Thursday, June 26, 2014


'Oorvatlu' is a kind of special/traditional Gojju, well known Sankethi recipe and my husband's favorite dish. Thanks to my Sister-in-law Smt. Lakshmi, who gave me this recipe and is also an awesome cook.. It's very simple and easy to make.

Green Chili  OR Red Chili- 5-7
Mustard seed powder/ Sasive - 1/2 tsp
Rice-1 tsp
Cilantro cut- 2 tsp
Coconut- 1cup
Turmeric- 1 tsp
Jaggery powder- 2 tbsp
Tamarind- size of a small lemon
Salt to taste
Capsicum cut- 1 cup

Oil- 1 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Red chili- 2 nos
Curry leaves- 4-5
Turmeric- 1/2 tsp
Hing - a pinch

Take a pan and do the seasoning. Add cut capsicum and close the lid for a few minutes until it becomes tender.
Grind green chili, mustard seed powder, cilantro,turmeric,tamarind, rice,coconut with water to a smooth paste. Add this paste to the cooked capsicum. Add jaggery and salt. Boil for a few minutes and the Oorvatlu is ready. Serve hot with Rice and ghee.

P.S. You can also use Sweet Pumpkin, Surti Papdi Lilva( Avarekai), Lady's finger, unripe green Tomato.

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