Thursday, January 10, 2019

CUCUMBER RAW CURRY KARNATAKA STYLE / SOUTHEKAYI HASI GOJJU


Southekayi Hasi Gojju is a simple uncooked preparation made with cucumber with some basic ingredients always available in our kitchens. It is served as an accompaniment with akki roti, dosa pulao etc etc.. It is cool and light on the stomach like a raita and a perfect dish to make in summer.
Gojju is basically a curry made with fruit or a vegetable with a ground coconut based mixture along with few other basic ingredients. Karnataka Cuisine has a variety of gojju recipes and this is a must in every feast or a wedding.



Ingredients:
Cucumber .... 1 (about 1 cup of small pieces)

For Grinding:
Grated coconut ... 1/4 cup
Green chillies ..... 1-2
Ginger ............... 1 small piece
Coriander leaves .. 1/4 cup
Curry leaves ........ few
Tamarind ............ small gooseberry size
Jaggery ............. 1/2 tsp
Roasted chana dal ... 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds ...... 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds .... 1/8 tsp
Turmeric powder .... 1/8 tsp
Salt ....................... to taste

For Tempering:
Mustard seeds ........... 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida ................ 1 pinch
Curry leaves ........... few
Oil ..................... 1 tbsp

Method:

Wash the cucumber well and wipe with a kitchen towel. Cut it into small pieces after tasting for bitterness. You may peel the skin if you like.




Grind together all the ingredients mentioned in the list adding little water.









Transfer into a bowl and stir in the cucumber pieces.









Heat oil and fry the tempering ingredients. Add them to the prepared gojju.









Recipe Source : The Culinary Peace

10 comments:

  1. What a heavenly soulful recipe.Keep sharing more. I hope you will like Badam Barfi https://amazingshining.com/indian-desserts-badam-barfi-recipe/

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  2. Indian food always has such lovely accompaniments that add extra flavour to the thali and this is one of them. Indian cucumbers have a lot more flavour and this must taste great. Love your presentation.

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    1. Very true Mina.. and thanks for the compliment on the presentation.

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  3. Wow, a curry using cucumber, would have never thought of it. Its amazing how south Indian adapts any veg or fruit to make it into a flavourful dish. The preparation looks tempting.. I think I could have it on its own.

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    1. Yes Mayuri.. our Indian dishes are really very versatile.

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  4. Lovely and refreshing dish - great to keep the palate cool.

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