Jan 21, 2013

Aloo Mutter Gashi

Aloo Mutter Gashi - Gashi is a main curry with rice in Konkan cuisine !!!

Serves: 3


For the  Coconut paste:

1/2 cup (5 -6 tablespoons) grated coconut

3/4 teaspoon red chilli powder

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

2 tablespoon water

Make a smooth and thick paste of above ingredients with water in a small mixer bowl.

Other main ingredients

Cooking tip - Cooking time of potatoes and mutter is different. Hence boil separately.

3 potatoes, cubed and separately boiled (or l cup leftover cooked potatoes) or 3 tomatoes or 2 drumsticks or 12 cauliflower florets

½ cup (100 ml) separately boiled mutter (fresh green peas)

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

½ teaspoon salt

1 cup / 200 ml water


 Mix boiled potato cubes with boiled mutter, salt, turmeric powder and 1 cup water (just to cover the vegetables)  and cook on a medium to low heat for 10 minutes.

 Add coconut paste. Mix well. Adjust salt and extra ¼ cup (50 ml) water if you required. Gashi should be of pouring  in consistency. Cover with lid and cook on a low heat for 10 minutes.

For the  seasoning (phann):

2 teaspoon oil

1 teaspoon mustard seeds

1/2 teaspoon jeera (cumin seeds)

1 spring curry leaves (or 6 nos)


In a small frying pan, heat oil. Add mustard seeds. When they begin to pop, add curry leaves and jeera.  Fry for 2 - 3minutes till fragrant and crisp. Pour this seasoning over gashi and serve with Rice (seeth) and other accompaniments.

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