Taurai curry

How to make taurai curry (ridgegourd curry)?

Everybody must have heard about taurai or ridgegourd once in their life. But have you ever tried it? Well, if not, then you should try this taurai curry recipe and let us know your opinions!

Ridgegourd or taurai is a dark green vegetable with white pulp. It is the most commonly found and used vegetable in India. It is known with different names in different regions such as taurai, gilki, beerakaya, peerkangai, etc. Taurai has always been treasured in ancient Ayurvedic diets that revolve around balancing the three doshas found throughout the human body and mind.

It is famous for its cooling properties and also rich in nutrients such as Vitamin C, riboflavin, zinc and is also full of antioxidants.

Let’s start with its recipe!

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Serving: 2


  • Ridgegourd/Taurai (chopped)- 2
  • Onions (chopped)-1
  • Tomato (chopped)-1
  • Curry leaves-4-5
  • Jeera/cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds/rai-1/2 tsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Amchoor powder-1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1 tsp
  • Red chili powder-1 tsp
  • Oil-2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves, for garnishing

Method of preparation (taurai curry):

  • Firstly, heat a pan and oil in it.
  • Secondly, add mustard and cumin seeds in the pan. When they start to splutter, add curry leaves and onion and saute it until golden brown.
  • Next, add ridgegourd pieces in the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes on medium flame and then add chopped tomato in it.
  • Now, add all the spices in it such as salt, turmeric, red chili, amchoor in the pan and mix well.
  • Next, add half cup of water and cook it on low flame for 5-10 minutes.
  • Lastly, serve the hot ridgegourd curry with coriander garnishing.

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