Tori Ki Sabji | Thurai/Ridge Gourd Ki Sabji

Simple Punjabi style Tori Ki Sabji or Ridge Gourd Indian Vegetable.

Very Simple to make but very tasty. Its part of the Indian Vegetarian Meal Plate Ideas.

Typically served with phulka/roti/flatbread, some salad on the side. I also like to have some raita/yougurt with it that is spiced with crunchy beans/boondi that really refreshes the whole palate.

The semi dry gravy and lush green tori really is my favourite thing to see. As kids we have enjoyed this sabji a lot. And today I am sharing my method with you all. Its a really simple one but believe me it takes time and precision in mastering and onion tomato masala.

Directions to make Tori Ki Sabji-


200 gm Tori/ridge gourd/thurai roughly chopped

2 red onions finely chopped

3 medium tomatoes finely chopped

1 tsp ginger paste

1 tsp garlic paste

4-5 tbsp oil

1 tbsp jeera/cumin

Salt as per taste

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp red chilli powder(or as per taste)

1 green chilli slit lengthwise


In a heavy bottom pan heat oil. Add jeera.

Add in the onions. Saute till translucent.

Add the ginger and garlic. Saute for another min.

Now add the tomatoes.

{Pls note that the masala needs to cook on a slow to medium flame to generate maximum flavor}

Add the salt, turmeric and red chilli powder.

Cook the spices for about 30 sec and pout in the tori.

Cover and cook until soft.

Generally it’s not required to add water as tori will leave its own water. But if you want add about 1/4 cup water.

When it’s soft there will be a lot of liquid which I like to cook further. And reduce to a semi liquid consistency.

Serve with hot roti.


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  1. Hi Avin,
    Ridge guard is the only vegetable I hate the most in this world 😉
    But still I prepare at home as it’s easy and filling. It tastes good with rice and chapati both. I Too like it with raita, if I must eat it.

  2. Love this sabzi and you have laid out a fabulous meal with apt accompaniments that go along with this sabzi. I love adding this to our regular dal tadka too. Tastes yum.

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