Passion Fruit Gojju/ Menaskai with Dry Fruits

This nutritious tropical fruit is becoming popular among health conscious population. It is due to the high nutritional values of this small fruit. The juicy, tasty fruit goes well in desserts like cakes, fruit salads, juices and even curries. Here is a recipe to prepare Gojju which is a very good accomplishment for Rice, Idli, Dosa…etc.

Also find recipe for Passion fruit Saaru here and Passion Fruit Juice here.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Passion Fruits – 2
Grated coconut – ¼ cup
Peanuts – 2 tbsp
Sesame/ Ellu – 1 tsp
Gram dal - 2 tsp
Red chillis – 2 (Or as per taste)
Jaggery – 1 large lemon sized piece or 3 tbsp (powder)
Salt - to taste
Turmeric powder – a pinch
Chilli powder – ½ tsp
Coconut Oil (or any) – 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Curry leaves
Dry fruits and nuts of choice (Chopped) – Almonds, Raisins, Dates (2 tbsp), It is optional to add.


  • Cut passion fruit into halves & get the pulp. 
  • Boil this pulp with 1 cup of water, Salt, Jaggery and pinch of turmeric powder. 
  • Meanwhile, roast peanuts until brown. 
  • Dry roast sesame till you get nice aroma and start spluttering. 
  • Fry red chillis with few drops of oil. 
  • Grind roasted peanuts, sesame, chillis with grated coconut to form smooth paste. 
  • When the fruit pulp starts boiling and jaggery dissolves, add the ground paste to it. 
  • Add chilli powder and adjust consistency adding water. It should not be too runny. 
  • Fry chopped nuts & dry fruits with little oil and add to the boiling gojju. 
  • Boil well and switch off the heat.
  • For seasoning: Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. On spluttering add curry leaves and season the gojju with it. 
  • Serve hot with rice or roti.

Passion Fruit Gojju

Possible variations:
  • One can use either of gram dal (channa dal) or peanuts. Any one of these ingredient can be removed.
  • Dry fruits/ nuts are optional. Gojju tastes good without that as well.
  • Pineapple/ raw mango (chopped)/ Hog plum or ambate can also be used instead of passion fruit.