Tuesday, October 10, 2017


In our konkani cuisine, the word Ghassi means a coconut based curry made with any type of pulses or vegetable. So there, I have used the combination of lauki with black eyed beans which is super healthy yet lips smacking vegetarian curry that does not even use onion and garlic. People who are on fasting on special days can prepare this nutritional dish along with sabudana khichdi as well :) Using coconut oil for the seasoning enhance the taste so do try adding only coconut oil.
This is served as a side dish with rice and daali toy or saaru ;)

1 Cup Black eyed beans

1/2 Cup Cubed Lauki pieces

1 tbsp Coconut oil

Salt to taste


3/4 Grated Coconut

4 Fried Kashmiri Dry Red Chillies

1 tsp Turmeric powder

Gooseberry size Tamarind

2 tsp Rice flour

3 tbsp Water


1 tsp Mustard seeds

2 tsp Urad dal

2,3 Methi seeds

Spring of curry leaves

Pinch of hing

Soak the black eyed bean for half an hour and pressure cook them. Make sure its not over cooked.
In a big pan, drop in the lauki pieces adding adequate amount of water with a pinch of salt and allow to cook till its tender.
Meanwhile grind the masala given above adding adequate amount of water until smooth paste and keep it aside.
Once the lauki pieces are cooked, add in the cooked beans and the grounded paste and bring the curry to a boil. Add water accordingly.
Now for the seasoning, add coconut oil in a small pan. When the oil gets oil, add the mustard seeds and allow to splutter. Add urad dal and methi seeds and fry till the dal becomes slight brown. Add curry leaves and hing and immediately pour the seasoning to the ghassi.

Serve hot.