A Sister to Cucumber, this long vegetable is popular in Indian cooking. Locally called as “Turai” in Hindi and “Dodka” in Marathi, this green fleshy vegetable has an intrinsically insipid taste. To enhance its flavor, it is seasoned with spices in desi dishes such as pakoras, sambhar, dal, chutney, and raita.
Health Benefits of Ridge Gourd (दोडका):
Despite its neutral/bland taste, these long gourds are not what they seem for they offer multifarious health benefits: promoting weight loss, maintaining eye function, enhancing immunity, proper liver function, and relieves constipation.
Ridge Gourd inherits the ability to purify your blood of toxic wastes, alcohol residues, and undigested food particles which help in proper liver function.
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