Saturday, March 27, 2010

Mashed Potatoes In Seasoned Coconut Sauce (Batata Gojju)

Simple dish for afternoon lunches - Potato Gojju. Sometimes when I go through - "what to cook" moments the Gojju's bail me out like a breeze. Easy to make, this side dish version can be replicated to many a favorite vegetables. The dish takes less than 15 minutes of cooking time.

I have also mentioned another Gojju version previously - Onion Gojju.

Preparation time: 20-25 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

Potato (boiled and mashed) - 3 cups
Grated coconut - 3-4 tablespoon
Green Chillies - 2
Tamarind lump - 1" piece
Salt - As per taste

For seasoning -
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Curry leaves - 5-6 leaves
Oil - For frying

Boil Potatoes in a pressure cooker and allow to cool. Crush green chillies in grated coconut and tamarind with salt to paste. Add potatoes and adjust water as per consistency required. Heat oil in a small pan, add mustard seeds and one they begin to pop, add curry leaves. Turn off flame and pour this seasoning on the Gojju. Mix while serving. Serve as a side dish, tastes great with rice.

Suggestion: Transfer Potatoes immediately after the cooker cools else they absorb water rendering a soggy flavour to the Gojju. The seasoning has to be just right, if you burn the seasoning, the Gojju would catch the smoky flavour.

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