Friday 19 July 2013

GAJBAJE (Mix veg curry)

Gajbaje   is a traditional konkani   dish  prepared  using Monsoon vegetables like  Bamboo shoots,  Colocasia leaves (chembila),  mangalore cucumber, jackfruit seeds, yam, beans etc.   This is mostly prepared on the day of Ashada Ekadashi.   That day  those people who are  on fasting  eat this with Rava idly or chappathis.   


Vegetables  chopped                                2 cups
Grated coconut                                      1 cup
Red chillies                                               10
Coriander seeds                                       3 tsp
Urad Dal                                                  2 tsp
Mustard seeds                                         ¼ tsp
Curry leaves                                             few
Coconut oil                                              2 tsp
Salt to taste


Prepare  knots of colocasia leaves, then pressure cook all vegetables  for 2 whistles.  Grind red chilly and coconut  with little water to coarse paste.   Heat ½ tsp oil,   fry the coriander seeds  till aroma comes, then grind it with coconut and chilly paste.   Again heat half tsp of oil, add urad dal fry till light brown, then grind it for 2 seconds along with the paste already prepared.    Mix this paste to cooked vegetables with salt for boil it for 5 to 10 minutes then heat 1 tsp of oil, then temper with mustard and curry leaves.

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