Gooseberry Coconut Curry - Avale Khadi Recipe

Gooseberry Coconut Curry - Avale Khadi Recipe

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. 

Khadi is usually prepared using curds for tang but this one tastes delish without curds too.

What are the sides on the plate above?
Methi palle upakari - Fenugreek leaves stir fry of sorts - sweet, spicy, deliciousss from onion & capsicum used. 😋😋 
Gooseberry chopped, mixed with salt, red chilli powder. 😋


  • 4 fresh gooseberries
  • 3/4 cup coconut chopped/grated
  • 2 tamarind seeds sized tamarind
  • 5-6 dried red chillies
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 big garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of ghee to fry

For seasoning:

  • 3 tablespoons of oil
  • 8-10 garlic cloves depending on their size

Serves: 4 

Preparation time: 25-30 minutes

Preparation method:

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. 

Watch it's making here.


Other gooseberry (avalo) recipes you could try:

Gooseberry/Amla Saru (Avale Toy/Saru, Nellikayi Saar)

Gooseberry Curry (Avale Khadi)

Gooseberry Chutney/Tambli (Avale Chutney/Tambali)

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