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Turai with Sesame Seeds

10 May

Turai with Sesame Seeds.

Ridge gourd is peeled and chopped up. Chopped ridge gourd is then boiled along with sliced onion and sesame seeds green chile powder. The boiled mixture is then seasoned with whole spices. Serve turai with sesame seeds with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Turai with Sesame Seeds.


Ridge Gourd 1 Large
Onion 1
Green Chiles 2 – 3
Sesame Seeds 2 Tbsps
Turmeric Powder 1/8 tsp
Salt to Taste


Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Peel, remove ends, wash and dice the ridge gourd.
Peel and slice the onion.
Remove stems, wash and roughly chop green chiles.
Grind sesame seeds and green chiles into fine powder.

Bring to boil around 1 1/2 cups of water in a sauce pot.
Add chopped ridge gourd and onion.
Boil till onion is translucent, add ground sesame seeds, green chiles powder, turmeric powder and salt.
Boil till ridge gourd is cooked well.
Heat oil in a pan on medium heat, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, remove from heat and add to above ridge gourd bowl.
Mix well and bring the ridge gourd mixture to a boil.
Serve turai with sesame seeds with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Notes: Make sure ridge gourd is cooked well before removing it from heat.

Suggestions: If ridge gourd is not cooked well, put the mixture back on heat and boil till done. Add quarter cup more water if desired.
Variations: You can also add a small piece of tamarind along with onion if you wish.
Other Names: Turai with Sesame Seeds.