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How to make Turai beerakai with milk

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Prep time
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20 mins
Total time
20 mins
Turai beerakai with milk
Author : Vahchef
Main Ingredient : Milk
Servings : 4 persons
Published date : February 28, 2019

Ingredients used in Turai beerakai with milk
• Red chilli - 2 piece.
• Ridge gaurd - 2 numbers.
• Salt - 1 to taste.
• Turmeric - 1 pinch.
• Milk - 250 ml.
• Green chilli - 2 numbers.
• Urad dal - 1 tablespoons.
• Coriander leaves - 1 springs.
• Channa dal - 1 tablespoons.
• Coriander pdr - 1 tablespoons.
• Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoons.
• Curry leaves - 6 leaf.
• Onion - 1 large.
• Oil - 2 tablespoons.
• Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoons.
  1. Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, when they crackle add red chilli and cumin seeds. Add channa dal and urad dal and slighly brown them. Add chopped onions. Add turmeric and chopped chilliesand curry leaves. Add coriander pwdr and milk and add diced ridge gaurd and simmer for 10 mts.
  2. Top with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with rice.

Cooking with images Dudha Rassa , Milk rasdar, Halu saaru



Turai beerakai combined and cooked with milk is a refreshing recipe with exotic flavors and taste. The dish is not too spicy, mildly spiced and gives a nice sweetness and spicy taste as it is cooked in milk that gives a wonderful creamy texture. Turai in Hindi or beerakai in Telugu is Ridge gourd a famous vegetable in India and almost all cultures eat it in some form or another. Some people use it for curries, some for an afternoon snack; others use it for some purposes that are not even remotely related to food. This dish is a very simple dish easy to prepare with not much of ingredients yet tastes awesome with rice, chapati or roti.


This dish gives a slight sweet and spicy taste. You can prepare different types of dishes with turai like the popular beerakaaya chutney, beerakaya nuvvula kura etc. The turai beerakai - milk combination is a new recipe that really concentrates the flavor and brings out the sweetness of both beerakaaya and milk along with spices. Simple vegetable curry with some protein profile, turai beerakaaya with milk curry makes delicious filler for chapatis or pav-wiches on low appetite days. Beerakaya aka Turai is a favorite of many and is available all year round and makes a regular appearance in our daily meals. Beerakaya with milk is a simple preparation and a winning combination.


Ridge gourd absorbs the flavors of spices beautifully to bring out a healthy, calcium rich, delicious and yummy dish. The Ridge Gourd is an extremely popular vegetable in the African, Asian and the Arabic countries. It is also known by other names such as loofah, luffa, turai, turiya, tori etc. Originally believed to be originated in the Arabic desserts, this vegetable has spread throughout the world. It is a dark green, ridged vegetable having white pulp with white seeds embedded in spongy flesh. All species of ridge gourd/loofah are edible, but they must be consumed before they mature, or else they will be too woody and fibrous to eat. There are various other preparations that can be made out of turai or beerakaya. The turai cooked in milk is exotic to look and delicious to taste.


To prepare this delicious dish, heat oil in a pan and mustard seeds, when they crackle add whole red chillies and cumin seeds. Add channa dal, urad dal and slightly brown them. Add finely chopped onions, turmeric powder, chopped green chillies, curry leaves, salt and sauté them well.


Do not brown the onions. Add coriander powder and milk and add the diced ridge gourd pieces and allow cooking for 10 mins. Garnish with with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot. Normally kids hate eating turai vegetable as it is assumed as the most tasteless vegetable.


But despite the fact it is tasteless you can make different variations to make the dish yummy and delicious, hence do watch this video and learn one of the amazing dish prepared at:


Ridge gourd or turai is known to be a powerhouse of nutrition. It is loaded with nutrients such as dietary fiber, vitamin C, riboflavin, zinc, thiamin, iron and magnesium. This vegetable is also low in fat and calories. Being low in saturated fat and cholesterol and high in dietary fiber, it becomes the ideal choice for anyone who wishes to lose some weight quickly. It also has very high water content, making it a very low calorie vegetable (only 60 calories in 100 gm of cooked ridge gourd).


There are various delicious preparations of ridge gourd that are available. The best one is to make pakodas out of it and offer it to the kids and sure they would love pakodas. You can make it as an evening snack. For making this dish if you do not find turai or beerakai you can prepare this recipe with the bottle gourd. Bottle gourd with milk is also very delicious and creamy.


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byamukama edwin Posted on Thu Nov 15 2018

I've prepared for my boss here in Uganda and he liked it very much. But one thing you forgot is showing us the stage of adding salt. Otherwise, thank you very much for making me a great cook. Keep it up. My boss comes from Hyderabad and he is an e

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Aby Mathew Posted on Sat Oct 27 2007

wow first one to watch! great job as usual!!

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Dee Thakore Posted on Sun Oct 28 2007

sanjay, I had this sabzi today with tomatoes. Not his way. I never heard of milk and onion. Are you sure? Can we eat these two together? I just soak moog bean. In couple of days I will have sprout moog beans. Can you saw me how you do it?

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VahChef Posted on Sun Oct 28 2007

yep , i will talk about some old myths about some combinations in one of the sessions this dish is oe of the most popular brahmins food ,and same made by kashmir muslims and many cobinations can be cooked this way

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Dee Thakore Posted on Sun Oct 28 2007

My mom told me never to mix these (onion & milk) together. Even according ayurveda! Oh, in my district(kathiawad) we called "Gheesoda" but in most gujarat it is "Tooriya".

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Stuti Stuti Posted on Mon Oct 29 2007

ur tooooo coolllllllll

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symna Posted on Fri Nov 09 2007

Gosh! using Zucchini what else I want :-) I got new recipe to cook my favorite Zucchini, thanks chef you are the best ;-)

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symna Posted on Fri Nov 09 2007

and if the kids don't drink milk, do not worry as long as they eat rice, they get enough calcium from it. Also too much milk is not good for health, thats what the doctors say now in Europe.

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yoursnilu Posted on Fri Nov 16 2007

wow sanjay, this is such a great recipe..i made it last night. And my husband couldnt stop wowing...i am good at non-veg dishes since my husband is a big non-veg eater and always had sit down and think when it comes to veg like this

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gunkapoor Posted on Thu Jun 25 2009

ya i wonder about onion and milk too. but i love his way. he's awesome. so free. innocent.

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Nazneen Sk Posted on Wed Mar 23 2011

hi chef, i always love ur recipes and ur videos are a great help whenever iam bored of my cooking.but this turai-milk curry dint came out same as urs.prior to watching ur recipe i use to add milk in the end,when the ridgegourd is all done.i thought

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lily690 Posted on Mon Aug 22 2011

just cooked this curry. it came out very well. thanks for the recipe, Chef !! U rock!!

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