How to make Turai Aloo Sabzi -

This combination of ridge gourd, potatoes and chana dal make for a tasty dish.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sirf 30 minute.

Main Ingredients : Ridge Gourd, Potatoes (आलू)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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For more recipes related to Turai Aloo Sabzi checkout Rishi Panchami Bhaji, Turai Punjabwale, Mixed Vegetable Gravy, Turai aur Tamatar ki Sabzi . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Kalan Pyaaz Ka Bharta Aloo Methi- Sindhi Style Palak Bahar

Turai Aloo Sabzi

Turai Aloo Sabzi Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Turai Aloo Sabzi Recipe

  • Ridge Gourd 250 grams

  • Potatoes boiled and peeled 2 medium

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked 5 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Green chillies broken 2

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Tomato chopped 1 medium

  • Garam masala powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat water in a deep non-stick pan. Drain and add chana dal and salt and cook till the dal is almost done. Scrape and wash turai. Chop into big pieces.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds and turai and sauté for a minute. Add green chillies, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and mix well. Add salt and mix well. Cover and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Step 3

Add tomato and mix well.Strain the cooked chana dal and add to the pan. Mash the potatoes and add. Add salt if required, garam masala powder and coriander leaves and mix well. Add ½ cup water and mix well. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Step 4

Serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.