Monday, 9 July 2012

BITTER GOURD+HOGPLUM / KARATE+AMBADE GHASHI

This dish is very popular in Konkani households. The top menu item for the festival seasons, mainly the festival of Ganesh Chaturti. My mom used to prepare Karate ambade ghashi on this festival. I had really forgotten this dish. When my hubby brought bitter gourd and hog plums from the market yesterday, it just reminded me of this awesome ghashi along with lots of my childhood memories. I tried it and loved too..:))
BITTER GOURD AND HOG PLUM GHASHI

WHAT YOU NEED:

Bitter gourd  1 big
Long beans  10-12
Hog plums  2
Jaggery, a small piece
Salt to taste
KARATE AMBADE GHASHI

For the Masala:

Coconut, grated  2 handfuls 
Red chillies 7-8 ( roasted in little oil)
Udad dal  1 tbsp (fried in little oil)

For the seasoning:

Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Curry leaves  1 sprig

HOW TO MAKE :

Wash and cut Bitter gourds in little big pieces.
Cut Long beans in 2" long pieces.
Crush hog plums with kitchen stone lightly.

Pressure cook all the 3 above in a vessel with little water for 10 minutes after the first whistle.

Grind grated coconut and red chillies .
When it is half done add fried udad dal and grind to a smooth masala.

Once the pressure cooker cooled down, open the lid and take out the vessel.
Add masala to the boild vegs and add enough water to it.
Now heat the Ghashi. Add jaggery and salt and allow it to bubble.

Now heat a small pan with little oil.
Add mustard, when it splutters add curry leaves.
Pour this seasoning on the top of the curry.

Serve Karate Ambade ghashi as a side dish.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanx for posting this recipe , also the Varshik recipes. This will help me a lot. Thank you again. :)

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