Friday, August 18, 2006

Gojju- spicy vegetable curry

Gojju is a special Karnataka dish. It is a combinations of all tastes. spicy, chilli hot, sour and sweet. It is made with a variety of vegetables. Onions, tomatoes, brinjals, ladies finger, bitter gourd etc. It is a great accompaniment for both rice and roti/chapati/bread/nan. I am giving here a simple receipe of tomato gojju.

Ingredients : 1 large onion chopped, 4 large tomatoes chopped, 3-4 green chilies or 1/2 teaspoon green chilli paste, 2 tbsp jaggery, 2 tbsp grated coconut, salt to taste, 2 tbsp oil, 1 tea spoon mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp cumin seed(jeera), a pinch of asafotieda, curry leaves, coriander leaves, 1/2 teaspoon of chopped ginger.

Preparation method: In a pan, heat oil. add mustard seeds. when the seeds start spluttering, add cumin seed, chopped onion. Fry for some time. add ginger, green chillies. Continue frying for a few minutes. Add curry leaves, tomatoes. Stir and let cook covered for 10 minutes on low flame. Add jaggery , salt, grated coconut. Add water if necessarry. cook further for 10 min more. Gojju is ready to serve.

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