Masalewali Turai ki Sabji | Easy Tori ki Sabzi Recipe | Ridge Gourd Curry

Masalewali Turai ki Sabji | Easy Tori ki Sabzi Recipe | Ridge Gourd Curry

Turai ki Sabji is a simple and delicious Indian vegetable dish made with crested gourd, also known as Jhingli in Bihar. It is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner and goes perfectly with chapati or plain rice.

This recipe is easy to make and is packed with flavors that will remind you of home cooked meals. (step by step photos and videos)

About Turai Sabzi Recipe:

Turai ki Sabzi or Tori ki sabzi has a very special place in my heart. During summers in Bhagalpur, we used to have school in the morning, which meant we would go early in the morning and return by 11-11:30.

As you know, when it's hot in summer you often don't feel like eating much; you just want to drink something refreshing.

That's why this simple combination of white rice and Turai ki Sabzi was something we loved to eat as it had less spices and was light on the stomach.

I still remember my mother making this dish more often during summers. Ridge gourd or turai is one of those vegetables that are typically found in summers. Plain white rice and this sabzi seemed like heaven when the heat waves were intense.

The kitchen would be filled with the aroma of mustard oil and spices, making us all hungry for lunch. This recipe brings back those fond memories and I hope it creates new ones for you and your family.

Ridge gourd is known for its cooling properties, making it an ideal vegetable for the hot Indian climate. The simple recipe uses common spices and ingredients found in most Indian cuisines.

The combination of mustard oil and panch phoran gives this dish a unique and aromatic flavour. Panch phoran, a blend of five spices, is a staple of Bengali cuisine and adds a distinct flavour that sets this sabzi apart.

vegetable vegetable

Serving Suggestion:

Turai ki Sabzi goes well with plain rice, roti and paratha. It also goes well with a side of yogurt or a light salad.

Storage Tip:

Store leftover turai ki sabzi in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh for up to 2 days. Reheat in a pan before serving.

Expert Tips:

To tone down the spicy flavor, make sure to heat the mustard oil until it starts to smoke.

Don't overcook the pumpkin: it should be tender but not mushy.

Fresh coriander leaves add flavor, so don't skip them.

Why you should make this recipe:

Easy and fast: Perfect for a busy day when you need a quick meal.

Greet:Ribbed squash is low in calories and high in dietary fiber.

Tasty:The combination of mustard oil and panch phoran gives a very unique flavour, so it is a must try.

Versatile: It goes well with both rice and chapati.

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Basic ingredients used to make this recipe:

Crest Pumpkin: Ridgeback squash is the main ingredient, known for its refreshing properties and light texture, making it ideal for summer dishes. Use fresh and turai squash for the best flavor and texture.

Onion: Onions form the base of sabzi and, once caramelized, lend a light sweetness and intense flavour.

Tomato: Tomatoes balance the flavors of the dish. But if they are not available, you can skip them.

Ginger-garlic: Ginger and garlic are key ingredients in this recipe. These two ingredients enhance the overall flavor of the recipe.

Spices/Masala: The name of this dish is masala wali turai ki sabzi, it may seem like it includes a heavy masala but it uses some simple masala powders that are easily available in the kitchen. This recipe uses simple spices like coriander powder, turmeric powder and Kashmiri red chilli powder.

Mustard oil: Mustard oil enhances the overall taste and aroma. It is a traditional oil used in many Indian recipes, especially in the eastern parts of India. If mustard oil is not available, you can use vegetable oil.

Panch Phoran: Panch phoran is a blend of five spices (cumin, mustard, fenugreek, nigella and fennel seeds). It gives sabzi a unique and aromatic flavour. If you don't have panch phoran, you can use a mix of cumin seeds, mustard seeds and fennel seeds, or you can use just mustard seeds or just cumin seeds.

Asafoetida: Hing is very common in Indian cuisine. It imparts a delicate earthy flavor and also aids in digestion.

crested pumpkin vegetable

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  • 2-3 Tablespoon Mustard oil
  • 1- ½ teaspoon Panch Phoran
  • ¼ teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 3-4 Garlic chopped
  • 1 thumb Ginger chopped
  • 3 Green chillies chopped
  • 3 Large onion sliced
  • salt taste
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • 4 Turai, crested pumpkin sliced
  • Waterfall as necessary
  • 2 Tomatoes medium, chopped
  • 3 Tablespoon Coriander leaves chopped
  • Heat mustard oil in a kadai, add panchphoran, asafoetida, ginger, garlic, green chillies and sauté for few seconds.

  • Now add onion and sauté till it turns light golden, then add salt, turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder, coriander powder and sauté till it becomes fragrant.

  • Then add the pumpkin (turai) and brown it for a minute, then add a little water, cover and cook for 6-8 minutes.

  • Remove the lid and stir once, then add the tomatoes and cook for another minute.

  • Now finally add the coriander leaves and mix for the last time.

  • Serve hot in a serving bowl and garnish with coriander leaves.

Nutritional values

Masalawali Turiya Ki Sabji

Quantity per serving

Calories 516
Calories from fat 270

% Daily Value*

Fat 30 g46%

Saturated fat 4g25%

Polyunsaturated fats 6g

Monounsaturated fats 17g

Sodium 494mg21%

Potassium 1,506 mg0%

Carbohydrates 61g20%

Fiber 15g63%

Sugar 26g29%

Protein 8g16%

Vitamin A 2.479 IU0%

C vitamin 121 mg147%

Soccer 222 mg22%

Iron 5mg28%

* Percent Daily Values ​​are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


Frequently asked questions about this recipe:

Can I use regular vegetable oil instead of mustard oil?

Mustard oil adds a distinct flavor to the dish. But if you don't have it or don't like its flavor, you can also use vegetable oil.

What can I use if I don't have panch phoran?

You can use a mix of cumin seeds, mustard seeds and fennel seeds. Alternatively, you can use only cumin seeds or only mustard seeds.

Can I prepare this dish in advance?

Yes, you can make this ahead of time. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Reheat before serving.

Is this recipe vegan and gluten-free?

Yes, this recipe is both vegan and gluten-free. It uses only plant-based ingredients and no gluten-containing products.

How do I know if the pumpkin is fresh?

Fresh crested squash is firm and green. Avoid soft or spotted squash.

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