What is Turai and what is its English name?
Turai is one of the most loved and widely used Indian vegetable. Green colored, slender with ridges, medium to long in size and shape. Turai has spongy flesh with white pulp and seeds.
Skin of turai is hard and it is peeled off before cooking. The peeled skin of turai is also used to in making a very delicious chutney.
Turai or Torai is called Bottle Gourd in English. This is called Beerakaya (బీరకాయ) in Telugu and Peerkangai in Tamil. Bottle Gourd is also called as Luffa | Dodka | Gilki | Sponge Gourd, etc.
Health Benefits of Turai | Ridge Gourd
Ridge Gourd is loaded with many health benefits. This vegetable is high in water content and is loaded with dietary fibre.
Include this in your summer meal plan to keep yourself hydrated. Apart from this turai is also good for vision, anemia, weight loss, constipation, etc.
Turai is mostly given to women who are recovering from C-section delivery. Ridge gourd helps in healing the wound faster.
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Turai aur Masoor ki Dal
Ingredients need to make Turai Masoor Dal Recipe
Turai | Ridge Gourd – Scape the ridges and peel the skin. Wash thoroughly and cut into small pieces. Always remember to wash turai before cutting it down into small pieces. As this is a water based vegetable, if you wash after cutting, it will take long time to cook.
Masoor Dal | Split Red Lentils – As these are fast cooking lentils, you do not need to soak them or boil them before.
Onion – Peel the skin and chop the onions finely.
Green Chilies & Red Chili Powder – Green chilies bring heat in the recipe, whereas red chili powder adds spice and color to the recipe.
Always remember to add salt in the last for any dal based recipe. Doing so will cook the dal in less time. Lubna's Serving Suggestion: You can serve this turai masoor ki dal with roti, paratha and chapathi.
How to make Turai Masoor Dal Recipe
How to make Turai Masoor Dal in Pressure Cooker
Tip by Lubna:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 86Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 260mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 3g
Always remember to add salt in the last for any dal based recipe. Doing so will cook the dal in less time.
Lubna's Serving Suggestion:
You can serve this turai masoor ki dal with roti, paratha and chapathi.