Tomato Gojju (Gravy) And Simple Cucumber Salad

This is a simple gojju (gravy) which can be made when you are out of veggies or when you want to make something simple and fast. My mom used to make this along with chapati and we used to crib all the time for eating. I had a big list of only "I don't like this vegetable or pulses". After coming here, I don't say no to any thing :-). This gojju was on my don't like list, but now I make this very often. Ingredients:

ಟೊಮೇಟೊ /Tomato – 4 Big (chopped) ಈರುಳ್ಳಿ / Onion – 1 big (chopped) ಹಸಿಮೆಣಸಿನಕಾಯಿ /Chilies – 3-4 (chopped) ಮೆಂತ್ಯ ಸೊಪ್ಪು /Methi leaves – ¼ cup (optional) ಕಡಲೆ ಬೇಳೆ /Channa Dhal – ½ tsp ಉದ್ದಿನ ಬೇಳೆ /Urad dhal – 1 tsp ಸಾಸಿವೆ /Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp ಕರಿಬೇವು /Curry leaves ಕೊತ್ತಂಬರಿ ಸೊಪ್ಪು /Coriander leaves – 2 Tb spoon ಧನಿಯ ಪುಡಿ /Dhaniya / Coriander powder – ½ tsp ಅರಿಶಿನ ಪುಡಿ /Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp ಎಣ್ಣೆ /Oil – 2 Tb spoon ಉಪ್ಪು /Salt Method:

  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, add mustard seeds and after it splutters add channa dhal and urad dhal.
  • After it is lightly brown add onions and fry till golden brown.
  • Then add methi leaves, fry for a minute, then add tomatoes, chilies and curry leaves.
  • Add Coriander powder, turmeric powder, and salt and mix all together.
  • Cover and allow it to cook .If you want little gravy (add little water).
  • If the tomatoes are juicy, no need to add water.
  • When all the tomatoes has become mushy and nicely blended, remove from stove and sprinkle coriander leaves.
  • Serve with chapatti or rice.
PS:
  • Methi leaves are optional. I just added this as I had it.
  • You can adjust the spice accordingly.
  • You can also add veggies to this.

Cucumber Salad:

Ingredients:

Cucumber – 1

Onion – 1 Tb spoon (finely chopped) Fresh Coconut – 1 Tb spoon (optional) Pepper – 1/4 tsp Salt Spring Onion or Coriander Leaves – 1 Tb spoon

Lemon Juice - 1 tsp Method:

  • Chop cucumber to small pieces.
  • Mix all the above ingredients together.
  • Serve either cold or fresh.
  • You can add yogurt too if you want.

Cucumber Salad, goes to Neha of "Tasty recipes" who is guest hosting "AFAM-Cucumber", an event started by Maheswari.

Salad goes to Sunita's Think Spice, Think...Pepper.. being hosted this month by Divya of Dil Se….

38 comments:

Varsha Vipins said...

Yummy Gojju n refreshing Salad..:)

Priya said...

Gojju n salad looks delicious n yummy..prefect entry for all those events..

Cham said...

Gojju and chappati are perfect combo. The salad is simply refreshing!

Madhu said...

Tomato Gojju never gets old, love chapathi and tomato gojju. cucumber sald looks refreshing..

Asha said...

Love both dishes, spring onion in cucumber is new, very nice idea. Great entries! :)

Vani said...

I love tomato gojju. Have not made in years now! Love the addition of menthys soppu.

sandhya said...

Thats a Yummy gojju and nice salad..

Pavithra Kodical said...

Tomato gojju is one of my favorite.Adding spring onion to cucumber salad is new to me.

Deepa Hari said...

Yummy gojju and lovely salad.

Sushma said...

Tomato Gojju was all the time my favorite. We used to call it tomato palya & I love eating them with chapathi, dosa & akki rotti.
I too prepare it quite often :)
Cucumber salad or Southekay Kosambari kooda nanna fav list nalli ide..
Nanna fav list nalli yenilla annodu dodda prashne nange :)
Pictures look cool Ashwini.

Vibaas said...

gojju looks yummy and love the simple salad.

Hema said...

Lovely picture and recipe Ashwini!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Goju and salad looks refreshing!

Uma said...

mmm. both the dishes are mouth-watering.

LG said...

Oh Gojju and salad looks yummy ri. Kottambari spelling in Kannada check maadi. Sometimes copy paste madobekare script sariyagi copy aglikkilla adikke. I have experianced it.

Happy cook said...

Comforting and delicious.

AnuSriram said...

Lovely gojju and a wonderful salad!

Usha said...

The tomato gojju looks delightful and must taste yum with phulkas or rice !

Maya said...

Gojju and salad both look very good and refreshing! Your mom will be very happy now I guess :). Love the second pic of the gojju.

Hema said...

lovely salad and gojju!

Priti said...

Mouth watering Gojju and refreshing salad..both looks yum

Smitha said...

The name gojju sounds really cute. what does it mean?
nice recipes

Malar Gandhi said...

Yummy gojju recipe, dear.

Hey...how did I miss that...Mexican rice and fried beans...looks exactly like the restaurant ones, superb...great work buddy.

Archy said...

Hey, nice to see kannada words.. Love gojju !!

Mexican plate looks so gud an nice entry Ashwini !!

srikars kitchen said...

lovely recipe.. looks delicious...

Soma said...

Love the color. We make something similar & eat it with parathas.

Shree said...

akki rotti jothe tinnona antha aase agtha ide! I used to love the tomato gojju my mom used to make.. One more thing on my list that I am going to ask my mom to make over the wknd :)

Neha said...

Tomato gojju is looking something authentic, n salad is real simple. Lovely recipes, thanx for sending..

Pooja said...

nice blog..curry is looking delicious...what is the meaning of nanna adige?

Jaishree said...

Gojju n salad looks delicious n yummy...lovely recipe.

Divya Vikram said...

Salad looks refreshing n perfect for the weather.Thanks for sending it to Think Pepper event!

Red Chillies said...

Looks good and delicious.

Happy Ugadi wishes to you all.

Sia said...

both gojju and salad look fantastic and not to forget mouth watering! :)

wishing u and ur loved ones a very happy Ugadi :)

Ashwini said...

Thank You everybody for dropping by and leaving wonderful comments..Happy Ugadi to all of you..

Sharmi said...

hi Ashwini, you have a nice blog and lovely recipes!

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