Thursday, July 21, 2011

Rasavangi Gojju

Rasavangi Gojju


Ingredients:
Cinnamon Stick -  1 inch piece
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tspn
Urad dal - 1 tspn
Coriander seeds - 1 1/2 tspn
Jeera - 1/4 tspn (optional)
WhiteTill/Sesame seeds - 2 tspn
Dry Chilli - 6-7 nos. or as per taste
Poppy Seeds - 1 tspn
Fresh Coconut - 1 cup Grated
Jaggery - 4 tspn
Tamarind - 1 large lemon size
Oil - 3/4 cup
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tspn
Curry Leaves - 5 leaves
Hing - 1/4 tspn
Dry chillies - 2 nos. (For seasoning)
Lady's Finger - 1/2 kg

Method:
1) Chop the lady's finger into 1 cm pieces and keep aside.
2) Soak tamarind and extract the pulp and keep aside.
3) Take a pan, add 1 1/ 2 tspn of oil. To this add Cinnamon, fenugreek seeds and fry till golden brown.
4) Now add Jeera, Urad Dal and Coriander seeds and fry till light brown, and then, add chillies and fry till they get golden brown. Now add poppy seeds and switch off the stove and roast till poppy seeds turn slight brown colour.
5) Now add coconut to this mixture and keep aside.
6) In another pan, fry till and add it to the mixture along with hing.
7) Now, blend the mixture with some water to a course paste and keep aside.
8) Take a pan, add 5 tspn of oil, and add chopped ladys finger and fry till the stickiness disappears and add turmeric to it.
9) Now add the tamarind extract to the ladys finger, and let it boil for about 10 mins.
10) Now, add salt to taste and the ground mixture to this and add jaggery (3/4 of quantity of the tamarind extract) to this mixture and let it boil for another 5 mins.
11) Check the seasoning and add some more salt to taste if required.
12) In another pan, add 1 tspn oil, once hot add mustard seeds, 2 dry chillies, and switch off the stove and add curry leaves and pour this seasoning to the above made gojju.
13) Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with Rice / chapati / mudde / roti.

Notes:
You can use variety of vegetables/fruits and you will get different flavours.  
Vegetables: Brinjal, Bitterguard, Cucumber, Seemebadinekai/Chayote Squash, Small raw mango, Ladys finger
Fruits: Pineapple, seedless green grapes
Cheers!
Madhavi

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your recipe. We tried today and came out wonderful. Couple of spoons left and waiting for you.

Sorry, all done.....

Thanks,
Srini/Rekha

Madhavi said...

wow.. thanks for this motivating comment. Hope you are the same Srini and Rekha whom I know through Karuna.. Keep viewing my blog.