Parwal ki Mithai | Stuffed Pointed Gourd Sweet

The festive season in India is going on these days. The navratri and Durga Puja has come to an end by now. Next the festival which is coming is Diwali. One of the important part of this festival celebration deals with mithai or sweets. A wide range of sweets are prepared which are then offered to the goddess Lakshmi, distributed with family members, the neighbors and guests as well. During this feasting time, there is no restriction of preparing sweets of a particular region, anybody can make any type of sweet dishes.

Here I have come up with a dish from Bihari cuisine using pointed gourd / parwal/ potala as ‘Parwal ki Mithai‘ or ‘Stuffed Pointed Gourd Sweet‘. Basically the vegetable Parwal or Pointed gourd is cored and then stuffed with a rich filling of mawa / khoya and chopped dry fruits. Before stuffing, the parwals are well boiled in sugar syrup. This is the reason for which while having a bite, nobody can guess that these are prepared using the vegetable Parwal. The whole dish forms a divine bite of flavor. These can be easily made at home and tastes even more delicious if serve cold. I will definitely suggest to try this sweet dish if you want to give a new twist to the regular vegetable, Parwal or Pointed gourd for the upcoming Diwali festival.

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Preparation Time : 15 mins  |  Cooking Time : 35 mins 

Ingredients :        



Pointed gourd (parwal)

12-15 no

Mawa (khoya)

1 cup


1 cup

Powdered sugar

1/3 cup

Dry fruit (roughly chopped)

¼ cup

Pistachio (finely chopped)

1 tbsp

Cardamom powder

 ¼ tsp

Saffron strand

1-2 pinch


1 cup

Method :

  1. Wash and clean the parwal first and then peel completely.
  2. Slit each parwal lengthwise keeping the ends joined.
  3. Using a small spoon, take out all the seeds very gently so that there shouldn’t any more cuts in the parwals.
  4. Now in a saucepan, start boiling some water.
  5. Put all the parwals and boil for 3-4 minutes by covering with a lid.
  6. Strain the parwals completely and keep aside.
  7. Next in another pan, make a thin sugar syrup by taking 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water.
  8. Add all the parwals and allow to boil till the color of the parwals change and these become soft.
  9. Meanwhile take mawa, cardamom powder, 1 pinch saffron, powdered sugar in a pan and start roasting for 1-2 minutes.
  10. Turn off heat and add the chopped dry fruits.
  11. Mix well and keep aside this filling to cool.
  12. When the parwals become soft, take out from the sugar syrup and keep in a plate to cool down.
  13. Stuff each parwal with the filling gently pressing into the parwal.
  14. Top each stuffed parwal with chopped pistachio and saffron strands.
  15. Serve these Parwal ki Mithai cold !

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  1. Priya Suresh

    Just wowwing here, wish i get this parwal here as much as fresh like in India.. Stuffed pointed gourd looks ultimate and truly irresistible.

  2. mildly indian

    I wish I get some parwal…. I have seen frozen ones, will they work?

  3. jayashree

    Never thought of making a sweet with this parwal, looks delicious.

  4. Mayuri Patel

    Sasmita,parwal ki mithai looks so so tempting. I've heard about this sweet dish but have not had the opportunity to taste it or make it as we don't get parwal.

  5. Hayley

    Although I have seen this recipe on other blogs, never had courage to try it at home. Sounds delicious and perfect for festive season.

  6. Lata Lala

    I always use to wonder how the taste of mithai with parwal would be. And now here you are with such lovely recipe.
    Thank you for sharing

  7. Shobha

    I find this sweet really interesting … how a vegetable is converted into a it is .. usually other veggies are grated and then used for halwas and barfis.

  8. Soma Mukherjee

    This interesting sweet I had once in Bananas, and reading your recipe it sounds so tempting you have just nailed the recipe Sasmita just awesome.

  9. Mark Richards

    Hello there! Thanks for sharing this with us.This looks good to eat. Where would I get the ingredients for this dish? Have a great day! Also please be sure to hop over and visit me at

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