Gooseberries are in season. And you can make one heck of a delicious coconut curry using fresh gooseberries. They're called avale khadi in Konkani. Paired with rice you won't ask for anything else. It's so yummy. You won't need any sides, nor papads etc for crunch. It's so satiating.
Preparation time: 25-30 minutes
1. Wash and roughly chop gooseberries.
2. Fry them until they change colour a little using ghee.
3. Then fry cumin seeds & garlic cloves using few drops of oil.
4. Fry dried red chillies using few drops of oil.
5. Grind gooseberries along with garlic, cumin seeds, coconut, dried red chillies, tamarind and salt into a smooth paste using as much water as you need.
6. Transfer it into a cooking vessel & add water to bring it to almost watery consistency.
7. Bring it to a boil. It'll thicken as it cooks and cools down.
6. Once the rawness of the masala goes off remove it off heat & season it with garlic.
7. Seasoning: heat oil in a seasoning ladle & add crushed garlic (peeled or not your choice). Once it browns add it to the curry & mix well.
8. Serve hot with steaming hot rice & enjoy. This curry tastes nice on cooling down too.
Other gooseberry (avalo) recipes you could try:
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