Spicy Star Fruit Gojju/Relish



Spicy Star Fruit Gojju/Relish


Sweet fruits like Mangoes, Jackfruits, Pineapples, Bananas are all used a lot in our cuisine. I wasn’t very fond of most of these dishes while growing up and now I see that my palate has evolved quite a bit. I can enjoy quite a few of these recipes, which call for ripe juicy fruits. Most of these recipes are not desserts. They are savory snacks or accompaniments like chutney, curry and relishes, which are eaten with rice or dosa.


Spicy Star Fruit Gojju/Relish


Sour and sweet Star fruits are in season right now. When I was at my parents’ place last week, my uncle brought us some farm fresh organic star fruits. They were ripe and juicy. I made this simple quick gojju or relish with it and it turned out delicious.


Spicy Star Fruit Gojju/Relish


Serve this gojju with hot rice, chapati, dosa or on a crisp toast.


Spicy Star Fruit Gojju/Relish



You can replace star fruit with bimbli, mangoes or pineapples.

Use a combination of dry red chilies and red chili powder instead of green chilies for a different taste.

You can use sugar instead of jaggery too.


Spicy Star Fruit Gojju/Relish



  • 1 ½ cup sliced ripe star fruits
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp black mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1-2 springs fresh curry leaves
  • 2-3 fresh green chilies.
  • 2 tbsp jaggery powder
  • Salt to taste.


Heat the oil in a pan and add black mustard seeds. When they start to splutter, add the fenugreek seeds, sliced fresh green chilies and curry leaves. Fry these for a couple of seconds till the curry leaves are crisp. Add the star fruit slices and miz everything. Add the salt and jaggery and cover and cook for 4-5 minutes. There is no need to add any water. At this point you can taste and adjust the flavors according to your taste. Continue to cook till the fruit is soft and cooked.

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  • Aruna

    Beautiful pictures! Amazing photography!
    How do you get the dark background?


  • Praerna Kartha

    This sounds delicious! Star fruit has never, ironically, been a star in it’s own right where we live. It’s the side-kick to shakarkandi (sweet potato) chaat and I have never thought of it otherwise. In fact, it isn’t easily spotted at fruit & veggie vendors either. Thanks for sharing this — I’m going to try and get my hands on some star fruit and try your recipe.

  • Bhavya

    Which make knife seen in your snaps?Handle looks like the horns of deer!

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