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