fried onion masala inside the potolo once slightly cooled.

Dip the potolo in the batter and coat all the sides .

Heat oil in a wok. Put the potolo into the hot oil. Fry for 4-5 mins or till done.

Remove from the wok and serve as a starter or as a side dish for the main course.


  1. looks so yummy, i have never cooked much with parval, but this dish makes me want to. thanks for visiting my space!


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