Apple Gojju

Gojju is a very typical Karnataka dish that combines sweet, hot and sour elements into one dish. It is unique in that it can be made with many different kinds of vegetables ( okra, bitter gourd, onion, tomato), fruits ( mango, pineapple) and even dry fruits like dates, anjoor. I tried green apple to make gojju this time, thanks to the extra granny smiths that were floating in my refrigerator for so long!


1-2 green apples

Tamarind fresh or 2 tbsp of paste

1 tbsp sambar powder

2 small cubes of jaggery

4-5 red chillies

1 tsp turmeric

1 tsp Chana dal

Curry leaves


Mustard seeds 1 tsp

Hing a pinch

Salt to taste

Cut the green apple into small bite size triangles, like you would for salad. In a frying pan, heat the oil and season the mustard seeds,red chiilies, chana dal, hing and curry leaves. Then add the green apple pieces. Then add 1 tbsp of sambar powder. Add a little water, just enough for the apple pieces to float. Let this simmer on medium flame for about 5 mins. Then add the tamarind juice/ paste and the jaggery cubes. Let the jaggery melt, add more water if needed. In the end, add salt to taste.Total cooking time will be about 20 mins or until the apple softens.

Tastes great with roti, akki rotti or plain old white rice!

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One comment on “Apple Gojju

  1. It’s a fantastic recipe Swathi.

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