Parval Preserve Recipe

Parval Preserve Recipe
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Parval Preserve is a popular Bengali condiment. Learn how to make/prepare Parval Preserve by following this easy recipe.
Parval Preserve Recipe
Preparation Time 15 Minutes
Cooking Time 20 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Recipe Type Veg.
Serves 8
  • 300 g Sugar
  • 1 kg Parvals (Pointed Gourds)
  • 2-3 drops Orange color
  • 1/2 tsp Saffron Strands
  • 1 tsp Cardamom Seeds
  • Golden Foil
How to make Parval Preserve:
  • Start with peeling the parvals. Next, slit them to remove seeds.
  • Now, parboil parvals in 4-5 cups of water. Once done, drain the water completely
  • Add sugar to two cups of water and make thick syrup.
  • Next, dissolve saffron strands in 2 tsp hot water.
  • Add parvals and cardamoms to sugar syrup and cook over slow fire, until parvals are soft.
  • Once done, remove from fire and add saffron syrup.
  • Let it cool
  • Cover parvals with golden foil and store in airtight container.