Sesame & coconut relish (ellu gojju)

It looks fiery,tastes yummy!







My Mother ‘s, Grand mother’s and Even my Grand father’s cooking has always been a matter of bold flavors. Till date, when appreciating my mother’s cooking, Granddad would use the words “very nice, very strong” 🙂

Subdued spices and flavors or a dish without a punch is just not their style. This particular chutney is a typical example of it!

Try this superb chutney with akki roti, sooji (semolina) roti, akki mudde (steamed rice balls) you will never look at any coconut based chutney the same way!

Recipe serves 3-4

Urad dal – 1/4th teaspoon
Coriander dry – 1/4th teaspoon
White sesame seeds – 2 tablespoons
Red chillies – 3-4
Fresh coconut – ½ cup
Tamarind – to taste
Jaggery – to taste and optional but highly recommended!
Salt – to taste

For tempering
Mustard – 1teaspoon
Urad dal – 1teaspoon
Curry leaves – few

– Dry roast urad dal, coriander, sesame seeds, red chillies (in that order so the sesame is just browned     and not burnt)
–  Grind these roasted ingredients with coconut, tamarind, salt and jaggery (optionally) adding some water when required.
– Temper in oil with mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves


Must try with akki roti, akki mudde or sooji roti



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