Monday, February 15, 2010

Ridge Gourd Curry ( aka Toorai, Turia, Dodka Sabzi)

Things you will need:

Ridge Gourd/Turia- 1 or 2; core,outer ridge and seeds removed; cut into half inch pieces;
Tomato- 1; cubed
Onion- 1 medium size ;sliced
Green Chillies- 4 or 5; cut in half lengthwise
Curry Leaves
Garam Masala Powder- 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder- 1 tsp
Red Chilli powder- 1 tsp;reduce this quantity as per taste and tolerance;
Coriander powder- 1 tbsp
Pepper powder- 1 tsp
Ginger – 1 inch piece grated
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Cilantro - few leaves-finely chopped
Oil- 2 tbsp
Water- 1/2 cup

Preparation Method:

Heat oil in a pan.
Add mustard seeds a wait until they splutter.
Now add onion, green chillies, curry leaves, ginger and sauté until onion is brown in color.
Then add garam masala, powder, turmeric, coriander, pepper powder,red chilli powder and stir on low-medium heat till the raw smell is gone.
Add the tomato and turia pieces and stir so it is coated well with the onion mixture.
Cover the pan and cook in low-medium heat for 3 minutes.
Stir and make sure it does not stick to the pan.
Now add water and close the pan again and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes.
Add salt to taste. Garnish with cilantro.

Ridge Gourd Curry is ready to be served with Chappathi or fresh warm rice.


  1. humm..Its one of my fav..curry.. looks very yummy..

  2. looks so tempting... reminds me of "ma ke haath ka khaana"... since i'm living away from home because of job, i miss home food a lot..

  3. luks yummy :)gud combo with rice

  4. Thank you all for ur lovely comments :)

  5. Looks delicious dear!!!
    Kindly accept the award


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