Menthe Hittina Gojju – a super delicious side dish for Pongal/huggi.
Menthe hittu is a multi purpose protein powder. We use this powder in most of our cooking. One of the popular use is Sweet and Sour gojju for the Pongal. Very easy to make and this gojju is super delicious and healthy.
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Interested in Pongal recipes? check these easy to make – Avalakki Pongal, millet pongal- Saame Pongal and Khara rice pongal – avarekalu pongal
Ingredients for making Menthe Hittina Gojju :
- 3 tbsp Menthya Hittu
- 2 cups water
- ⅛ tsp turmeric powder
- Small key lime size tamarind soaked in water
- 1 to 2 tbsp jaggery
- ¾ tsp salt
- Chopped coriander leaves / cilantro
- 3 tsp oil
- ½ tsp mustard seeds
- ½ tsp jeera or cumin seeds
- 2 red chillies (broken into pieces)
- ½ cup of finely chopped onion
- Few curry leaves
- Heat the oil in a pan, Once the oil is hot enough add hing, mustard seeds. Once the mustard seeds pops add jeera and red chillies.
- Mix it and add chopped onion, little salt, (if you are not using onion skip this step) turmeric powder, and curry leaves. saute it.
- Add ½ of the water and allow it to boil.
- In a different bowl add ¼ to ½ cup water to the menthe hittu and mix it, make sure there are no lumps.
- Add this menthya hittu paste to the above boiling water, add remaining salt, jaggery, and tamarind extract and remaining water. Mix it.
- Let it boil on medium low heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Turn off the heat and add the chopped coriander leaves.
- Serve hot with the Pongal.
- If you want thick gojju add 1 more tbsp menthya hittu.
- You can make thick gojju and eat it with rotis, jolada rotti and with idli as well.