Monday, September 10, 2007

Onion Chilli Gojju

Gojju - Yet another dish from the Karnataka tradition.
Spicy version with some help from Asha's Blog to prepare this.

Onion Chilli Gojju
Ingredients Needed:
1. Small (pearl) Onion - 30 to 40 Nos.(Finely Chopped)
2. Green Chillies - 8 to 9 (According to taste)(Slit length wise)
Today I used Thai Yellow Chilli.
3. Tamarind - Small lemon size
4. Jaggery
5. Hing
6. Salt to taste
7. Water 1-1/2 cups

Gojju Ingredients
Ingredients For Powder:
1. Coriander Seeds - 1 tsp
2. Chutney Dal - 1 tsp
3. Pepper - 1/4 tsp
4. Cumin Seeds - 1/4 tsp
5. Dry Red Chillies - 1 to 2
6. Urad Dal - 1/2 tsp
7. Methi Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Dry roast everything and make into Powder

Gojju Powder Ingredients
Ingredients for Tempering:
1. Oil 2 tablespoons
2. Mustard Seeds
3. Channadal
4. Urad dal
5. Curry leaves

Yellow Chillies
1. Heat Oil in a Kadai and Add the tempering Ingredients.
2. Add Chopped Onions and Chillies fry well for 5 minutes.
3. Soak Tamarind in water and take out extract.
4. Add tamarind extract, Salt and Jaggery.
5. Cook till raw smell goes. (Say 10 to 13 minutes) in Medium flame.
6. Add Gojju Powder and cook till thickens.

Tangy, Spicy, Sweet Gojju - Taste of Karnataka..

This is my submission for RCI (Karnataka) hosted by Asha of Foodieshope


Vijaya said...

Hi Menu Today,

Nice pictures.Yellow chillies are cute.


Jeena said...

Hi Menu I love the yellow chilies, fantastic pictures it looks lovely. :)

Asha said...

How I wish I could hug right now!! Looks mouthwatering and a great entry,thank you MT!:))
Hope you fixed the last post's comment section,will check.

Roopa said...

looks yummy MT:)great entry !

Shyam said...

Oooh... doesnt that look yum! :) The shallots I get here (closest to pearl onions) are each at least twice the size of one of your lovely little onions! It's like they've been injected with a growth hormone! :D

Kumudha said...

I like to eat gojju with hot rice.

The picture looks very nice!

Sreelu said...


Really good, thanks for the recipe !!

Anonymous said...

A different recipie...I will surely try..
I have tried a lot of recipies from your site...and I am sure this will also taste just as delicious..

zlamushka said...

What an interesting post. I have never heard of GojjuGojju, but as much as I loooooove spice mixtures, nothing can surprise me anymore. I ll bookmark and try just because of its interesting name :0)

Vcuisine said...

That's a spicy one MT. Tempting. Viji

Latha Narasimhan said...

Chillies are so nice! Yeah these gojju's are famous with Ragi mudde here in karnataka! Looking so delicious!Great one for RCI !!:))

Menu Today said...

Hi Vijaya,
Thanks a lot. This yellow chillies can be used for making thai Yellow curry Paste.

Hi Jeena,
This chilli is very spicy.My friend gave me this chiilies to try. Very hot. Thanks for visiting.

Hi Asha,
Another 2 more posts waiting (RCI)
I will post these soon. I am planning a trip to India for a month.Thanks.

Hi Roopa,
I am very happy to see your comment. I am also from singapore. Thanks.

Hi Shyam,
Thanks for visiting my blog.Here In singapore we get good quality of pearl onions. .

Menu Today said...

Hi Kumudha,
Thanks for visiting, yesterday I tried with Hot rice, it tasted very good. Keep visiting.

Hi Anjali,
Surely you will like this. Thanks.

Hi Zlamushka,
Please try this when time permits,. Thanks for visiting my blog. Keep visiting.

Hi Sreelu,
Thanks a lot.

Hi Viji,
Thank you so much for your kind words..

Hi Latha,
Next time I try this with Ragi Mudde, Thanks. Keep visiting.

Happy cook said...

Lovely looking dish. Excelent to have with plain rice.
Gojju means what.

Prema Sundar said...

It sure would taste yummy with Rice.. nice entry MT

sowmya said...

Hi Menu today:
I posted a comment on your vada recipe.
canyou pls reply on that.

Menu Today said...

Hi HC,
It means a kind of gravy. Thanks for visiting, keep visiting.

Hi Prema,
Thanks a lot.

Hi Sowmya,
I replied please see my vada post..

Sharmi said...

never seen yellow colored chillies. the gojju looks yum.

Geeta_Sathish said...


Your picture is sooo tempting. My mouth is watering as I type this..


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