Ridge Gourd (Turai) and Fenugreek Leaf (Methi) Curry

Updated on November 4, 2017
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Ridge Gourd (Turai) and Fenugreek leaf ( Methi) Curry

A Simple, Healthy, and Unique Side Dish!

Ridge gourd is a vegetable that has a mild sweet taste. It releases its own water when heated and cooks fast. Old people like to eat ridge gourd dishes, as they are light on the stomach and digest well.

This vegetable is great for weight-loss diets. Its main health benefits include low cholesterol and no saturated fats. It is high in vitamin C, fiber, and minerals.

Fenugreek leaves are known for their cholesterol-reducing properties. It adds nice flavor to the curry.

This side dish does not include any strong spice powder or red chili powder in it. It is spiced up with coriander powder and fresh green chilies.

Now, let me show you how to make this ridge gourd and fenugreek leaf curry.

5 stars for Ridge Gourd and Fenugreek Leaf Curry

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: Serves two people

Ingredients

  • 1 heaped bowl fenugreek leaves, washed, pat dried, chopped
  • 1 heaped bowl ridge gourd, peeled, diced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 1/2 tsp oil
  • 3 green chilies, slit lengthwise
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp or less turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 spring curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp salt, or as per taste
  • 1/2 tsp white lentils

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Ridge Gourd and Fenugreek Leaf Curry

  1. Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan or wok. Throw in mustard seeds. Let them crackle.
  2. Add cumin seeds, white lentils, and curry leaves. Saute for a minute on low fire.
  3. Throw in chopped onions, slit green chilies, and some salt. Increase the heat. Saute, till onions become translucent.
  4. Add ginger-garlic paste. Saute for a while, or till you get a nice aroma of roasted garlic.
  5. Throw in chopped tomatoes. Saute for two minutes. Add turmeric powder.
  6. Add ridge gourd cubes. Stir-cook for two minutes. Throw in chopped fenugreek leaves. Continue stir-cooking for further two minutes.
  7. Now, cover the pan, reduce the heat. Let ridge gourd and fenugreek cook inside, releasing their own water. No need to add water.
  8. Open the lid after 4-5 minutes. By this time, the veggies would have cooked right.
  9. Add coriander powder. Mix well. Throw in chopped coriander leaves. Just stir the mix for 30 seconds. Turn off the stove. Adjust the salt.
  10. Your favorite ridge gourd and fenugreek leaf side dish is ready to serve.
  11. Transfer it to a serving bowl. Eat roti, flatbread, rice, or chapati with this awesome, flavorful curry. Enjoy the taste!

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Ridge gourd and fenugreek leavesStep one: Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in mustard seeds. Let them crackle. Add cumin, curry leaves, and white lentils. Saute till lentils turn golden.Step two: Add chopped onions, salt, and slit green chilies. Increase the heat. Saute till onions become translucent.Step three: Add ginger-garlic paste. Saute, till you get a nice aroma from the roasted garlic.Step four: Throw in chopped tomatoes. Further, saute for two minutes. Add turmeric powder.Step five: Throw in ridge gourd cubes. Stir-cook for 2-3 minutes.Step six: Throw in coriander powder. Mix well.Step seven: Add chopped fenugreek leaves. Continue stir-cooking for 2-3 minutes. Cover the pan now. Let them cook inside, releasing their own water.Step eight: Open the lid after 4-5 minutes. By this time, the veggies would have cooked right. Adjust the salt. Add chopped coriander leaves. Mix thoroughly once.Step nine: Now, your favorite ridge gourd and fenugreek leaf side dish is ready to serve!Step ten: Transfer the curry to a serving bowl.
Ridge gourd and fenugreek leaves
Ridge gourd and fenugreek leaves
Step one: Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in mustard seeds. Let them crackle. Add cumin, curry leaves, and white lentils. Saute till lentils turn golden.
Step one: Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in mustard seeds. Let them crackle. Add cumin, curry leaves, and white lentils. Saute till lentils turn golden.
Step two: Add chopped onions, salt, and slit green chilies. Increase the heat. Saute till onions become translucent.
Step two: Add chopped onions, salt, and slit green chilies. Increase the heat. Saute till onions become translucent.
Step three: Add ginger-garlic paste. Saute, till you get a nice aroma from the roasted garlic.
Step three: Add ginger-garlic paste. Saute, till you get a nice aroma from the roasted garlic.
Step four: Throw in chopped tomatoes. Further, saute for two minutes. Add turmeric powder.
Step four: Throw in chopped tomatoes. Further, saute for two minutes. Add turmeric powder.
Step five: Throw in ridge gourd cubes. Stir-cook for 2-3 minutes.
Step five: Throw in ridge gourd cubes. Stir-cook for 2-3 minutes.
Step six: Throw in coriander powder. Mix well.
Step six: Throw in coriander powder. Mix well.
Step seven: Add chopped fenugreek leaves. Continue stir-cooking for 2-3 minutes. Cover the pan now. Let them cook inside, releasing their own water.
Step seven: Add chopped fenugreek leaves. Continue stir-cooking for 2-3 minutes. Cover the pan now. Let them cook inside, releasing their own water.
Step eight: Open the lid after 4-5 minutes. By this time, the veggies would have cooked right. Adjust the salt. Add chopped coriander leaves. Mix thoroughly once.
Step eight: Open the lid after 4-5 minutes. By this time, the veggies would have cooked right. Adjust the salt. Add chopped coriander leaves. Mix thoroughly once.
Step nine: Now, your favorite ridge gourd and fenugreek leaf side dish is ready to serve!
Step nine: Now, your favorite ridge gourd and fenugreek leaf side dish is ready to serve!
Step ten: Transfer the curry to a serving bowl.
Step ten: Transfer the curry to a serving bowl.

Nutritional Information of Ridge Gourd and Fenugreek Leaf Curry

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 128
Calories from Fat27
% Daily Value *
Fat 3 g5%
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 1 g
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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    • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

      ShailaSheshadri 

      13 months ago from Bengaluru

      Thank you! In fact, I will recommend you to try this one. It is really flavorful, delicious, and easy to make. I had it in the breakfast.

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      Louise Powles 

      13 months ago from Norfolk, England

      Oh I do like the look of that curry. I'll give this a try, thankyou. =)

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