After my successful experience with Pineapple gojju, I was thinking about what else can be made with the same masala base and then it struck me that there were fresh strawberries in the refrigerator which could be used up for the same kind of gojju. But I encountered stiff resistance from my husband which is very much unlike him. But I convinced him and reminded him of his comments on the pineapple gojju and so he gave in. I am happy to say that strawberry gojju didn't disappoint him in any way!! You should try and taste it to believe it! This is how I made it..
Strawberry Chopped 1 cup
Tamarind juice 2 Tbsp
Green chillies 2-3 (as per taste)
Salt as per taste
Brown sugar/Jaggery 1-2 tsp
Turmeric 2 pinches
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Urad dal 1 tsp, Hing a pinch, Curry leaves )
Gojju Masala -
Coconut Powder 4 Tbsp
Chana Dal 2 Tbsp
Urad Dal 1 Tbsp
Coriander Seeds 2 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeera 1 tsp
Sesame seeds 3 tsp
Methi Seeds pinch
Dry Red Chillies 4-5
Method Of Preparation -
In a saute pan, add the seasoning and after the mustard seeds splutter, add the strawbrry chunks and 1 cup of water.
Add Turmeric, green chillies vertically slit. Cover and let the strawberry cook.
Meanwhile, dry roast all the ingredients for the masala and grind them with a little water to make a fine paste. (Don't worry even if the paste turns out a little coarse).
After the strawberry is cooked, add the masala paste, tamarind juice, salt and brown sugar and let it simmer for about 3-4 min. Check to see if the flavors feel right for your taste.
Serve it over steaming rice for a hearty meal!
Nupur of One hot Stove has announced an event called Blog Bites #3 - Adaptation where a recipe needs to be adapted from another blog and the main ingredient/s needs to be changed or a new ingredient needs to be added to get a different recipe. I have adapted the Pineapple Gojju recipe from Suma of Veggieplatter to replace pineapple with strawberry in this Strawberry Gojju.
Serves 4 adults
Preparation Time 25 min