Nov 3, 2013

Parwal Ki Mithai

One of the traditional recipes in Banaras and Bihar is “Parwal Ki Mithai” is very unique sweet which stuffed with mawa or khoya and nuts. This time I choose “Dessert with Vegetables” theme under BM# 34 for first week, so here is my first recipe “Parwal ki Mithai”. For this recipe, you have to boiled and soak the parwal in sugar syrup, filled with khoya and nuts stuffing. You can serve this recipe as dessert or sweet on Diwali or any other festival season.

Parwal or parval or potol is known as pointed gourd in English and Trichosanthes dioica is scientific name. Generally parwal is famous in Bihar and North Indian region and often called green potato. It contains major nutrients like copper, chlorine, sulphur, magnesium and potassium. You can prepare parwal in sweet or savory both form.

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
Servings: 10
Category: Indian Sweets

10 Parwal, peeled and seedless
1/4 Tsp. Soda Bi Carbonate

For Sugar Syrup
1 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Water
1/2 Tbsp. Milk

For Stuffing
1 Cup Mawa/ Khoya, grated
1/4 Cup Milk Powder
8 Almonds, finely chopped
8 Cashews, finely chopped,
10 Pistachio’s, finely chopped
1/2 Tsp. Cardamom Powder
1/2 Cup Sugar

For Garnishing
Pistachios, halves
Silver Warq

Peel and slit the parwal in centre and remove the seeds.
Boil the water in pan and add pinch of baking soda.
Add parwal and boil it for 5-7 minutes.
Heat the sugar and water together in separate pan till to one string syrup.
Add boiled and drained parwal in sugar syrup.
Soak the parwal in syrup for 5-10 minutes. Keep aside to cool.
Heat the grated mawa in non-stick pan.
Add powdered sugar, cardamom and chopped nuts in mawa. Cook for two minutes only.
Remove the mixture into bowl and add milk powder. Mix well and keep aside to cool.
Stuff the parwal with mawa mixture and garnish with chopped pistas and saffron.
Keep in freeze and serve chill.

You can garnish with silver varq too which gives beautiful outlook.
Choose any combination of nuts which you liked.

Tag: How to prepare parwal or parval ki mithai, Diwali special mithai, parwal sweets, how to cook parwal ki sweets at home, homemade sweets or mithai, easy sweet recipe for festival seasons, Stuffed parwal ki recipe, Mawa stuffed parwal ki mithai. 
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  1. I've never eaten this veggie before and what a great recipe..will have to try

  2. paravla ki mithai looks so delicious and wonderfully presentated

  3. That is so different preeti!!! Looks very attractive and very neatly presented!!!!

  4. very interesting and great recipe.

  5. Oh man! I have tasted this years ago and I didn't know that it was a vegetable with mawa stuffing!! Awesome!!

  6. This is completely new to me. Looks very delicious Preethi..

  7. Incredible and terrific mithais,cant resist.

  8. That's quite an interesting one..very nicely made..

  9. I am not a fan of this vegetable but your presentation is beautiful!

  10. Wow! That is quite a daring recipe! Never heard of it, but looks so cute!

  11. Wow beautiful this is in my list too but searchin for khoya....... let me see.. looks so tempting..

  12. Love Parwal mithi..yours looks tempting !!

  13. Another new mithai to me.. Looks absolutely delicious.

  14. That is very interesting. Looks very nice!!


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