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 .

Bhartas are basically mashs and they could be as simple as Bihari Aloo ka Chokha or complex as Baingan ka Bharta .

Baingan was one veggie which was my favourite , and a bharta with it was something I made very regularly . Then suddenly I developed an allergy with it and had to give up . I really missed it , but now have found this ridge gourd bharta which is so close to the original Baingan one .

For the ridge gourd one needs to roast the gourds either in an oven or directly over the gas till well charred , and cooked . It definitely takes a while for roasting , but totally worth it .

Once they are roasted , the charred area is peeled off and then you get the ridge gourd flesh . The procedure to make bharta is similar to that of baingan bharta , except that this one has peanuts too . I served it Sattu ki Roti , but other flatbreads like Warqi Paratha or Khoba Roti too would go well .

Turiya ka Bharta / Ridge Gourd Mash

Turiya ka Bharta / Ridge Gourd Mash

Ingredients

2 turia
2-4 tbsp ghee / oil
1 /2 tsp cumin seeds
1 onion , finely chopped
1 tbsp garlic , minced
1 tbsp ginger , minced
2-3 green chillies , finely chopped
3 tomatoes , chopped
2 tbsp peanut powder
1 tsp chilly powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
Salt to taste

Method

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 .
Serve hot .

Turiya ka Bharta / Ridge Gourd Mash

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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 .
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 turia
  • 2-4 tbsp ghee / oil
  • 1 /2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger minced
  • 2-3 green chillies finely chopped
  • 3 tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tbsp peanut powder
  • 1 tsp chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • 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 .

Notes

Turiya ka Bharta / Ridge Gourd Mash
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9 thoughts on “Turiya ka Bharta / Ridge Gourd Mash”

  1. I love this vegetable so trying out a new variation of Bharta soon 🙂 the ridge gourd used here is the one with ridges / slightly rough edges, right ? or the smooth version (also called Turiya here)

  2. Wow vaishali, bharta with ridgegourd sounds interesting!!! i have only tried them in kootu and chutney! This sounds like a nice variation !!

  3. A bharta with Ridge gourd is new to me. I do not like this Vegetable much but with all this masalas and cooking it in bharta style will add more flavours to dish.

  4. I love Toorai ki subzi but never knew that we can make bharta with it.. this looks so delicious and tempting , this will go so well with with some hot hot phulkas.. will soon try.

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