By Sandhya Khattri
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook time:25 minutes
Toori , ridge gourd or turai is a light vegetable with lots of water content in it. In sindhi families it is usually serve with moong dal khichari or plain rice. This simple recipe if prepared right can turn out as any other exotic dish. Today I am sharing with you my recipe of toori bhaji, Ingredients required and detailed instructions for the recipe are as follows:
Turai- ½ kg
Ginger -½ “ piece
Turmuric powder-1/2 teaspoon
Coriander powder-1 tablespoon
Garam masala powder-1/4 teaspoon
Red chillipowder-1/4 teaspoon
Freshly ground pepper-1/8 teaspoon
Instructions: Peel and chop onions in small pieces.
Peel turai and chop it.
In a heavy bottomed pan heat one tablespoon of oil, add onion pieces to it, stirring continuously roast till golden brown in color, add turai pieces, turmeric powder and salt to it, mix well , cook on high flame for 4-5 minutes, turai will leave all its moisture, simmer the flame, cover the lid and let it cook till turai is soft and transparent . This will take approx 12-14 minutes. Add red chillipowder, coriander powder and tomato puree to it. Adjust the flame to higher, stirring continuously cook till water is evaporated , slightly mash turai in between.
Serve with khichari, rice or roti.
If turai had been in a fridge for a day or two it will take more time to cook.