Ridge Gourd with Poppy Seeds


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A vegetable with a kingdom of nutritional wealth! perfect recipe for elders who want to load up their iron stores and remain healthy.

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Makes 6 servings
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Ingredients


3 cups peeled and cut ridge gourd (turai)
1 onion , finely sliced
2 tbsp powdered poppy seeds (khus-khus)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/4 tsp chilli powder
2 green chillies , chopped
2 tsp oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
2 dry red chillies
salt to taste

Method
  1. Mix the poppy seed powder with a little water. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds.
  3. When they crackle, add the red chillies and fry for 1 minute.
  4. Add the ridge gourd and salt and fry for 5 minutes over high flame.
  5. Add the turmeric powder, onions, chilli powder and green chillies and mix well.
  6. Add the poppy-seed paste and stir-fry until the vegetable is quite dry and just turning brown.
  7. Serve hot.
Nutrient values per serving
EnergyFatIronCarbohydratesProtein
45 cal. 2.5 gm. 1.0 mg. 4.4 gm. 1.3 gm.
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loves cookingJuly 25, 2014

Ridge gourd is not my favourite vegetable. But this subzi made me like the taste of ridge gourd. Not a very commmonly used vegetable. So one should try it on a day when they plan to make something different. Have with hot phulkas and you wont hate turai anymore.

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Reviewed July 25, 2014by loves cooking

Ridge gourd is not my favourite vegetable. But this subzi made me like the taste of ridge gourd. Not a very commmonly used vegetable. So one should try it on a day when they plan to make something different. Have with hot phulkas and you wont hate turai anymore.

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Reviewed January 08, 2014by Foodie #603414

Nice tasty twist to an otherwise boring vegetable like ridge gourd

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