Turmeric Gojju / ಅರಿಶಿನ ಗೊಜ್ಜು

Turmeric Gojju / ಅರಿಶಿನ ಗೊಜ್ಜು is a very traditional and oldest recipe from Malnad Karnataka region.

This recipe is made with fresh turmeric root, jaggery, coconut and spices . Since the turmeric has a medical component this dish is extremely nutritious and healthy.


  • 1 inch Fresh Turmeric root
  • 2 table spoon freshly grated coconut
  • 4-5 Red chilli
  • 1 clove
  • 5-6 Curry leaves
  • 1/2 spoon fresh Tamarind
  • 1/2 sp Urad dal
  • 1 sp Coriander seed
  • 1/2 sp Cumin Seed
  • 3-4 Fenugreek seed
  • 1/4 sp Mustard seed
  • 3 tablespoon Jaggery
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 spoon Coconut Oil


  • In a kadai dry roast the red chilli,curry leaves, urad dal, coriander seed, cumin seed, mustard seed, clove, fenugreek seed about 3-4 minutes in a medium heat.
  • Transfer this to mixer jar, and add freshly grated coconut, thump size tamarind, peeled turmeric.
  • Blend in a mixture make a fine paste.
  • In a same kadai over medium low heat add oil.
  • Then add turmeric paste, jaggery and salt to taste.
  • Mix well cook in a low heat about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add water if required or if the mixture is too think.
  • Cook 3-4 minutes and turn off the heat.
  • Enjoy with rice and spoon full of ghee.
Recipe video

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