Ghotachen Sasav

Ghotachen Sasav is a Goan traditional side dish prepared from ghota (juicy & less pulpy small mangoes), coconut, red chili, and jaggery, flavored with spluttered and powdered mustard seeds (sasavan). It is a raw dish (it is not cooked).

Ghotachen Sasav

Ghotachen Sasav

Recipe by Ushakal GroupCourse: Main Course, DessertCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium


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  • Mangoes (ghota) – 6

  • Coconut (scrapped) – 5 to 6 tbsp

  • Jaggery (grated) – 4 tbsp

  • Red chilies – 2

  • Mustard seeds – 3/4 tsp

  • Salt to taste


  • Wash mangoes. Soften them by pressing on all sides. Remove the peels, collect juice and seeds in a bowl.
  • Add jaggery and keep aside.
  • Heat a tempering pan and add mustard seeds, cover them while spluttering. When it stops spluttering put off the flame. It will give a nice smoky aroma. Let them cool. Powder them with a mortar and pestle, keep aside.
  • Break red chilies and slightly dry roast them for 5 seconds. Grind with coconut by adding sufficient water.
  • Add the paste to mangoes, add salt and mustard seeds powder, mix well.
  • Serve it as a side dish with dal rice.

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