Turiya Muthia nu Shaak from Gujarat

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I love Methi Muthia and got a packet of fried Methi Muthias last week, just to munch on. Then as I was idly browsing what one can do with Muthias, I came several recipes of Muthia being used in curries. The one that caught my eye was Turiya Muthia nu Shaak because it used ridge gourd, one of my favourite vegetables.

Turia Muthiya Nu Shaak from Gujarat
Turia Muthiya Nu Shaak from Gujarat

The recipe for Turiya Muthia nu Shaak was very similar to the Beerakaya Senaga Pappu Kura (Turai aur Chana Dal ki Sabzi) we make in Andhra Pradesh, and as I had all the ingredients at home I tried it immediately with great results. I loved the many textures and flavours of this curry; the turia was soft while the muthias added a crunch. As with many Gujarati recipes, there is a touch of sugar in this curry which brought out the sweetness of the ridge gourd while the chilli powder lent it some heat.

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Turiya Muthiya Nu Shaak
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Recipe for Turiya Muthia nu Shaak from Gujarat

Turiya Muthia nu Shaak

Aruna
Turiya Muthia nu Shaak is a unique curry from Gujarat in which ridge gourd is cooked with fried Methi Muthia. This mellow curry is served with rotis. 
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian
Servings 4 People
Ingredients
  
  • 250 gms Ridge Gourd, Turiya, Turai
  • 8 to 10 Fried Methi Muthia (See notes for recipe)
  • 3/4 Cup Finely Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Onions (Optional)
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • Salt, as required
For Tempering
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
Instructions
 
  • Peel the ridge gourd and cut into 1" cubes.
  • In a wok or Kadai, heat the oil.
  • Add the mustard seeds and wait till they crackle.
  • Add the cumin seeds and stir-fry for a few seconds.
  • Add the onion and fry till transparent.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and cook till the pieces are stewed.
  • Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, and salt.
  • Add the ridge gourd pieces and mix well.
  • Cook on low flame till  the ridge gourd pieces soften a bit and become translucent.
  • Add some water and mix well to form a thick stew like consistency.
  • Add the Methi Muthia and mix well.
  • Serve hot with rotis.
Notes
You can find the recipe for the Fried Methi Muthia at http://aahaaramonline.com/methi-muthia-gujarati-recipe/
Keyword Gujarati Ridge Gourd Curry, Turiya Muthia nu Shaak
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Turia Muthia Nu Shaak
Turia Muthia Nu Shaak

 

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