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.