Gujarat Recipes
 
Turiya Paatra  
   
Serves 8

Ingredients
2 cups ridge gourd (turiya), peeled and diced 2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 cup lavingya paatra, sliced 1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) 1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon green chillies, chopped salt to taste
1 teaspoon ginger paste For the garnish
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi) 1 tablespoon grated coconut
2 teaspoons coriander-cumin seed powder (dhana-jeera) 1 tablespoon chopped coriander

For the Garnish
Ingredients
1 tablespoon grated coconut 1 tablespoon chopped coriander

Method
Heat the oil in a handi and add the cumin seeds. When they crackle, add the ridge gourd, 2 cups of water and salt and cover with a lid.
Add the green chillies, ginger paste, turmeric and coriander-cumin powder and cook until the ridge gourd is tender.
Add the paatra, lemon juice and sugar and simmer for 5 minutes.
Serve hot, garnished with grated coconut and coriander.

NUTRIENT COMPOSITION PER SERVING

MACRONUTRIENTS MICRONUTRIENTS
Energy (Kcal)

42

Carotene  ( μg )

1546.3

Protein (g)

0.82

Vitamin C (mg)

5.01

Carbohydrate (g)

3.06

Mg  (mg)

17.3

Fat (g)

2.91

Na  (mg)

1.82

Fibre (g)

0.68

K  (mg)

24.05

Minerals (g)

0.434

Mn  (mg)

126.8

Calcium  (mg)

38.65

Zn  (mg)

0.13

Phosphorus  (mg)

23.72

Cr  (mg)

0.003

Iron  (mg)

1.46