Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Gol-Kaanda-Keri / Tangy raw mango, onion, jaggery mix

I wanted to post this recipe since a long time. Gol-kaanda-keri is made in Gujarat a lot when summer is at its peak. The ingredients are a combination believed to safeguard from sunstroke and dehydration. We use it as a chutney, but there is no grinding involved, so I am not sure if this qualifies as a chutney.This is one of the few recipes from my mother whose taste we can reproduce quite well.


Grate a medium-sized raw mango and a largish onion. The onions I used were too small, so I chopped them. You can either chop or grate onions, but the original recipe calls for grating. Take about 2-3 large cubes of jaggery and using a knife, flake it in the bowl you will prepare the chutney.

Add grated mango, onion, salt to taste and a generous amount of red-chilli powder. This mix tends to water a lot and in less than five minutes, you will be able to mix all the ingredients well in the small bowl. Do not go less on the jaggery, sweet and sour tastes must be in perfect balance, if not more on the sweetish side. This is meant for Gujju taste as well as climate, but I think it is very interesting due to its mix of ingredients. Give it a try sometime...


Should I post recipes on a separate blog or write here itself. Please share your suggestions..


YOSEE said...

Sounds yum !We make something like this but without the onion. Must try this !

Gauri Gharpure said...

Thanks Yosee, it 'is' yumm, at least my father's face lights up when he sees gol-kaanda-keri. I would be very glad if you try it sometime.. let me know when you do.

Indrani said...

This is mouth watering.
I don't see raw mangoes now in the market. :(

~G said...

I add a little tempering to this with mustard seeds and some more mirchi powder and call it "Keri noo cheen" :)
Don't remember where I picked the recipe from, but it is often used as a substitute for sabji at our place. Especially on the days when you are too bored to cook.


I can actually smell the chutney with its tangy flavour from your photos. Very simple to make, too. Do keep posting your recipes here.

Gauri Gharpure said...

Thanks Indrani!

G- the tadka would add a lot to this, can try it sometime.. but then, it's bit difficult to find raw mangoes now..

Raji, thanks a lot for your kind comment and encouraging me to post more recipes..

doremi said...

Love raw mangoes when used in snacks like these. Had a ton of it when I was in Shillong recently.

Onions with raw mangoes and jaggery is genius. Needs chillies to be perfect.