Friday, 8 December 2017

Hasi Gojju (Spicy Sauce with Raw Cucumber and Onion)

Healthy, crunchy, cool, light to dark green colour thin skin, filled with fibre , a range of minerals, moisture filled flesh, rich in vitamins and folic acid, slight sweet taste, soothingly super food for overall health…catch hold of this Cool Cucumber…team it with this verily versatile veggie Onions…get into action right away and see the magic that unfolds!

Dish Type: South Indian Side Dish (gravy)
Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking time: 10 min
Serves: 5 persons

Onion                          2 nos.
Cucumber                   2 nos.
Salt to taste                 ½ tsp approx.
For grinding
Raw grated coconut    ½ of a coconut
Red chillies                  5 to 6 nos.
Coriander seeds          1 tsp
Mustard seeds                        ¼ tsp
Asafoetida                   A pinch
For seasoning:
Oil                               1 tsp
Mustard seeds                        1 tsp
Curry leaves                1 small sprig
Asafoetida                   A pinch

Chop onions into fine pieces after peeling the skin. Transfer them to a bowl.
Wash cucumber, curry leaves and coriander leaves in salt water. Transfer them to a colander to drain the water. Chop cucumber into fine pieces along with the skin. Transfer to the bowl.
Grind all ingredients listed under “For grinding”. Transfer the ground mixture also into the bowl. Add salt. Mix them thoroughly.
Now season it. For this,
Heat oil in a small skillet. Add mustard seeds. When they crackle, add curry leaves. Switch off the flame. Add asafoetida and immediately pour on to the bowl.
Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.
Cucumber Onion Hasi Gojju is now ready.

Tete – a – Tete:
Hasiis a kannada word which means “raw”
Tiny tip for “No Tears” with onions
Chill the onions for 15 to 30 min. before cutting. This mitigates the activity of the enzyme that is responsible for the tears, which is produced when the ruptured cells of onions are exposed to air.
Recipe Contributor: Smt. Saraswathi, B’lore


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