Sep 28, 2015

Potato - Drumstick Gashi

Potato  - Drumstick Gashi (kook ani dento galnu dhevi gashi) - A tasty main dish / curry in Konkani cuisine of Cochin GSB's. Best with rice  !!! This gashi's  made of homegrown tomatoes and drumsticks.


2 potatoes, wash, peel and cut into cubes

2 tomatoes, cubed

3 drumsticks, gently peel off outer skin and cut into 2 - inch pieces

1  1/2 cup water (300 ml)

½ teaspoon salt

For  the coconut paste:

6 tablespoon  grated coconut

¾ teaspoon red chilli powder

¼ teaspoon turmeric powder

2 tablespoons water


In a small mixer bowl, make a smooth paste of above ingredients with 2 tablespoons of water. Keep aside. This's called massolu (coconut paste) in Konkani cuisine.

Homegrown drumsticks (masingasaang / muringakka)


In a bowl, mix potato cubes and cubed tomatoes with 1 1/2 cup (300 ml ) water and salt. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium heat for 10 - 12 minutes or until ¾ done / potato cubes softens.

Add drumstick pieces and cook till done and soft.

Add coconut paste, mix well (dilute with extra 2 – 3 tablespoons water) and cook on a low heat for 8 - 10 minutes. Gashi should be of pouring consistency. Switch off the heat.

For the  seasoning:

2 teaspoons oil

1 teaspoon mustard seeds

1/2 teaspoon jeera ( cumin seeds )

½ teaspoon methi seeds (fenugreek seeds) - optional

1 spring curry leaves (6 curry leaves)  

Heat oil in a frying pan. Add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add jeera, methi and fry for 1 – 2 minutes or until fragrant.. Add curry leaves and saute for 1 minute until fragrant. Pour the seasoning over potato gashi and mix well. Serve with rice and other accompaniments.

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