This year, I am growing turai too along with many other vegetables & fruits in my garden. People across the country like this vegetable a lot. It is used to make various dishes in various Indian cuisines. It is also said that it contains many nutritious value. So health conscious people always include this vegetable in their diet during the season. Turai is also knowas as tori in many Hindi speaking places. This vegetable is also easy to grow for a garden. As it is a climbing plant, so you need to provide support for its vine. But do you know what is called turai in English? Many people know this. But at the same time, many people do not know this. So let’s know the name of tori vegetable in English.
Turai vegetable in English language
Turai in known as Ridge gourd in English. You should not get confused it with luffa (Sponge gourd) or chichinda (Snake gourd). Those are different vegetable. Any person who cook regularly or visit vegetable market definitely can identify all those gourds. But if you are not familiar then you should know that turai/tori are different vegetable. If you any doubt then notice the picture or ridge gourd carefully.
Ridge gourd is tori vegetable in English.
Homegrown turai / tori (Hindi) / Ridge gourd (English) / Jinge (Bengali)
This year, initially, I sowed seeds in my yard garden and give support those vines so that those can reach at rooftop garden. I got only two plants from seeds. One died early due to construction work at our premise. Second plant produced a few ridge gourd vegetables. I also sowed some seeds in pots after first plant died. Then, I got three plants more. So now I have total 4 plants. Each one are producing fruits. Since last 6-7 weeks, I am getting 2-3 ridge gourd almost every week. So I am happy with the result.
All of those are naturally grown. I applied enough compost fertilizer in the soil. Now after every 10 days I am applying liuid mustard cake fertilizer in soil.
- I also use dashparni ark, a homemade insecticide after every 10 days. Dashparni ark is a traditional pesticide for natural farming.
- I use butter milk as fungicide as well as insecticide after every 10 days.
- Though I was using all natural inputs for growing vegetables. But a few months back, I own a contest and got prize that includes 5kg NPK 18 18 18, 1 ltr IFFCO Sagarika (Seaweed extracts) and a 16 ltr spray machine. So I started applying those on my plants. I am getting excellent result after applying those products. So every months I apply 3 sprays of npk 18 18 18 & Sagarika; then npk 18 18 18 & Humic acid and micronutrients with 10 days gap.
That means, almost every 3-4 days, I use a spray of my plants. I follow the same schedule of spray on all of my plants in my garden.
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Benefits and usage of ridge gourd (Turai or tori vegetable in English)
It is said that all edible vegetables have some nutritious value. Every vegetable has some amount of vitamins, minerals and other important things. So I do not bother about benefits of any vegetables. I eat almost every vegetable available in our locality. I eat more that I like more and I eat less that I do not like that much. As simple as it. So the taste is always matter in everybody’s life. Is this not true.
We only bother about it when we are ill. Then we try to more healthy food. Sick people eat fruits more. It is also said that ridge gourd is good for constipation and weight loss. Many people also say that it is good for diabetic patients. Whatever it is. Fact is that I am healthy, Haha! So till now I did not think about all about those things. What do you think? Expert & health conscious people can comment below to share its all other benefits.
Ridge gourd is used to make various traditinal dishes. It is often used to make mixed veg, jhinge posto, jhinge aloo curry etc. Many people also used to make healthy salad. But I never tried that. In Bengali jhinge posto or jhinge aloo posto is the most popular and almost everybody love this. Particularly, people whose ancestors were from West Bengal love this dish most.