BM #110 Week 2 Day 1 - 

In continuation to the theme of A-Z Andhra Dishes, this week I shall showcase Andhra recipes starting with G, H and I. Today's recipe is called Gobbi Koora also known as Kalagalupu Koora. This curry is made traditionally on Sankranti day.

My mom shared this recipe with me and she says it is one of the forgotten recipes as people have moved away from village farms into urban places. This curry uses all the newly harvested vegetables, the most important ones being Chikkudukaya and Pumpkin. My mom says that carrots were not used as they were not available in the villages back when they were kids.

In the religious context, Goddess Parvati also know Gowri Devi, is worshipped during the Sankranti in many communities. The prayer area is decorated (known as palavelli in Telugu) with the newly harvested vegetables and the Goddess is also known as Gobbamma. So the name Gobbi koora.

In our neighborhood, we had a Sankranti Potluck where some of us made traditional Sankranti food and that is where the main picture was taken.

Recipe Source Amma
Ingredients - 

Chikkudukaya / Flat Valor Beans stringed and chopped 1 cup
Pumpkin peeled and cubed 1/2 cup
Carrot peeled and chopped 1/2 cup
Green Beans stringed and chopped 1/2 cup
Goruchikkudukaya / Guvar beans stringed and chopped 1/2 cup
Plantain / Aratikaya peeled and cubed 1 cup
Potatoes peeled and cubed 1 cup
Salt, Turmeric, Green chilies as needed
Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp, Mustard seeds 1 tsp, Chana Dal 1 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp, Curry leaves few)

Note - I have not used Eggplant owing to allergies but it is traditionally an important vegetable in this Curry.


Method Of Preparation -


In a heated wok/kadai add oil and the rest of the seasoning. After the mustard seeds pop and the dals are brown, add all the vegetables except plantain and pumpkin as they cook faster than the rest of the vegetables.

Sprinkle turmeric and add chopped green chilies to the vegetables, add half a cup of water , cover and allow the vegetables to cook for about 5-6 minutes.

Mix the cooking vegetables well and add in the plantain and pumpkin. After the vegetables are cooked through, sprinkle salt and mix well.

Remove from heat and serve it as part of a meal.


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Preparation Time 25-30 minutes
Serves 10-12

3 comments

  1. Srivalli Says:
  2. What a fantastic dish Harini, that main thali picture surely rocks and to add on you got in a forgotten dish!..Nice reading about this one.

     
  3. Pavani Says:
  4. This is a totally new dish for me. I love the combination of veggies used in this curry - very interesting combination indeed. I will have to try this one some time.

     
  5. Rafeeda AR Says:
  6. It is really nice to share and preserve a forgotten dish. Love all the vegetables that have gone into it, looks so delicious... that whole thali has got me feeling hungry...

     
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