Turi ka saalan

Ridge guard (turi) is one of my favourite vegetable and whenever I make ridge guard curry, I add mutton/lamb or prawns, it goes well. This time I have made only ridge guard curry. Ridge guard (turi) you can make this curry as I shown in the ridge guard and mutton curry recipe. You can cook this curry either in a cooker or vessel. In my childhood, I used to have it with chapathi (roti) or rice.

Ingredients

  • Oil – 4 tbsp
  • Cloves – 3
  • Green cardamom – 3
  • Cinnamon stick – 1(2inch)
  • Onion (chopped) – 1
  • Tomato (chopped) – 2
  • Ginger and garlic paste – 2 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 1/2 tbsp
  • Chilli powder – 3 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Ridge guard (sliced) - 2
  • Salt - as per taste

Method

  • Slice and chop all the vegetables and keep it aside.
  • Preheat the vessel with oil, when hot add whole spices and onion, cook till transparent and soft.
  • Add ginger and garlic paste, sauté for few seconds, and then add all dry spices, and tomatoes, sauté for 1 to 2 min in the oil.
  • Add water and cook till all the ingredients cook well and give a curry (gravy) texture, oil starts leaving the curry.
  • Add the ridge guard in the curry (gravy), cook for 20 to 25min, on medium flame, till it is cooked well and becomes soft and simmer it for 10min.
  • If cooking in a pressure cooker, first roast onion and tomato with all spices, add water and ridge guard, close the lid, cook till 3 to 4 whistles come, switch it off.
  • Open the lid, and simmer for 10min, oil starts leaving the ridge guard (turi) curry.
  • Serve it with chapathi (roti), or plain rice with a drizzle of ghee on it.

Notes

  • Can reduce chilli as per your taste.
  • Can add a pinch of garam masala and chopped coriander leaves.
  • Add water, if the gravy gets dry as per the requirement.

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