Greens and me don't see eye to eye(if any kids are reading this pretend you didn't hear/read anything..all you mumma's..don't hit me!)Amma has tried each and every means in the planet to make me eat greens..I somehow cannot fathom myself gobbling up all those..leaves!!I use only coriander leaves and curry leaves for my cooking..and that too,only as a garnish;-).While on my diet,I was forced to eat greens and I dreaded it.I used to make simple thorans(stir-fry with coconut-jeera paste),mix it with rice and just gulp them.Btw,I like drumstick leaves,so that makes it three!!
Even though I don't like greens,the fetish with which I shop for freshest of fresh coriander leaves and the likes,people would assume I am an out and out greens lover,if only they knew the truth!!While I was on it last time,I got 2-3 bunches of fresh coriander leaves,which smelt absolutely divine.I wanted to make something with it,the usual chutney did not sound as appetising!I decided to make ma-in-laws speciality dish which she makes when she gets fresh leaves.This sweet and sour gojju/chutney is to be had all by itself.According to her,it should be had after lunch.Pour spoonfuls of gojju on your plate,lick it off to glory while chit-chatting with family.She makes it everytime we are in Blr and lunch times are always extended when this chutney is on the table!!
Kothambari pallya gojju~Coriander leaves sweet and sour chutney!
Coriander leaves – 1 bunch (preferably fresh)
Red chillies – 3(slightly roasted in a little oil)
Tamarind – 1 small lime size
Grated jaggery – 3-5 tbsp
Grated coconut – 2 tbsp(optional)
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Oil – 1 tbsp
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Wash coriander leaves well.
Grind with red chillies,tamarind,jaggery,grated coconut(if using) and salt to taste.
Prepare seasoning in a pan with oil,add mustard seeds.
When they start splutterung,add the curry leaves.
Pour over the gojju and serve!(didn’t I say this one was very simple?)