Parval phoDi

parval sidedish

I am very fond of parvals… I was not able to get the English name for this. Parvals look like gherkins/tenDli but are much bigger and have a thicker skin. Also, they taste like phagil… another vegetable very popular among the konkanis. I have not tried any other sidedish with this parval but I simply love this simple fry.


  • Parval - about 7 to 8
  • Chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying


  • Cut parval into long slices. You could probably make 3 slices out of each parval.
  • Add salt and chilli powder to this and mix well.
  • Shallow fry on a pan on both sides with enough oil till it becomes soft (for about 15 minutes on a low flame)
  • Serve with rice and daal or any other curry.

Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes