Methi Turai Sabzi  (Fenugreek,Ridge Gourd Curry)

Methi (Fenugreek leaves) is very good for bone health, heart, promotes healthy hair etc., benefits are endless. Turai looks like a very boring vegetable but has many health benefits. You must try Methi Turai sabzi then maybe it is going to be your next favourite sabzi.

Ingredients :

  • 650gms or 4-5 medium size (Turai) Ridge gourd
  • 1 cup fresh methi leaves chopped
  • 2 tbsp Split yellow moong dal
  • ½ cup onions chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • ½ inch ginger chopped (optional)
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil or any vegetable oil

Procedure :

  1. Peel and slice Turai (ridge gourd).
  2. Soak moong dal  for 15 mins.
  3. Remove Methi leaves (fenugreek leaves) from the stem, clean and chop.
  4. In a wok, heat oil, fry soaked moong daal, add ginger, onions and methi leaves and keep sauteing.
  5. Add salt,turmeric powder,chilli powder, finally add Turai slices and keep frying for a minute.
  6. Close the lid. Turai releases water and gets cooked in about 15-20 minutes. Keep stirring in between and check for doneness.
  7. Serve with roti or rice.


  1. Some Turai are bitter so taste the end slices on both sides before using for cooking. For best results get tender Turai.

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