Friday, May 27, 2011

Semebadanekai/Chayote Squash gojju

'Gojju' is a spicy,sour,sweet and yummy dish from Karnataka.

Chayote Squash- 1
Bengal gram- 2tbsp
Fenugreek seeds- 1tsp
Black peppercorns-1/2 tsp
Coconut gratings-1/2 cup
Redchilli powder-2 tsp
Tamarind juice- 3 tbsp
Jaggery- 1 inch piece
Rasam powder-1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves
Salt to taste

For seasoning:
Oil- 1tbsp
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Red chilli-1-2
Curry leaves-2-3
Turmeric-1/2 tsp
Hing- a pinch
Curry leaves

Cut the chayote squash into little pieces after removing the skin.Dry roast Bengal gram,fenugreek,peppercorns and grind.Add coconut and redchilli powder and grind to a fine paste with water.
Heat oil in a pan/wok.Add all the seasoning ingredients.Add chayote squash.Add little water and cook the squash until tender.Now add the ground masala paste,rasam powder,tamarind juice,jaggery,salt.Bring  it boil.Simmer for a few minutes until it thickens.Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with hot rice and ghee/Chapatis.This gojju can be refrigerated for 2-3 days.Actually it tastes divine the day after you prepare it.

2 comments: said...

Very hearty and delicious.

Santhosh S said...

Hi, thanks for the recipe and the thili saaru taste good. I missed hing because of non availability. I was happy to cook this on Delhi and create bangalore aroma! Kaara was less, adding two to four fresh powder of menasu may taste for it ?
And thanks again for vast variety of recipes:-) anna daato sukhi Bhava! Ca

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