3/4 cup grated coconut
1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds
3 dry red chillies
5-6 black pepper
1 marble sized ball tamarind
1/2 medium sized chopped onion
“Vodya Ross” is a special dish in the Hindu cuisine at Goa. Vodyo are something sort of “fryums”. They are made out of bottlegourd and loads of spices. A picture of “Vodyo” is being put here. I am sure only the Goans will be able to understand what “Vodyos “are. I will ask my Mom and update this post as to what Vodyos are made up of. Yes Goan cuisine is not just fish curry, but a lot lot more and I will tell you about all these dishes in my upcoming blog posts. But they are made out of bottle gourd and then spices are added to it. They are then spread on a plastic bag and dried under the sun. Later we can use them in cooking. Also check this chanya ross recipe.
Grind the following ingredients together by adding 1/2 cup water – 2 vodyo, grated coconut, coriander seeds, red chillies, black pepper, tamarind and 1 tablespoon chopped onion. The consistency of the gravy should be slightly thick. Add more water and grind if necessary.
In a kadai, add 2 tablespoon oil. When the oil heats fry the remaining vodyo till brownish.
Remove the fried vodyo and keep aside.
In the same pan, fry the remaining chopped onion. When the onion turns mushy, add the gravy.
When the gravy begins to boil add fried vodyo. Add salt to taste.
Serve hot with rice.