Thursday 21 September 2017


You may be wondering what is GAT, its nothing but Godshe(sweet), Amshe(sour) and Thikshe(spicy).  Karathe in konkani is bitter gourd and Alsando is Long Yard Beans.  I learnt this recipe my aunty and my friend Nagini Rao, who is a wonderful cook.


Bitter gourd                             -- 250 gm
Long yard beans                     --  100 gm
Red chillies                              --   10-12 nos
Pepper corns                           --   1 tsp
Coriander seeds                      --  2 to 3 tsp
Grated coconut                       --  1 cup
Tamarind                                  --  lemon sized ball   or
Raw mango                              --   1
Green chillies                           --   3
Jaggery                                     --   2 cubes
Curry leaves few
Oil for tempering
Salt to taste      


Cut bitter gourd in to cubes and long yard beans into 1 inch pieces.  Add little water, salt and jaggery and pressure cook for 2 whistles.  Keep to cool.  Meanwhile, dry roast coconut with coriander seeds, pepper corn and red chillies. Fry till dark brown.   Let it cool for some time then grind this with tamarind into fine paste.  Add this masala to cooked vegetables, boil it for  5 to 10 minutes then season it with mustard seeds, curry  leaves and green chillies.  Yummy karathe-alsando GAT curry is ready to serve.

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