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Ridge gourd recipe with step by step photos – easy homely recipe of ridge gourd bhaji with moong dal. A vegan dish.

ridge gourd sabzi recipe

ridge gourd is also called as tori or turai in hindi and dodka in marathi or beerakaya in telugu and Heerekayi in Kannada. We call it as shirali.

Sharing a simple yet Tasty recipe of ridge gourd sabzi. a recipe that we have had for many years and which comes from my mom. Not only it tastes good but healthy too.

This is a semi dry sabzi and goes very well as a side dish with chapatis or dal-rice or sambar-rice. You can also pack it in the tiffin box with some chapatis.

We make this turai sabzi with either chana dal or moong dal. in this recipe post, I am sharing the pics with moong dal. But you can also make the recipe with chana dal.

How to make ridge gourd recipe

1. Rinse and then soak 2 tablespoons moong dal in hot water for 30 minutes. Or you can soak in water at room temperature for an hour.

moong dal for turai moong dal sabzi recipe

2. Later rinse, peel and chop the ridge gourd (turai or dodka or shirali). Also peel and chop one medium sized onion, 4 to 5 small to medium sized garlic and 1 green chilli.

ridge gourd for turai moong dal sabzi recipe

3. Heat 1.5 tablespoons peanut oil in a pan. add the chopped onions. You can also use sunflower oil instead of peanut oil.

onions for turai moong dal sabzi recipe

4. Then add the chopped garlic.

garlic for turai moong dal sabzi recipe

5. Stir and saute on a low to medium flame till the onions become translucent.

making turai moong dal sabzi recipe

6. Add the chopped green chilies, a pinch of turmeric powder and a pinch of asafoetida.

spices for making turai moong dal sabzi recipe

7. Mix well.

making ridge gourd bhaji recipe

8. Now add the chopped ridge gourd.

ridge gourd for making ridge gourd bhaji recipe

9. Stir and mix the ridge gourd with the rest of the ingredients.

ridge gourd to make ridge gourd bhaji recipe

10. Add the moong dal along with the soaked water.

moong dal to make ridge gourd bhaji recipe

11. Also add ⅓ cup more water.

water to make ridge gourd bhaji recipe

12. Season with salt.

salt to prepare ridge gourd bhaji recipe

13. Mix very well.

preparing ridge gourd bhaji recipe

14. Cover the pan with a lid and simmer on a low flame.

making ridge gourd bhaji recipe

15. Do check at intervals and if the water dries out, you can add more water.

making turai moong dal sabzi recipe

16. Simmer till the moong dal and the ridge gourd are cooked well.

making turai sabzi recipe

17. Once the water has evaporated, then add ¼ cup fresh grated coconut. Mix well. the turai sabzi will have some moisture but will not be watery.

making turai sabzi recipe

18. Switch off the flame and add 2 tablespoons of chopped coriander leaves. Mix again.

making turai sabzi recipe

19. Serve turai sabzi hot or warm with some chapatis or phulkas.

ridge gourd bhaji recipe
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ridge gourd recipe

5 from 8 votes
Turai ki sabzi recipe - easy homely recipe of ridge gourd bhaji with moong dal.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins

Cuisine Maharashtrian
Course: Side Dish

Servings 2 to 3
Units

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons moong dal
  • ¼ cup water for soaking moong dal
  • 200 to 250 grams ridge gourd, about 2 cups chopped ridge gourd (Turai or Dodka or Shirali or Beerakaya or Tor or Heerekayii)
  • 1.5 tablespoons peanut oil (can also use sunflower oil)
  • 60 grams onion or ⅓ cup chopped onions or 1 medium sized onion - chopped
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 4 to 5 small to medium sized garlic, chopped
  • 1 pinch turmeric powder
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • ¼ cup fresh grated coconut
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves

Instructions

preparation for ridge gourd recipe

  • Rinse and then soak 2 tablespoons moong dal in hot water for 30 minutes. Or you can soak in water at room temperature for an hour.
  • Later rinse, peel and chop the ridge gourd (turai or dodka or shirali).  
  • Also peel and chop one medium sized onion, 4 to 5 medium garlic and 1 green chili.

making ridge gourd sabzi

  • Heat 1.5 tablespoons oil in a pan.
  • Add the chopped onions.
  • Then add the chopped garlic.
  • Stir and saute on a low to medium flame till the onions become translucent.
  • Add the chopped green chilies, a pinch of turmeric powder and a pinch of asafoetida. Mix well.
  • Now add the chopped ridge gourd. Stir and mix the ridge gourd with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Add the moong dal along with the soaked water.
  • Also add 1/3 cup more water.
  • Season with salt. Mix very well.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and simmer on a low flame.
  • Do check at intervals and if the water dries out, you can add more water.
  • Simmer till the moong dal and the ridge gourd are cooked well.
  • Once the water has evaporated, then add 1/4 cup fresh grated coconut. Mix well. The turai sabzi will have some moisture but will not be watery.
  • Switch off the flame and add 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves. Mix again.
  • Serve turai sabzi hot or warm with some chapatis or phulkas.

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