Sweet And Spicy Rajasthani Guava Curry
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Does the term ‘Guava Curry’ sounds a bit uncanny? Everyone has ate guava as fruit, But have you eaten it as a curry ever? Guava Curry is a highly distinctive Rajasthani dish cooked with ripe guava. With Indian breads or steaming rice, this curry's sweet, spicy, and sour flavours blends lip smacking good. Moreover it is very nutritious as well. Making this meal is simple and unique, especially now that guavas are in season and reasonably priced. Use firm, ripe guavas. Onions are often not included to this curry since they interfere with the flavour of the fruit. The state of Rajasthan is renowned for its illustrious royal past and culture. Due to the area's aridity, harsh climate conditions, lack of water, and greenery, the locals have developed distinctive cooking methods and eating habits that set them apart from other Indian cuisines. Many of the Rajasthani people's dishes can be stored for a few days and served cold since they have adapted their culinary methods in this way. There are many delicious and excellent Rajasthani foods, ranging from main courses to appetisers to sweet dishes, thanks to the region's regal legacy and the gourmet fervour of the population. Guava curry is one of such dish.  

Guavas are loaded with health advantages. They are abundant in pectin, potassium, iron, vitamin C, and fibre. They have laxative, hypoglycaemic, and astringent qualities.

1. The guava is a seasonal fruit that offers a variety of health advantages and is rich in nutrients. 

2. Lowering blood sugar is one benefit. 

3. It has certain nutritional benefits that may help prevent some malignancies. 

4. It could ease the discomfort if consumed during a period. 

5. Can handle a number of digestive-related problems. 

6. A great addition to skin care. 

7. Enhances immunity while also boosting heart health.


1. 2 tbsp vegetable oil

2. ½ tsp hing

3. 1 tsp cumin seeds

4. ½ cup tomato (pureed)

5. 2 tsp ginger (grated)

6. 3-4 green chilli (slit in half)

7. 2 tsp coriander powder

8. ½ tsp turmeric powder

9. 1 tsp red chilli powder

10. 2 tsp dry mango powder

11. 1 tsp fennel powder

12. salt to taste

13. ½ cup curd (whisked)

14. 300 g just ripened guava (de-seeded and cut into slices)

15. 1 tbsp lemon juice


1. In a pan, heat the oil. 

2. Hing and jeera should be added after the oil is heated and allowed to sizzle for a little while. 

3. Cook for a minute after adding ginger, green chilli, and tomato puree. 

4. Add salt to taste and heat until oil begins to separate from the sides. Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, dried mango powder, fennel powder, and red chilli powder. 

5. Now stir in the curd and simmer for one minute. 

6. Up until the curd is done, continue stirring. 

7. Add a cup of water and guava. 

8. The guava should be somewhat soft after 6 to 8 minutes of cooking under cover. 

9. Mix thoroughly after adding lemon juice. 

10. Add fresh coriander as a garnish. 

11. With any Indian bread, serve hot.

Guava Sweet and Sour Curry has the best flavours – spicy, sweet and sour – all in one dish!