Monday, June 24, 2013

Lemon Peel/Zest Gojju



Lemon peel gojju is very healthy,tasty and tongue tickling spicy side dish. Goes very well with rice or rotis.

Ingredients:
Lemons- 2-3
Channa dal- 2 tbsp
Fenugreek seeds- 1/4 tsp
Black peppercorns- 1tsp
Red Chillies- 5-6
Coconut gratings- 2 tbsp
Tamarind juice- 3 tbsp
Jaggery- 2 inch piece
Salt to taste

Seasoning:
Oil- 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Curry leaves- 5-6
Turmeric- 1 tsp
Hing- a pinch
Red chilli- 1-2

Method:
Wash and cut the lemons in half. Squeeze out the juice and cut into small pieces. Now boil the lemon peel in water until soft ( takes around 10-15 mins). Drain the water and keep it aside.
Take a pan. Add oil. Add mustard seeds, red chilli, curry leaves,hing and turmeric. Add the cooked lemon peel and saute it for 5 mins.
Meanwhile, roast channa dal, fenugreek seeds, black peppercorns, red chillies. Grind coarsely and add coconut and water and grind it to a paste.
Add the paste,tamarind juice, jaggery and salt. Let it boil for 5 minutes and gojju is ready.


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