Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Kali Tori Ghashi

1 cup kali tori
1/2 can young green jackfruit (kadgi, raw jackfruit)
3/4 cup grated coconut
4 to 5 roasted red chillies
1 marble sized tamarind
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
6 to 7 curry leaves
Oil for seasoning
Salt to taste

What is Kali Tori? Kali in konkani means black and tori, I learnt recently are pigeon peas. So kali tori, as you guessed, are black pigeon peas. Also, I checked around on google and found out they are also called kadyos. Looks like I need to make a trip to The Ranch Market to see for myself.

This is what Kali Tori looks like :

Method :

Wash the peas and soak in 2 cups of water for a few hours (or overnight) and pressure cook till almost cooked (about 3 whistles).
Meanwhile, grind the coconut with chillies, tamarind, salt and just enough water to form a paste.
In a deep bottomed vessel, heat about 1/2 a cup of water and boil the jackfruit pieces. I used about half a can, you could use the whole of it if you are fond of it. You could use the pieces as they are or chop them into smaller chunks. Just make sure you wash them really well to remove the smell and taste of brine. The ones in the can cook fast, so if you pressure cook them with the peas, they may become soggy and mushy. 
Add the peas along with the water and cook for some more time .
Add the coconut paste, salt, water if needed and bring to a boil.
Season with mustard seeds and curry leaves.

Serve hot with rice and dal. And some lip smacking pickle!

Sending this recipe to MLLA event hosted by Siri, originally started by Susan.



  1. Hey , glad to see an aunthentic amchi dish ! kali tori is in my "to-buy from India " list already !! loved the colourful photo :)

  2. Hey Aparna.. don't think I have eaten kali tori before. This dish looks delicious. The new look for the blog is also very nice, bright and spacious. Cheers!

  3. Wow, that looks good and thanks for explaining kali tori as I wouldn't have known otherwise :)

  4. thats a delicious and heathy..thanks for adding the kali tori pics.. good side for rice

  5. thanks for visiting my space.. will come back to see ur new recipes like to follow u

  6. Thanks for visiting my blog. I appreciate it a lot. I luv ur blog ...... especially the baked cakes .... they look so perfect, like the store bought ones :)

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,


  7. Hi,

    Thanks for visiting my blog dear.. you are having a lovely blog....

    I missed your no bake cake event...

    I would like to invite you to participate in the events CID-2010 and DNSW: A by sending your special recipes.


  8. Looks delicious but never tried pigeon peas though...thanks for visiting my site and you lovely comment. Keep in touch ya...

  9. my mom used to make this one,love this with rice...looks so yum and loved the new look of your blog too aparna...

  10. Hey Aparna, thanx 4 dropping by my blog dear n the lovely words.. you got a beautiful space her.. loving your collection especially the cakes.. 2 good.
    do keep in touch :)

  11. Delicious recipe never tried kali tori though..will surely give this recipe a try.
    Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments..this is a lovely blog and especially your cakes..they look awesome..will come back often..do keep in touch :)

  12. Hi. I have not tasted kali tori yet but have tasted ghashi surely, my friend here also adds garlic in her version.
    Would love to sample this.

  13. Hi Aparna, thanks for visiting my blog and you have a nice blog here. I am so glad to have found another aamchi here. Strangley I have not heard of Kali tori, I need to look for it in the grocery. Love kadgi, but miss it so much here :-(

  14. First time here. Lovely blog, Aparna! I thought it was black urad. Black toor I should look for. Curry looks yum!



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