Fritters & Pakoras

Pointed Gourd or Parwal Fritters Recipe

A variety of dishes are made from pointed gourd, fritters being my all time favourite. They can be enjoyed on their own or as an accompaniment to dal and rice. Either way they are a treat!!!


  • Pointed gourd
  • Chilly powder
  • Salt
  • Hing/asafoetida
  • Besan
  • Rice flour
  • Oil for frying


Slice the pointed gourd lengthwise. Some prefer to deskin it. I prefer mine with it on. Marinate it in a mixture of chilly powder, salt and hing. Refrigerate for an hour. Mix besan and rice flour in the proportion of 2:1. Coat the slices with this mixture and deep fry till crisp.

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