Saturday, November 16, 2013

Star Fruit Gojju (Spicy Curry)

Star fruit or Carambola or Kamala Drakshi in Kannada language, is a savoury and sweet flavour fruit . The taste of this fruit is similar to Goose berry. Star fruit is one of the very low calorie fruit. The fruit has an impressive list of essential nutrients, antioxidants and Vitamins. It contains good quantities of vitamin -C . Vitamin C is a powerful natural antioxidant. Star fruit is a good source of B- Complex vitamins. It also contains small amount of minerals.
Here is a recipe of Star Fruit gojju prepared with spices , jaggery and tamarind. Star fruit Gojju goes very well with rice, chapati, poori, roti, dosa or Idly.
Ingredients :
Star Fruit :1 to 2
Jaggery : 2 Table spoons
Sesame Seeds : 1 Table spoon
Channa dal : 1 Table spoon
Coriander seeds ; 1 Table spoon
Methi seeds : 1/4 Tea spoon
Ingh : a pinch
Tamarind pulp :1 Table spoon
Red chilly : 5 to 6
Salt : to taste
Turmeric powder : a pinch
Curry leaves : 6 to 8
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 Tea poon
Oil :1 Tea spoon
Urd dal : 1/2 Tea spoon
Coconut : 2 Table spoon

Method : 
1. Wash and cut star fruit into small and keep it aside.

2. Now keep a pan on the fire and heat. Put methi seeds and roast till brown then channa dal, coriander seeds, sesame seeds and jeera and red chilly one by one till they turn little brown and leave it for cooling. Soak tamarind in hot water and squeeze out the pulp after 5 minutes.

3. Grind all the roasted ingredients with coconut till it turns into paste, remove from the jar and keep it aside.
4. Now keep a pan on fire and heat. Put oil and mustard seeds and urd dal. Let the mustard seeds spurt.
5. Add ingh and curry leaves to the mustard mixture. Add cut Star fruit pieces and mix it nicely.

6. Add Tamarind pulp, salt, turmeric powder and jaggery. Add a cup of water and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.

7. Mix ground coconut mixture to the star fruit. Mix it nicely and boil for 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in between.
8. Mix it well and remove from the pan and put it in a serving bowl.
Serve the gojju with rice or chapati.


Note : You can add more jaggery to the gojju if you wish. No need to add more oil. You can prepare this gojju with out coconut. But the taste differ.
 Time : 20 Minutes
Serves : 3 to 4

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