Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Green Mango Apple Gojju

I am very fond of Mango let it be green raw one or ripe yellow one. My mother used to make a lot of savory dishes with green mango like Mango rice, mango gojju, chutney, uppinakayi/pickle. The green ones we get here in U.S are not that sour but this hasn't stopped me in making these dishes with it. I had just one green mango and I wanted to use it up. I mixed this with tart granny smith apples to make this dish. Here goes the recipe..

  1. Green Mango medium size - 1 seeded and chopped.
  2. Granny smith apples medium size - 3 cored and chopped.
  3. Oil - 2 - 3 TBSP 
  4. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  5. Turmeric - a big pinch
  6. Hing - a big pinch
  7. Red chillies - 2 broken
  8. Curry leaves - a few
  9. Salt - to taste
  10. Tamarind - lime size ball. Soaked and pulp extracted.(You could use ready paste here about 3/4 tsp)
  11. Jaggery - a lime size ball or to taste.
  12. Rasam powder or saarina pudi - 1 1/2 tsp - 2 tsp or to taste

Dry roast and grind to powder:
  1. Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  2. Methi seeds - 1/2 tsp
  3. Black sesame seeds - 1/2 tsp

Heat oil in a pan. When hot, add mustard seeds. When it splutters, add broken red chillies, hing, curry leaves. Now add chopped mangoes. Add turmeric, little bit of salt and saute for couple of minutes. When they are semi cooked, add chopped apples, saute for a minute, add water to cover and let it cook. When apples and mango are cooked, add tamarind pulp or paste, jaggery, rasam powder. Let it simmer for a few minutes. Check and adjust the seasonings. When the raw smell of jaggery is gone, mix in the roasted ground spice powder and switch off the heat. Mango Apple Gojju is ready. This taste great with rice, but goes well with chapathi or akki rotti too.

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  1. Lovely combination, I love mangoes too. Looks very delicious. I am not lucky enough to get good raw mangoes. when I get them, will try your recipe.

  2. Tangy gojju looks tempting..lovely combination..

  3. First time at your space...This dish sounds new to me..but I can guess from the ingredients..and all the tonguetickling flavours in there...yummyyy....liked your profile picture..

  4. Thanks everyone for the comments.

  5. Yummy! You are right the mangoes we get here are not too sour.

  6. Thanks Tina, Nostalgia. There is a trick for using non-sour mangoes though. Just use some amchur powder with it and you can make up for the lack of sourness. I didn't use it in this dish since I was using tamarind.


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