Menthe Menasu Gojju/ Fenugreek seeds & Pepper Curry

An absolutely finger licking gojju for akki rotti is menthe menasu gojju. We love it. This is my dear M-I-L style gojju, which was in draft for the past 2 years. Whenever I prepared m. m gojju I could not click pictures for some or the other reason. Finally! here is the picture :D




You need the following for making gojju:

Ingredients:

Onions : 5
Kaalu Menasu/Whole black pepper : 20 kaalu (powdered coarsely)
Menthya/Fenugreek Seeds : 1 tsp
Mustard : 1tsp
Tamarind Juice: 2 tbsp of thick extract
Curry leaves: few

Blend with water :
Kadalepoppu : 1.5 hidi(fist fulls)
Grated fresh coconut : 4 tbsp
Red Chillies : 6

Other ingredients:
salt and jaggery
Oil

Method:
1. Cut onions into small pieces. Blend the ingredients under the list and keep it ready.
2. Heat oil in a cooking pan. Add mustard. When mustard stops popping, lower the heat and add fenugreek seeds, whole balck pepper and curry leaves. Fry till fenugreek seeds become red. Add onions and fry till transcluscent.
3. Dilute 2 tbsp of thick tamarind juice with sufficiant plain water (enough to make the volume of gojju). Bring to boil.
4. Add coconut paste, salt and jaggery. Mix and bring gojju to boiling point. If gojju is not thick, you can add more kadalepoppu (fried gram/chickpeas) powder to make it thick. Adjust the flavors before you switch off the stove.
5. Allow to sit for 30 mins before you serve. This will allow the flavors to settle well.
6. Enjoy with your favorite akki rotti.



19 comments:

Paaka Shaale said...

This is my favourite gojju. I make this often for rice or chapatis. Very nice recipe :)

Prathibha said...

lovely gojju..looks delicious n nice click too

Sapthanaa Balachander (Alias) Abilashini said...

looks so tasty and nice..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Wow after 2 years this came alive :-)Never made this curry.... thanks for sharing
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Kannada Cuisine said...

Lovely presentation :)Love the truck!
such a coincidence..my MIL also makes Menthe Gojju.. although I forgot the recipe :)

jeyashrisuresh said...

very nice and delicious one.Nice click lakshmi

notyet100 said...

Curry looks so delicious ,perfect with some steamed rice,..

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow need hot rice now to taste this,really makes me hungry...

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious gojju

RAKS KITCHEN said...

loved the recipe,should be very flavorful!

Priti said...

Rite now this is what I need for my cold ...looks fab

Raaga said...

Hi LG,

Thanks for the invitation. Unfortunately I have classes on the 6th through the 14th of August.

I think though that I may have met you in October last year. Did you attend a birthday party at Tanjong Pagar? I feel you are the same person my husband worked with in Bangalore. I could be wrong.......

LG said...

@ Raaga,

You guessed it right! It is nice to know in person :) Never mind, we can meet some other time.

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you have one beautiful space here. the gojju looks delicious.

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DEESHA said...

I make menthya gojju but I never add pepper to it. Very tempting

Swathi said...

Menthyada gojju sounds nice! First time here and going through your recipes, i see a lot of similarities in dishes which my MIL makes!

buy vega said...

Adding pepper to the gojju recipe lends it some spicy flavor.

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