Sunday, July 13, 2008

Thalorikka (Ribbed Gourd) Thoran

Gourds are so healthy, and full of fibre. I love the ribbed gourd vegetable, and usually make it with Dal. Very rarely do I make it as a dry subji, but this time, I wanted to try something different.

You will need:

Ribbed Gourd - washed, peeled and cut into cubes - 3 cups
Onions - chopped - 1/2 cup
Tomatoes - finely chopped - 1 cup
Ginger-Garlic paste - 1/4 cup
Curry Leaves - 2 strands
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Jeera powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Pepper - 1/4 tsp (optional)
Coconut - grated - 1/2 cup (optional)
Oil - 2 tbsp
Salt - to taste

  • Boil the cut vegetable in 1 cup of water in a covered pan on low flame
  • When the vegetable is cooked and dry, heat oil in a separate pan, and temper the mustard seeds
  • Add the onions, ginger-garlic paste, and saute until the onions turn light brown
  • Mix the tomatoes, and keep covered on low flame until tomatoes are cooked
  • Add the cooked gourd vegetable, stir well, add pepper and leave for 5 minutes
  • If adding coconut, grind it into a paste with jeera powder and add at this stage
Serve hot with rice/ roti


Maheswari said...

I love ridge gourd.Make bajji(masiyal) or kootu with this.But never made thoran.Shall try this now.Will be a perfect combo for theeyal right?.Thanks for visiting my blog.

Sireesha said...

I also love ridge gourd curry but never made thoran.Looks delicious.....Shall try this time.......Thanks for sharing....

Jyothsna said...

The picture of the pappadum on the header is so lovely! Liked the beetroot rasam, but not so much of a ridgegourd fan. Thanks for visitng my blog!

Nags said...

i always see this veggie in the wet market and never buy cuz i didnt know what to make with it. definitely bookmarked recipe :)