Toori (smooth gourd)in onion tomato base
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Smooth and ridge gourd recipe, an easy and healthy toori or Turai recipe
Recipe type: Maincourse
Serves: 1-2
  • Smooth gourds (I always prefer smooth ones than ridged, but you can choose any) 250 gm
  • Onion 1
  • Tomato 1
  • Green chillies 1-2
  • Ginger just a little
  • Salt
  • Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
  • Coriander powder ½ tsp
  • Garam masala powder ¼ tsp
  • Oil 1 tsp or more
  1. Peel, wash and chop toori into small chunks (as those of onion)
  2. Peel and finely dice onion
  3. Now take a pressure cooker or thick bottomed pan (I always use cooker) and put some oil
  4. Add chopped onions and cook them till brown in colour (not too dark)
  5. Then add chopped tomatoes, chillies, ginger, salt, all masalas and mix properly
  6. Then add toori and mix well
  7. Since fresh toori have lots of water content, so these hardly require extra water to be added to cook them, but if it is not fresh or if you do not want to take a chance, then add few spoons of water and close the lid of cooker (or let it cook in open vessel)and wait for 5-6 whistles
  8. later simmer it further till all the extra water evaporates
  9. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve it with Khichdi (with added date palms) for that authentic taste
Recipe by Sindhi Rasoi |Sindhi Recipes at