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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Hagalakayi(Bitter Guard) Gojju

Ingredients:
4 medium sized Bitter Gourd / Hagalakayi
1/2 tsp of Turmeric powder
Medium lemon siized Tamarind
5 - 6 medium lemon sized Jaggary
3/4 - 1 tsp Chilly powder
1.5 - 2 tsp Rasam powder / Sambar powder
4 - 5 Curry Leaves
Salt to taste
2 - 3 flakes of Garlic
1 tsp Mustard seeds
Pinch of Asafetida powder
1 - 2 tsp Oil

Recipe:
Cut each bitter gourd into two halves and remove the seeds. Chop the bitter gourds into small pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put this chopped bitter gourds in a vessel. Add around 5 cups of water, 1/2 tsp salt and keep them aside for about 30 mins. (This step is optional)

Put tamarind in a bowl and add little amount of water and keep it aside for about 10 mins. Squeeze the tamarind and keep the tamarind pulp aside.

Gently squeeze the bitter gourd pieces and put them in another vessel. Add jaggary, salt, tamarind pulp, turmeric powder, chilly powder, sufficient amount of water and cook them well by covering a lid. Once the bitter gourd pieces are cooked, add rasam powder and keep the gojju in medium/low flame for about 1 hr. Keep stirring the gojju once in 5-10 mins.

Remove the outer cover of garlic flakes and mash them. Put this mashed garlic in a pan, add 1-2 tsp oil and heat. Fry this in medium flame until they turn light golden in color. Add mustard seeds and fry. As soon as it starts spluttering, add curry leaves, asafetida powder and keep this in low flame for about 10-20 seconds. Add this seasoning to Gojju. Mix well before serving. It goes well with Rice & Ghee, Rice & Curd combination.

6 comments:

~rAGU said...

thanks. i don have a blender to make playa so was looking for a recipe. gojju is is getting ready!

Ruchi Ruchi Adige said...

For Hagalakai palya blender is not required.

~rAGU said...

ya i was seeing how you make it. my style is a bit different. i have put a photo here. i will post the receipe later. gojju i made was ok but was not great!

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i will try your reciepe since i don hv blender and see how it turns out.

Ruchi Ruchi Adige said...

Hi Ragu,

This gojju is one of my favourite dishes. Anyways, thsnks for the honest opinion :-)

Ramya said...

BTW do you have any idea of the preperation of Hagalakai uppinakai (bitterguard pickle). it is commercially available here.I could see tamarind as main ingredients apart from hagalakai.Since it is my FIL's favourite,I want to prepare it at home.
Mrs. R G Bhat

Ruchi Ruchi Adige said...

@ Ramya,

No, I don't have any idea about Hagalakayi Uppinakayi.