turai aur mooli ki sabzi
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Turai Mooli ki Sabzi / Sponge Gourd and Radish Curry

A simple and rustic curry made with sponge gourd and radish
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Uttar Pradesh Cuisine
Servings: 2 people


  • 500 gms Sponge gourd / Turai /Gilki
  • 200 gms Radish/ Mooli
  • 2 Green Chillies / Hari Mirch chopped
  • 3 tbsp Fresh Coriander / Cilantro / Hara Dhaniya chopped
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice / Nimbu Ka Ras
  • 1/3 tsp Turmeric Powder / Haldi Powder
  • To taste Salt / Namak
  • 1.5 tbsp Mustard Oil / Sarso ka tel
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds / Sabut Jeera


  • Wash and peel the ridge gourd and radish and make small pieces.
  • Heat oil in a pan or pressure cooker and add cumin and green chilies.
  • When cumin becomes golden in colour, add turmeric and chopped vegetables.
  • Add salt and mix well.
  • Pressure cook or cook in the covered pan till done. No need to add water as the vegetables release enough water while cooking.
  • When done, mash it slightly and add lemon juice and fresh coriander.
  • Serve hot with roti or rice.