Ridge gourd or Ribbed gourd is popular across India. The vegetable is known as turai or tori in Hindi, Turiya in Gujarati, Shirola in Marathi, Peechinga in Malayalam, Peerakangai in Tamil and Adavi Beera or Beera Kaya in Telugu.
Ridge gourd is a rich source of fibre, Vitamin C and iron. It is rich in dietary fibre and high in water content, making it a good option for those who watch their weight.
Hari Tori is a stir fry recipe that is often eaten during periods of vrat or spiritual fasting. The ridge gourd is stir fried in ghee with cumin, ginger and spices.