Masala Ridge Gourd (Turi)


  • 400 gms Ridge Gourd
  • 1 tsp mustard seed
  • 1 tsp cumin Seed
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • ½ cup cubed potatoes (optional)
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 2-3 crushed green chillies
  • 1 tsp red chilly powder (if you like more spice)
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 2-3 sprigs of curry leaves
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil

Direction to cook:

  1. Peel the skin of the ridge gourd and cut into small cubes. Wash and keep it aside in a drainer.
  2. Now heat oil in a pan and when its heated, add mustard seed and after it splutters add cumin seed. Don’t let the cumin seed to fry for a longer time and immediately add onion and stir them.
  3. Once the onions have soften for around 2-3 minutes, add green chillies and stir, then add garlic and stir and then add curry leaves and stir.
  4. Fry for a minute and then add turmeric powder and red chilli powder and stir it around.
  5. Once the ingredients have fried for a minute or 2, add tomatoes and allow the tomotoes to cook for around 4-5 minutes or till they soften.
  6. Now add the ridge gourd and after stirring it up, let it cook for 5 minutes. 
  7. Now add potatoes and cook the dish till the potatoes are cooked for around 10-15 minutes on medium flame.

Your ridge groud veggis is now ready. You can serve it with flat bread or rice.


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