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Parwal warm salad

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Last time when I’ve been to the Oriental supermarket I saw Parwal, I had no idea what it was, but I bought a package to see what I can make of it at home.
I looked online and Parwal is also called Pointed gourd and it’s from the same family as cucumber. I tasted it raw, after it was defrosted and its taste is something between cucumber and unripe watermelon. Apparently it also has a few health benefits like improved digestion, enhance the immunity and the seeds will reduce the cholesterol. I’m not sure about the health claims, but it’s tasty, so I would recommend trying it.

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Ingredients for 2 servings:
– 1 package of frozen parwal
– 2 spoons of oil
– sea salt
– pepper
– ground cumin
– sumac

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Cut the parwal in 3-4 pieces each. Don’t remove the seeds, they will be deliciously crunchy after frying. Put a pan on the hob over medium heat and add the oil. Tip the parwal pieces on the hot oil and stir with a wooden spoon. Stir from time to time so the vegetable is cooked evenly.
When its almost done, mix in the salt, pepper, cumin and a generous amount of sumac. Stir and leave it to finish cooking. Take the pan off the heat and serve.

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Have you ever tried parwal? Do you have any tips for cooking or favourite recipes?

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