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Lajawab Turai

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Lajawab turai (sponge gourd) This recipe I have learnt from one of my friend during her live cooking show. Really it was very tasty and I want to share with you.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Recipe CategoryVegetarian
Served AsDinner, Lunch
Servings 2


  • 250 gm sponge gourd
  • 2 medium size tomato
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp ground nuts
  • 1 tbsp dry coconut
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp mustard oil
  • 2 tbsp gram flour
  • Green chillies
  • Curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt


  • Dry roast coriander seeds, ground nuts, dry coconut, curry leaves. Then make a green paste with all these along with coriander leaves and green chillies.
  • Make a paste with onion and tomato then keep aside.
  • Remove the skin of turai then make in cubic pieces. Marinate with turmeric powder, chilli powder, gram flour and salt. Keep for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes tawa fry the marinated sponge gourd with little mustard oil.
  • Take a pan add mustard oil, cumin seeds. After then add tomato onion paste stir for a few minutes
  • Add green paste again stir, masala will leave the pan. Add the shallow fried sponge gourd. Mix all together and cover with lid.
  • After 5 - 7 minutes open the lid and see how it is done. Serve with rice or chapati.


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