How to make Turai Gosht -

The unpopular vegetable turai when cooked with mutton will be well liked.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Ridge gourd (turai) (तुरई), Mutton (मटन)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Mutton

Turai Gosht

Turai Gosht 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 : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Turai Gosht Recipe

  • Ridge gourd (turai) scraped and cut into 3-4 inch pieces 1 medium

  • Mutton on bone, cut into 1 inch pieces 750 grams

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Black peppercorns 4-5

  • Black cardamom 1

  • Cloves 3-4

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger sliced 1 inch

  • Tomato finely chopped 1 large

  • Salt to taste

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh mint sprigs for garnishing

  • Green chilli paste for garnishing


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds, peppercorns, black cardamom and cloves and sauté till fragrant.

Step 2

Add onion and sauté till golden. Add ginger-garlic paste, mix and cook for a half a minute.

Step 3

Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and ginger and sauté for a minute. Add mutton, mix and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add tomato and salt, mix and cook till tomato turns pulpy.

Step 4

Halve ridge gourds and cut into medium pieces.

Step 5

Add garam masala powder and ridge gourd pieces in the cooker along with some water and mix well. Cover and pressure cook on medium heat for 5-6 whistles.

Step 6

Serve hot garnished with a mint sprigs and green chilli.

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