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A Bengali preparation with a variety of vegetables.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sirf 30 minute.

Preparation Time : 11-15 minutes

Cooking time : 16-20 minutes

Servings : 4


Main Ingredients

Parwals, Ridge gourd (turai)




Main Course-Veg

Level Of Cooking



  • Parwals
    5 medium
  • Ridge gourd (turai)
  • Red pumpkin (bhopla/kaddu)
    100 grams
  • Brinjals
  • Potatoes, peeled
    2 medium
  • Drumstick, peeled and cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • Oil
    2 tablespoons
  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana)
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Onion seeds (kalonji)
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Fennel seeds (saunf)
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Green chillies, slit
  • Turmeric powder
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Sugar
    a pinch


Step 1

Peel the parwals lightly and cut into one and half inch long fingers.

Step 2

Similarly peel and cut the ridge gourd and pumpkin into one and half inch long fingers.

Step 3

Cut the brinjals and potatoes also into one and half inch long fingers.

Step 4

Heat the oil in a non stick pan. Add the fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, onion seeds and fennel seeds and sauté till fragrant.

Step 5

Add all the vegetables and stir well and sauté till the vegetables are lightly browned. Add the green chillies and toss.

Step 6

Add the turmeric powder and cumin powder and stir well. Add a quarter cup of water, salt and sugar and stir.

Step 7

Cover and cook till the vegetables are full done. Serve hot with rice.

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