Thursday, December 8, 2016

Turai ki Sabzi | Ridge gourd Curry | Ridgegourd recipes

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turai ki sabzi
Ridge gourd is another vegetable which TH does not eat apart from bottlegourd,sponge gourd, apple gourd and parwal. Though I use bottle gourd and ridge gourd often in my cooking I hardly get tinda and parwal as it would be just me who will be eating it.He was always clear that no tinda-tori-ghiya in his food from the beginning as he never liked them from his childhood. Though I have tried to sneak in the bottle gourd in various indirect forms like in akki rotti,dudhi muthia, lauki kofta curry, lauki paratha, lauki thepla but I could not include ridge gourd apart from the chutney. Hence I always end up preparing sabzi for my lunch or when I am alone for dinner. I somehow like the ridgegourd sabzi more than the bottlegourd sabzi because ridge gourd gives a nice bite unlike the bottle gourd even after being cooked and it tastes best with hot phulkas.
ridge gourd sabzi
I like to prepare my ridge gourd sabzi very simple with minimal spices as it tastes best when made with only few spices. I prepare various versions of ride gourd sabzis - Andhra style beerakaya kura,plain ridge gourd sabzi, ridge gourd sabzi with moong dal, tomato based ridge gourd sabzi and even stuffed ridge gourd sabzi,all tastes like in its own way.Today I am posting a ridge gourd sabzi using onions and tomatoes which tastes best with hot phulkas or even rice.I will post the other versions sometime soon.Now let us see how to prepare the north indian style ridge gourd sabzi  for rotis with step by step pictures.
ridgegourd curry

beerakaya kura
Check out othe ridge gourd recipes in my blog - Beerakaya Pappu |Ridge gourd Dal and Ridge gourd peel chutney

Ridge gourd Curry | Turai ki Sabji Recipe:
Serves 2-3 | Author: Prathibha
Prep time: 10 mins | Cooking time: 20 mins | Total time: 30 mins
Cuisine: North Indian | Category: Curry - Side dish

2 long Ridge gourds
2 medium Onions, finely chopped
2 Tomatoes, finely chopped
2.5 tsp Coriander powder
1.5 tsp Red chili powder
3/4 tsp Turmeric powder
a pinch of Sugar, optional
3/4 tsp Cumin seeds
1/4 tsp Asafoetida
Salt, to taste
2 tbsp Oil

  • Wash and peel the skin of ridge gourd and cut into small pieces and keep it aside. Chop onions and tomatoes and keep them aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and crackle cumin seeds and add asafoetida.
  • Add finely chopped onions and fry until the onions turn pink in color and then add chopped tomatoes and fry nicely until the tomatoes become pulpy.
  • Add the spice powders - coriander powder,red chili powder, turmeric powder, sugar, salt and mix nicely and cook until the oil leaves the masala at the edges.
  • Add chopped ridge gourd and mix it nicely and add little water(1-2 tbsp) and cover it and cook for 7-8 mins until the ridge gourd is cooked.
Garnish with coriander and serve it hot Phulkas/Rice.

  1. This curry tastes best with minimal spices. If you like it masaledar you can add 1/4-1/2 tsp of Garam masala at the end.
  2. I have used more oil in the recipe, as again it gives the best taste with more oil.You can reduce it 
  3. if you want.
  4. You can use the peeled ridge gourd skin to make this delicious Andhra style ridge gourd peel chutney which tastes nice with hot steamed rice.
  5. You can follow the same process and prepare the bottle gourd sabzi.
  6. Also, you can avoid onion and tomato in the recipe and prepare the same way and it also tastes nice.
ridgegourd curry
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Unknown said...

Really it is interesting to see such a nice sabgi be prepared with ridge gourd

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