In the Udupi- Mangaluru area of my Home State of Karnataka, "Menaskais "( also called Gojjus) are spicy- sweet gravies made of different types of vegetables, and some fruits. They are served as an accompaniment to hot steamed rice. Today's is made with capsicum/bell peppers.
Capsicums are strong in Vitamin C and have other health benefits as well. Elsewhere in this blog, you will find other recipes made with capsicum, such as :-
I have adapted this recipe from Udupi style Capsicum Gravy/Menaskai in the popular website: Veg Recipes of Karnataka.
We loved this and I'm sure if you try it out, you will love it too!
- Capsicum, 3
- Tamarind, a lemon sized ball
- Turmeric Powder, 1/8 tsp
- Jaggery, grated, 1 and 1/2 tbsp
- Oil, 1 tsp + 1 tsp for roasting ingredients for grinding
- Salt, as per taste
- Sesame Seeds, 1 tbsp
- Coriander Seeds, 1 tsp
- Byadgi Red Chillies, 5
- Fenugreek/Methi Seeds, 1/4 tsp
- Coconut Gratings, 1 cup
- Mustard Seed, 1/2 tsp
- Chana Dal, 1/2 tsp
- Urad Dal, 1/2 tsp
- Red Chilli, 1, broken into halves
- Curry Leaves, a few
- Oil, 2 tsp