Punjabi Tori…Boooooooo!!!

Punjabi Tori…and Happy Halloween!! Yes, you heard me right!! While the world is busy dressing up scary and putting up fancy-schmancy stuff all over the internet…This is how I will scare my man!!Like most ‘normal’ people, he hates Ghiya/Tori type of veggies and like most ‘special’ people, I love that stuff…to me nothing can taste better than a well cooked ghiya/tori (and this one tastes fabulous without an overdose of spices) and to him, nothing can be scarier…So there, a very special Happy Halloween to My Man!! 

Punjabi Tori (Smooth Gourd Curry)


  • Tori/Smooth Gourd, washed, peeled and cut into 1 cm roundels, about 2 cups
  • Onion, finely chopped, 1 small
  • Tomato, finely chopped, 1 small
  • Ginger, grated/finely minced, ½ tsp
  • Kashmiri Red Chili powder, ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder, ¼ tsp
  • Cumin seeds, ¼ tsp
  • Salt, per taste
  • Ghee/Oil, 1 tbsp


Heat oil in a pan on medium high heat. Add cumin seeds and let them crackle.

Add onions and fry till they turn soft. Add in the ginger, tomato, kashmiri red chili powder, turmeric, salt and mix well.

Once the tomatoes start going soft, tip in the tori and mix so that the masala coats the tori well.

Cover and let it cook in its own water on low heat for about 5-7 minutes till the tori gets cooked.

Serve hot with roti or rice.

and here is picture from the internet to show which veggie I am talking about…


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