Archive for the ‘Ghassi/Vegetable Curry with gravy’ Category


This is a side dish, in which the root vegetables are fried and used in the preparation of a side dish. Suran(yam) and kaachil(a root vegetable similar to suran) are used for this preparation. They are de-skinned, cleaned, sliced and deep fried and added to the gravy.


tur dal(cooked)-1cup,

suran or kaachil–250gms(de-skinned,cleaned, sliced and cut to small flat pieces),

coconut scrapings-1cup,

red chillies-4,

turmeric powder-1/4tsp,

sol-1 small piece,

mustard seeds-1tsp,

methi seeds-1/8tsp,

urid dal-1tsp,

oil for frying,

salt to taste,

curry leaves-a few.


Cook the dal.

Deep fry the suran/kaachil pieces to a crisp texture.

Prepare the masala by grinding coconut, chillies and turmeric to a smooth texture.

Boil the masala for 5 mts in a flat-bottomed vessel, after adding salt, sol and sufficient water to make the gravy.

Add dal and boil for another 2 mts.

Remove from flame and add the fried suran/kaachil pieces and mix.

Season with mustard seeds, methi seeds, urad dal and curry leaves in little oil.

Mix well. The curry is ready.

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Bikkand Ani Nonche Ambya Humman(Jackfruit Seed & salted Mango Curry).

Jackfruit seeds are available in plenty during summer.A simple preparation using this is given below.


Jackfruit seeds-250gms,

salted mango-1(medium)’

chilly flakes-1tsp,

mustard seeds-1tsp,


coconut oil-2tsps,

salt to taste.(only if necessary. Salted mango has  plenty of salt in it)


Cut the mango into pieces.

Remove the white outer skin of the seeds and soak them in water for 2hrs.

Then using a knife, scrap off the brown skin.

Cut the seeds into small pieces.

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds.

Once it flutters, add the chilly flakes and the cut seeds.

Add sufficient water and salt and cook  on a meduim flame till the seeds are well cooked.

Add the mango pieces and cook for another 2 mits.

Remove from flame and the curry is ready.

Th curry is of  semi gravy texture.

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Chouli Ani Nonche Ambya Ghassi(Chouli Beans And Salted Mango Curry)

Konkanis make use of the salted mangoes during off season. These salted mangoes are good sustitutes for the sour taste and can be used in many hot and spicy curries. This gives a good taste too.


chouli beans/lobia(pulse)-200gms,

salted mango-1 small,

red chillies-5,

turmeric powder-1/4tsp,

coconut scrapings-1cup,

mustard seeds-1tsp,


oil-2tsps(preferably coconut oil),

curry leaves-a few,

salt to taste.(Salted mango already has salt in it)


Cook chouli to a soft texture(Soaking it in water for an hour hastens cooking).

Grind masala with coconut, chillies and turmeric powder to make a smooth paste.

Boil the masala for 5mts, adding little water.

Then add the cooked chouli and mango cut into pieces, along with the requisite quantity of salt and cook for few mts more.

As the mango has salt content in it, additional salt has to be added very carefully.

Remove from flame and season with mustard, jeera and curry leaves in oil.

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Banana stem has many medicinal values.It provides the requisite fibre and aids digestion, helps dissolve stones in  kidneys etc. It can be used raw or cooked. Raita using raw stem(see prabhaskitchen recipe list) is very tasty. Given below is a side dish with cooked stem.

The stem has to be de-threaded, before use.  Cut the stem into slices. While cutting, roll the thread that appears by rolling them on the left hand fingers. After removing the threads, cut the slices into small pieces. These pieces are ready for cooking.



Stem pieces-1cup,

coconut scrapings-1/2 cup,

red chillies-2,

turmeric powder-1/4tsp,

sol-a small piece(drarmya sol/cocum /tamarind),

mustard seeds-1tsp,

urid dal-1tsp,

curry leaves-a few,

salt to taste,



Cook the dal in a presure cooker to a soft texture.

In a pan, cook the stem pieces, using a cup of water, for 5 mts.

Grind masala with coconut, red chillies and turmeric powder and make a smooth paste.

Add salt, sol and the masala to the cooked stem and boil for 5mts.

Add the dal and if necessary, add little water to bring it to the required consistency.

Just cook for another minute and remove from flame.

Season with mustard, urid dal and curry leaves in oil.

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Thykili Bhajje Pathal Sukkein(Leafy Veg Curry with Gravy)

Thykili is a kind of leafy vegetable grown wild in open land plots. It is called takara in Malayalam. Only the tender leaves(a few topmost ones) are utilised. A curry made with a combination of the leaves and jackfruit seeds is very tasty.


leaves-2 cups(cleaned and chopped),

jackfruit seeds-1/2 cup(peeled, cleaned and cut into small pieces),

coconut scrapings-1 cup,

red chillies-2,

tumeric powder-1/8 tsp,

sol/tamarind-a very small piece,

salt-as per taste,

oil-1 tsp,

mustard seeds-1 tsp,

urid dal-1 tsp,

hing-a pinch.


Pressurecook the leaves and the seeds for 2 whistles, adding salt.

Grind masala with coconut, chillies and turmeric to a fine paste.

In a pan, cook the masala with the sol for 5 mts.

Add sufficient water while cooking.

Add the cooked vegetables and boil for a minute.

Season with mustard, urid dal and hing in oil.

The curry is ready.

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Therya Panna Sambaru(colocasia Leaves Sambar).

This is an innovation in sambar brought about by Kankanies.The leaves enhance the taste of sambar.The preparation is similar to the common  sambar, except for the vegetable.


colocasia leaves-5(de-veined,cleaned and chopped),

tur dal-1 cup,

corriander seeds-2 tsps,

chana dal-1tsp,

methi seeds-1 tsp,

red chillies-6,

hing 1/4 tsp,

fresh coconut scrapings-1tbsp,

turmeric powder-1/4 tsp,

tamarind-1 lemon size,


mustard seeds-1 tsp,

salt to taste,

curry leaves.


Pressure cook tur dal.

Pressure cook leaves in two cups of water.

Extract tamarind pulp using a cup of water.

Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan. Fry chana dal, corriander seeds, methi seeds and the red chillies to golden brown.

Grind the fried items along with the coconut to a fine paste.

Mix the paste with the tamarind pulp, add turmeric powder, hing and salt and boil for 5  mts. Stir the mix in between.

Add cooked dal and the leaves and cook for another 2 mts. Add required water to bring the curry to have a gravy consistency.

Crackle mustard seeds in the remaining oil and add the curry leaves.

Add it to the curry and mix well.

Sambar is ready.


Sambar can be prepared with spring onions also as per choice.

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Goli Bhajje Patthal Sukkein(Leafy Veg. Curry)

Goli is a kind of  leafy vegetable grown wild. It has very small and thick leaves. A gravy dish using this leafy vegetable is given below.


goli leaf-2 cups(cleaned and chopped),

coconut scrapings-1 cup,

red chillies-4(lightly fried in oil),

turmeric powder-1/4 tsp,

sol-1 piece,

mustard seeds-1 tsp,

urid dal-1 tsp,

methi seeds-1/4 tsp,

hing-1/8 tsp,

salt to taste and

oil-1 tsp.


Grind masala with coconut,chillies and turmeric powder.

Cook the vegetable.

Add the salt, hing ,sol  and masala along with enough water to have a gravy to the vegetable and boil for 5 mts on low flame.

Remove from flame and do the phannu(season) with mustard, urid dal and methi.

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