Monday, February 14, 2011

Green Grapes Gojju

Anu’s announcement of Lunchbots giveaway coincided with me having green grapes in bulk, and MIL asking to make some gojju out of it. And some of them were sour! So I knew my entry would be gojju with the sour grapes.
Gojju - means a dish with vegetables in mainly coconut gravy, prepared in South India, mainly Karnataka. Gojju is made with a variety of veggies, with variations. This can be had with rice or as side dish with dosas, chapathis, rottis, etc.
And now, a fruit - green grapes has replaced the veggies in the gojju, and makes it for a good twist :P
So here’s the gojju with a twist - with green grapes.

Green Grapes Gojju

Preparation time : 10 min
Cooking time : 15 min
Serves : 4

Green grapes - ½ cup, sour ones
Green chilies - 8- 10
Curry leaves - 10 - 15
Coriander leaves - a small bunch
Fenugreek seeds - ¾ tsp
Channa dal - 1 tsp
Coconut - 1 cups, grated
Cooking oil - 1 tsp
Turmeric - a small pinch
Jaggery - 1 small marble sized ball
Salt - 1 tsp, vary acc to taste

For tempering:
Cooking oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Sesame seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 15-20

• In a pan, roast channa dal, fenugreek seeds, green chilies and curry leaves for 1-2 minutes in a tsp of oil till they become aromatic
• Allow to cool slightly and grind with grated coconut, salt and jaggery, adding water if required
• Meanwhile in the same pan, heat oil and prepare tempering with mustard seeds, sesame seeds and curry leaves
• Add the green grapes and sauté it for a minute or two till the grapes wither slightly
• Transfer the ground paste to the pan, mix and let it boil for a couple of minutes
• Adjust salt, and add water if required to maintain gravy like consistency
• Serve with rice or akki rotti or dosa, etc

Tips n Tricks:
• Choose sour grapes for better taste


  1. Gojju is just my kind of dish, relish it a lot. One of the things I look forward to in a wedding menu is the pineapple gojju. Sounds delish, and great idea to make it with grapes!

  2. This is something I love too. I can't find sour grapes here easily. Very nice one Sumana.

  3. Thanks a bunch for linking to the giveaway! Oh this is a great recipe! I love grapes too and this will be on to to do list this week :). I've also posted the page on the blog's Facebook page :)

  4. This is very new recipes to me, looks great.

  5. this is new to me. loved the pics

  6. Tumba chennagide ri drakshi gojju..Bookmarking to try...

  7. Excellent recipe ! Thanks to sumascuisine, my grapes rotting in the refrigerator got into a delicious dish :)


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