Saturday, March 28, 2020


This is a simple and delicious curry made with guava fruit. It has no onion and garlic added to it and can be served during the Navratras when many people abstain from eating these.


(For grinding)
Tomatoes ..... 2
Cashew nuts .. 8 -10

Other ingredients:
Guavas ........... 2 (select firm ones)
Raisins ........... 1 tbsp
Cashew nuts ... few (slit into halves)
Jaggery ........... 1 tsp (optional)
Kashmiri chilli powder ... 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder ......... 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds .............. 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder ............ 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder ........ 1/4 tsp
Garam masala powder .... 1/4 tsp
Yogurt ......................... 3-4 tbsps
Coriander leaves ........ handful
Oil .......................... 5-6 tbsps

1.Grind the tomatoes and cashew nuts.
2. Heat the oil and fry the cashew nuts lightly. Remove in a bowl.
3. In the same pan crackle the cumin seeds and add the ground paste.
4. Saute it for a minute and simmer until the oil separates.
5. Meanwhile slice the guavas. If the seeds are tender you need not discard them. But if you take large guavas you have to cutout the portion that has seeds.
6. Now back to the simmering gravy to add the spices.
7. Add the salt and spice powders. Stir everything well.
8. Next add the whisked yogurt and stir with a spatula immediately.
9. Tip in the guava slices. Saute them a bit.
10. Add the garam masala powder and the jaggery. If the guavas are sweet then skip the jaggery.
11. Stir in the raisins and fried cashew nut halves.
12. Add the coriander leaves and simmer for a minute. This curry does not take long to cook. Do not overcook.
13. Serve it with rotis or parathas.

Note: This curry has no onion no garlic. During Navratras you can serve it with Buck wheat flour rotis / puris or water chestnut flour rotis / puris.

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  1. Just need phulkas to finish up this bowl. Love this simple and so delicious curry. Looks really mouth watering!

  2. Delicious so many times I throw out the guavas when they ripen. Next time will definitely try this.

    1. Yes Archana , do that and you will love it.

  3. Oh wow Guava curry sounds so delicious especially as it can be eaten when fasting. I love Guavas so much - especially the ones that are pink inside. Once things settle down, I will make the curry.

    1. Thanks Mina. These days are so difficult for everyone. We have to manage with what we get

  4. I generally discard the ripe fruit. This sabzi is just what I need to aussage my guilt feeling when I do that. Perfect.

    1. I am glad this post was useful to you. Do share the feed back when you make it


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