Shana Turia

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Turia (a variety of mild gourd) is a tropical plant believed to have originated from India. Shana Turia can be used straight from frozen, making them a tidy and convenient way of enjoying the vegetable at its best.

Our vegetables are frozen close to the time of harvest to ensure they retain a higher level of vitamins and nutrients. Absolutely no water is added during the IQF (Individual Quick Freezing) process, providing you with nature's best.
 
- Low in saturated fat and cholesterol
- High in dietary fibre
- Vitamin C
 Per 100g 
Energy (kJ/kcal)89 / 21 
Fat (g)0.7 
of which 
Saturates (g)0.7 
Carbohydrates (g)2.7 
of which 
Sugar (g)1.5 
Protein (g)0.1 
Salt (g)0.0 
Cook straight from frozen
Turia - Thai Style

QuantityIngredients
300gShana Turia
4 tbspOil (Corn or Vegetable)
1 stickCinnamon
1/2 tspCumin Seeds
1/2 tspMustard Seeds
100gRoasted Cashew nuts, half split & half coarsely chopped
1 inchGinger shredded
1Large Tomato finely chopped
1 tspTomato Puree
4Green Chillies (2 finely crushed & 2 finely chopped for garnish)
200mlCoconut Milk

Method
- Heat oil in a large saucepan until very hot
- Add cinnamon, cumin and mustard seeds until they begin to pop.
- Add Shana Turia and toss with the seasoned oil.
- Cover the pan and cook on a medium heat for 10 minutes.
- Stir in chopped tomato, tomato puree and crushed chillies and continue cooking for 5 minutes.
- Lower the heat and stir in the shredded ginger, coconut milk and the coarsely chopped cashew nuts.
- Simmer for a further 5 minutes.
- Before serving, add the split cashew nuts and garnish with chopped chilli.

Ideal accompaniments for this dish are Shana Paratha , Shana Chapattis, or Shana Naans.