Monday, July 8, 2013

Toori Bhaji

Toori Bhaji
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook time:25 minutes
Serves: 4servings
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
Green chillies-2
Ginger -½ “ piece
Turmuric powder-1/2 teaspoon
Coriander powder-1 tablespoon
Salt-to taste
Garam masala powder-1/4 teaspoon
Red chillipowder-1/4 teaspoon
Freshly ground pepper-1/8 teaspoon
Oil-1 tablespoon

Instructions: Peel and chop onions in small pieces.

Grind green chillies, ginger and tomatoes.
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.

Simmer the flame , cover the lid and let it cook for another minute or two You will see oil floats on top this is indication that turai is prepared, add garam masala and pepper powder to it.
Serve with khichari, rice or roti.
Notes: You can also squeeze lemon juice on turai for sour flavor.
If turai had been in a fridge for a day or two it will take more time to cook.

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