Kooka /Batata Dhevi Ghassi

                         Here is popular  ghassi in Kochi style which will appeal to kids also because it has potatoes – an all time  favourite with kids. Usually ghassis are  broadly called dhevi & Kaalli to denote the type of  coconut masollu used . If its just coconut with chilles its called – Dhevi  (white )ghassi . If the coconut is roasted & used its called kaalli ( black ) ghassi 
You can find another special dhevi ghassi recipe here  .
         So lets proceed to the recipe  ,
Ingredients – 
  • Toor dal – 1 cup
  • Potatoes  ( peeled and cubed ) – 1 cup ( you may add more )
  • Tomato – 1  OR a small piece of dharmbya sol
  • Red chillies – 3-4 or as per taste
  • Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Grated coconut – 1 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Mustard seeds , Curry leaves & Oil for seasoning

Method :- 

  1. Pressure cook the Dal ,  potatoes  & tomato ( or sol ) .You may cook the dal & potatoes separately too .
  2. Add in a mixer jar – the chilies , coriander seeds , coconut , & haldi
  3. Make a fine paste of it adding sufficient water
  4. I have used Kashmiri chillies – hence the reddish colour , Now add this paste to the cooked dal.
  5. Now add sufficient amount of water according to the desired consistency ( If you are planning it as a side dish – let it be thick – but a thinner consistency can be had if you are using it as an accompaniment with rice ).
  6. Now bring it to a boil and let simmer for a minute or two and switch off flame  .
  7. Make a tempering of mustard seeds & curry leaves . Pour it over the curry & keep covered for the flavours to infuse ! . Serve with rice
Note :-
 You may make the same type ghassi with other veggies too but then – AVOID the coriander seeds  as it is special only for this one .

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