Ona drakshi gojju recipe | How to make raisins curry | Kismiss sweet and sour curry

By Latha on March 7th, 2018

drakshi gojju or raisins curry

Ona drakshi gojju or raisins curry recipe explained with step by step pictures. This drakshi gojju is prepared using raisins, red chili, chana dal, urad dal, sesame seeds, coconut, coriander seeds, jaggery, tamarind and salt. Drakshi gojju or dried grapes curry is very tasty and tastes good with rice or chapathi.

I had a pack full of raisins or dried grapes. No one was ready to eat that as it was not so soft and tasty. So I wanted to prepare some curry or gravy using that. When I searched on the internet I didn't find any interesting recipe. Then finally I adopted the menaskai recipe with some modifications. The gravy or curry turned out so tasty. So I am sharing the drakshi gojju or raisins curry recipe with you all.

Raisins are familiar by name "ona drakshi" in Kannada. Ona translates to dry and drakshi translates to grapes in Kannada language. I tasted this curry with both rice and chapathi. It tastes too good. So don't miss trying this recipe. Do try once. I am sure, you will love it.

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Drakshi gojju or raisins curry recipe

Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 20 min
Serves: 4

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 1/2 cup raisins or kismis or ona drakshi
  2. One gooseberry sized tamarind
  3. 1 lemon sized jaggery
  4. 2 tbsp of cooking oil
  5. Salt as per your taste

Ingredients for grinding:

  1. 3 - 6 red chilies
  2. 1 tsp urad dal
  3. 1 tsp gram dal or chana dal
  4. 1 tsp coriander seeds
  5. 1/4 tsp fenugreek or methi seeds
  6. 2 tsp sesame seeds
  7. 4-5 curry leaves
  8. 1/2 cup grated coconut
  9. 1 tsp cooking oil

Ingredients required for tempering:

  1. 1 red chili
  2. 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  3. 1/2 tsp urad dal
  4. 5 - 6 curry leaves
  5. A pinch of turmeric powder
  6. A pinch of asafoetida
  7. 2 tbsp cooking oil

Instructions for making drakshi gojju or raisins curry:

  1. To prepare drakshi gojju, to begin with gather all the masala ingredients (listed under for grinding) as per measurement. In the image you can have a look on the ingredients to be roasted.spices for drakshi gojju or raisins curry
  2. Heat a tsp of oil in a frying pan and start roasting coriander seeds, urad dal, chana dal, red chili and methi seeds. Roast under medium flame.roasting spices for drakshi gojju or raisins curry
  3. When the dal turns brown, add in ellu or sesame seeds. Roast it for few minutes.sesame seeds for drakshi gojju or raisins curry
  4. Finally add in curry leaves and roast them until crisp.curry leaves for drakshi gojju or raisins curry
  5. Transfer the roasted ingredients into a mixie jar along with grated coconut.roasted ingredients for drakshi gojju or raisins curry
  6. Use required water and grind until smooth. Keep this masala aside.ground masala for drakshi gojju or raisins curry
  7. Next heat the frying pan again and add in 2 tbsp of oil. Prepare tempering using red chili, mustard seeds and urad dal.tempering for drakshi gojju or raisins curry
  8. When the mustard seed splutters, add in asafoetida, turmeric powder and curry leaves.asafoetida and turmeric powder for drakshi gojju or raisins curry
  9. Immediately add in 1/2 cup of raisins or dried grapes.raisins for drakshi gojju or raisins curry
  10. Roast them for few minutes until they are puffed up.roasting raisins for drakshi gojju or raisins curry
  11. Next add in tamarind juice, jaggery and salt.jaggery, tamarind and salt for drakshi gojju or raisins curry
  12. Also add in 1/2 cup of water and boil itfor few minutes or until jaggery is dissolved.water for drakshi gojju or raisins curry
  13. Next add in the ground masala.ground masala for drakshi gojju or raisins curry
  14. Adjust the consistency by adding required water. Adjust salt, sweet and sour level.water for drakshi gojju or raisins curry
  15. Bring it to boil and switch off the stove. Serve it with either rice or chapathi.boiling drakshi gojju or raisins curry

Dear reader, We have a Kannada version of this recipe. Click here to read this recipe in Kannada.

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