Turai Curry/ Ridge Gourd Curry

I love ridge gourd and usually cook my mom's recipe  and then i came across Vidu Mittal's recipe in her book "Pure and Simple". This book is really a delight just loved the photography. And planning to try more of her recipes. And regarding this recipe it required very few ingredients and sounded traditional  so thought of giving it a try and liked it . Ghee is used here and that is what gives this recipe its unique gramma's recipe kind of flavor . Modified the recipe a bit to my taste. 

Turai /Ridge gourd - 2 lb , Peeled and diced
Green Chilli - 4 chopped (not in original recipe)
Lemon Juice - 2 tsp or to taste
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Hing - 1/8 tsp
Turmeric - 1/8 tsp
Salt to taste
Ghee - 1 tsp
  1. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker and add hing and cumin.
  2. Cook till cumin turns golden add turmeric and green chilli.
  3. Add turai , salt and 1/2 cup of water and cook till one whistle.
  4. Let cooker cool add lemon juice and serve.

34 comments:

  1. Simple yet exotic~ lovely recipe dear!
    US Masala

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  2. Nisha dat sounds easy yet tasty

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  3. I had thsi yesterday...simple n yumm

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  4. Simple and healthy recipe.. looks absolutely gr8.. thanks for sharing dear !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  5. yummy n tempting ....
    sanyukta
    http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

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  6. Yummy curry! This recipe sounds really easy to prepare..

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  7. makin curry with turai sounds very new and came out very nice

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  8. Simple but delicious..my mom too makes this and I always used to fuss abt the use of ghee..but I guess that's what gives it awesome taste.

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  9. Delicious and fabulous curry..

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  10. This looks so yummy and easy to prepare..nice one dear.

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  11. Nice curry! It's simply healthy and nutritious!

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  12. sounds interesting...very delicious curry..:)

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  13. Wowwwwwwwww.. looks absolutely perfect and tempting.. thanks for the recipe :)

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  14. looks delicious and tempting .....

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  15. Never tried ridge gourd... But it looks so yum... will surely try this recipe...

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  16. this is simply fresh n easy quick curry...new addition to my list :) very tempting....

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  17. Yummy side dish goes well with rice and rotis.

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  19. Looks delicious dear..can have with rice or chapathi...good one..

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  20. Simple and delicious...adding lime in it is new to me.

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  21. first time to ur space Nisha :P glad to visit you, shall see you around more often :p
    The curry goes well with both rice and rotis, well prepared

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  22. love how green and gravied this is - YUM!

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  23. nice recipe..Lovd it..Delicious..

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  24. Very healthy dish Nisha. I also make pickle out of it :)

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  25. Lovely delicious curry. First time here and you have a nice blog.

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  26. looks yummy....i nvr tasted ridge gourd....but ur recipe is simple and delicious....u hav got really lovely space nisha.....
    i'm happy follower of ur blog now plz visit my blog when time permits....
    Deepthi
    http://deepthidigvijay.blogspot.com/
    http://h4wifes.blogspot.com

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  27. That addition of lemon juice sounds interesting.

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  28. Chanced upon your space while blog hopping..nice space you have with wonderful collection of recipes..
    happy to follow u..
    do stop by mine sometime..:)

    Sunanda's Kitchen

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