Saturday, May 10, 2008

Sooyi Bhajjilli Ghashi


This is a traditional Konkani recipe which stimulates all your senses…..Soyi means grated coconut . Bhajjille means fried. So Soyi bhajjilli ghassi is a gravy dish rich with the flavour of fried and ground coconut. The thought of this recipe not only evokes my taste buds , it evokes my olfactory senses …..The smell of fried coconut with coriander seeds and curry leaves is something you should never miss in your life time.

Last week I prepared Chonnyachi Ghassi.
Chonno is a black chick pea , widely used in Kerala. And ghassi is a dish served during all Konkani festivals , weddings and ceremonies.The ones we eat at the temple Utsavs is the best. This is how I prepared it at home..
Soak one cup of black chana overnight and pressure cook it with enough salt and a piece of kokum and keep aside.
Heat pan and add One tsp urud dal and 1tsp fenugreek seeds. Fry and keep aside. Now fry 1 cup coriander seeds and 1 1/2 cup coconut grated. Add 7-8 red chillies (according to taste), add a bunch of curry leaves. Keep stirring till the coconut turns dark brown. Then let it cool . Mix in the fried urud dal and fenugreek seeds and powder . You can store this masala for future use. Mix this ground masala into the cooked channa and boil it. You can replace channa wth other ingredients or combinations like Dal and a vegetable , or channa and another vegetable or green peas .., according to your taste and use the same masala…
We call this masala, Massolu.
Try it out and charge your self
I also submit this to Click event at Jugalbandhi.

17 comments:

Susan said...

I promise to make this at least once in my lifetime. I wouldn't want to miss all the enchanting aromas; my nose is primed for these kinds of dazzling dishes. ; )

Purnima said...

Wonderful Click Nandu, Happy Mother's Day to you! Have a great time with Sree n Kanna, while me wt Kartik n Kriti! :D Loved the color of Soyi Bhajjili Ghashi!

bee said...

this loks delicious. we make something similar, but without the kokum. i would like to try this version..
a question.

do you use the entire spice paste with 1 cup coriander seeds for 1 cup chickpeas? or part of it?.

Nanditha Prabhu said...

susan, if you try it once i am sure you will make it more often:)

purnima, wish you the same...and thanks:)

bee,
i did not use the entire paste.... i kept a part of it for today's curry where i replaced channa with onion , tomato and potato:)...but if you like it more spicy you can use the entire paste...it is just a question of tatste....

ranji said...

oh wooooow!!this is my all time favorite and my family;s too...ur photo is sooooooooooo tempting me to make it this instant ....addition of urad dal and fenugreek is new to me...will add it when i make it next time...great entry nanditha:)

Cynthia said...

I would love to get my hands on the colour chick peas! wow! The dish looks so appealing and I think that you are absolutely right about this: The smell of fried coconut with coriander seeds and curry leaves is something you should never miss in your life time.

Suma Rajesh said...

ghassi has got a perfect look....looks yummy....as ranji's message even for me its new adding of urad dal and fenugreek seeds....

Poornima Prabhu said...

hi, found ur blog while browsing. you have a nice collection of kokani recipes.. we prepare kadgi ghashi in the same fashion. you might know :).

Jyothsna said...

It sounds so lovely, Nandu. Keep those Konkani recipes trickling in!

ranji said...

hi nanditha!!!have u updated ur site feed in taste of india?If not plz do then everytime u update ur blog it will get updated thr and everyone will know.Here is the link.
www.connect.sailusfood.com

hetal said...

This recipe for sure is very delicious.....thanx for tis wonderful recipe..

Roopa said...

Hi Nanditha:) Hey this is our authentic ghassi :) Very nice seeing it here, I also prepared a different version using Lima beans:) Thanks a lot for stopping by my blog nanditha:)

Shubha Ravikoti said...

Nice click..... and a lovely recipe.... First time to ur blog... nice pics and recipe.... loveed it..:)

Uj said...

Hey hi.. Love this Soyi bhajjile ghashi.. yours looks perfect andyummy

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