Jun 21, 2008

Kotambari Paalya Gojju ( Cilantro & Jaggery Chutney)

This is an old post but am re-posting it, as I want to send this to “JFI – Jihva For Tamarind” event being hosted by Sig of Live to eat. JFI(Jihva For Ingredients) is the brainchild of Indira of Mahanandi.
Initially, I had this post without pictures, so since I made it today, I have some pictures too.


This Gojju is a Konkani item eaten as a side with the usual lunch items and is more often made with festival menus.
I like this gojju so much, that I go would go on licking it till Aayi would give me a warning, since its got so much spice in it :). We make it very spicy, but the spice level can be adjusted according to your taste. Its a perfect combination of sweet, spicy and sourness.

Gojju Ingredients

Ingredients

Coriander leaves/ Cilantro - 1 cup packed
Jaggery grated - 1/2 cup
Byadagi dry red chillies - 7 or more, depending on your taste level.
Tamarind - lemon sized ball
Salt - to taste

Method

- Dry roast the red chillies .
- Grind the red chillies with all other ingredients ( except salt ), with very little water. Add salt.
- Serve as a side with rice and dal. Can also be had with dosas and idlis.


Note :

- You can add the tender stems of cilantro also in this. Need not add just the leaves.

- Also, the sweetness can be compensated by combining Dates along with jaggery. Just cut the dates into pieces,soak in water for about 5 minutes and grind it as above with other ingredients. Dates are not used in the Konkani version, but I have tried it using dates and it tastes great too.


- The gojju that my mom makes gets a reddish brown color, but mine somehow didn't turn out to be that colour.


Today, we had this gojju with the delicious Ghavane that I made looking at Meera's blog.

Please check the recipe here. As Meera had said that they also make it with all coconut milk also, I added 1/2 cup of coconut milk with 1 1/2 cup water for 1 cup of rice.

Such an easy recipe for these delicious lacey dosas, can't get any better. Also, these are the quickest dosas I've made so far. Thank-you Meera for sharing this wonderful recipe from Malwan :).


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15 Comments:

Shilpa said...

This is one of my all time fav dishes. Sweet and spicy...yumm...

Hey post some pictures also. That is a lot helpful for the people who have never tasted/seen these dishes.

Keep up the good work.

Maya said...

Thank-You for visiting Shilpa.Yes, I will post pics soon also..Do keep visiting and give your feedback. That would be very helpful.

Asha said...

Hi Maya, at first I thought you were related to Arun Shanbag!:D
Good to see another K'taka girl here. Great recipes and I enjoyed looking at your family tree too. Divit is a beautiful name and I agree. Our kids here don't have half the fun we had at home climbing trees and eating fruits off of the tree!:))
Anyway, this chutney sounds great with Ragi rotti.I use roasted Jalapeños! Photos would be nice to see the end results.
Another advice which others gave me when I started is to comment on various blogs you like regularly so they can come to you.
I am on a break now, I post at Foodies hope every Wednesday and at Aroma too atleast 2 per week.See you in 2 weeks.Enjoy blogging!:))

Meera said...

Hey, I made similar gojju for Jihva-tamarind. But didn't know this name. We call it Chinchma gojju. but the ingredients are pretty much same except for byadgi chilies.

Thanks for trying Ghavnes. I m so glad u guys liked them.

Devi Priya said...

My mom's this, I have never really tried making it... But when my mom makes it I enjoy it the most.. sweet and spicy my mouth is watering...

Divya Vikram said...

looks tangy and mouthwatering..

Uma said...

delicious chutney, Maya! It must have tasted great with Ghavane.

Divya said...

Maya,kothambari palya gojju is an all time fave of mine..I too lick it away to glory till I get suspicious glances as to"why isn't she stopping"..hehe!!

srikar's kitchen said...

looks great... yummy dish......

Sig said...

That is a mouthwatering chutney, love the flavors in it.. Thanks for this entry Maya!

Suma Rajesh said...

this is chatpatha chutney...so yumm with dosa and idlies.....just not saw ur messge on my blog...thanks for trying my recipe and plzz let me know how it came....

Vani said...

Jaggery & tamarind with cilantro - wow! That must be one amazing gojju!

Uma said...

Hi Maya,

A suprise for you at my blog. Visit here:

http://teluguruchi.blogspot.com/2008/06/millet-dosa.html

Hope you like it.

LG said...

I love this coriander gojju. My sister's mother in law made this for me last time when I visited India. It was fingerlicking..now I have a recipe to recreate it. Thanks for sharing.

Sia said...

i love this gojju with kotte kadubu... yum...