Prepared with a stuffing of mawa and nuts, the parwal mithai is widely eaten during festive season in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh
India is known for its rich flavours and unique recipes. This goes for both the spicy food as well as desserts. Any occasion is incomplete without the presence of sweets. From our victories to start of new beginnings, we celebrate with desserts. Each state has its own significant dishes that are associated with it, like modak from Maharashtra, basundi from Gujarat and Mysore pak from Karnataka. But there are also some unique regional sweets which might be unusual but worth a try. The best example is ‘parwal ki mithai’, a popular sweet of Bihar that is made with pointed bottle gourd.
Parwal is mostly known for its savoury dishes and is a popular vegetable in North India. It is rich in various nutrients like vitamins (A, B1, C), calcium and dietary fibre but for most of the people, parwal is among the least favourite vegetables. However, the sweet version of this vegetable can change your mind. Though not very popular in all parts of India, this sweet delicacy, prepared with a stuffing of mawa and nuts is common in sweet platters of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal. This juicy sweet is delicious beyond words and very simple to prepare.
Here is a recipe of the traditional sweet of Bihar:
You can make this easy sweet during family gatherings or any occasion as it is not complicated and takes very little time to prepare.