Turiya ka Bharta / Ridge Gourd Mash
Turiya ka Bharta is a ridge gourd mash . The dish has a mild smoky flavour and resembles the famous Punjabi Baingan ka Bharta .
ghee / oil
Salt to taste
Cut the ridge gourd into 4-5” pieces.
Roast them on gas or coal . Once roasted remove the charred skin .
Wash and cut into small pieces . This should be as good as a mash .
Take a pan and add ghee .
Let heat and add cumin seeds . Let crackle .
Add chopped onions , garlic , ginger and green chilly .
Sauté till the onion is translucent .
Add the ridge gourd mash and cook for one or two minutes .
Add the tomatoes , peanut powder , red chilly powder , coriander powder , turmeric powder and salt .
Cover the pan and simmer the mash till tomatoes are soft .
Increase the flame and sauté the mash on full flame.for 2-3 minutes or until you see the ghee separating .
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