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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Seeme Badanekayi Mosaru Gojju / Chayote Squash Raitha

2 medium sized Chayote Squash / Seeme Badanekayi
1- 2 Green Chillies
3 - 4 strands of Coriander leaves
1.5 - 2 cups Yogurt / Curd / Mosaru
1/4 cup grated Coconut
Salt to taste
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
Pinch of Asafetida powder
1 - 2 broken Red Chillies
4 - 5 Curry leaves
1 tsp Oil

Cut chayote squash into two pieces, remove the seed, cook it in a pressure cooker(2-3 whistle) by adding little amount of water and salt.

Once the pressure goes off, remove the outer cover of Chayote Squash and mash them into small pieces as shown in the picture below. Chop the coriander leaves into small pieces. Put the coconut, little amount of water in a mixer and grind it to coarse paste as shown in the picture below.

Put mashed chayote squash, chopped coriander leaves, ground coconut, salt, curd in a vessel and mix them well. (If curd is sour, add required amount of milk) Mash the green chillies and mix them well.

Put mustard seeds, cumin seeds, broken red chillies, oil in a pan and heat. Once it starts spluttering, add asafetida powder and keep it for few seconds. Add curry leaves and then add it to gojju. Mix well before serving. It goes well with Rice/Pulav/Biriyani, etc.

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