Ridge Gourd with Poppy Seeds

Ridge Gourd with Poppy Seeds, a stir fried iron rich subzi. Pperfect recipe for elders who want to load up their iron stores and remain healthy.

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Poppy seeds, generally associated with sweets and rich gravies, are a wonderful source of iron! Here, they are used along with ridge gourd to make a quick and easy subzi. Ridge Gourd with Poppy Seeds has a nutty taste and pleasant texture that is very enjoyable. Serve hot with a roti of your choice.

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Ridge Gourd with Poppy Seeds recipe - How to make Ridge Gourd with Poppy Seeds

Soaking time:  10 minutes   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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  1. Soak the poppy seeds in 2 tbsp of water in a small bowl and keep aside for 10 minutes. Do not drain the water.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai and add the mustard seeds and red chillies.
  3. When the seeds crackle, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  4. Add the ridge gourd and salt, mix well. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, green chillies and the poppy seeds-water mixture and mix well. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for another 3 to 4 minutes or till all the water evaporates, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve hot.


Jowar Methi Roti, Healthy Jowar Methi Paratha 
Saatdhan Paratha 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy52 cal
Protein0.8 g
Carbohydrates6.1 g
Fiber2.5 g
Fat2.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium4.3 mg

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Ridge Gourd with Poppy Seeds
 on 13 Jan 16 09:12 PM

CB - nice taste but far foo spicy for me! I am not sure if I used an extra spicy type of chilli or if my recipe measurements were wrong. I wish the recipes mentioned "4 medium sized gourds" instead of "6 cups chopped gourd" it makes it so much easier
Ridge Gourd with Poppy Seeds
 on 11 Aug 14 03:15 PM

A variation to Bengali aloo poshto using turai...however i loved this variation as much as with potatoes. I made the subzi in mustard oil for that true Bengali touch.
Ridge Gourd with Poppy Seeds
 on 25 Jul 14 11:34 AM

Ridge gourd is not my favourite vegetable. But this subzi made me like the taste of ridge gourd. Not a very commmonly used vegetable. So one should try it on a day when they plan to make something different. Have with hot phulkas and you wont hate turai anymore.
Ridge Gourd with Poppy Seeds
 on 08 Jan 14 12:27 AM

Nice tasty twist to an otherwise boring vegetable like ridge gourd