Gollai Hagon Suni Recipe | PBS Food

Gollai hagon suni makes for a great side dish with a bed of rice or protein of your choice. Recipe shared by Shawn Naputi on Bringing It Home with Laura McIntosh.


Total time: 45 Minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings



  • Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup Onion
  • 2/3 cups Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Turmeric (grated or micro-planed)
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Can Coconut Milk
  • Vegetables:
  • 550g Summer Squash / Zucchini
  • 450g Spinach
  • Salt + Pepper to taste
  • Garnish:
  • 1 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • Sesame Seeds


  1. In a small pot bring soy sauce and sugar up to a boil then lower to a simmer.
  2. Reduce liquid by half being careful not to burn by stirring occasionally. (Garnish sauce)
  3. To create sauce in a medium pan add garlic and onions and lightly sauté.
  4. When garlic and onion are translucent, grate fresh turmeric into the pan then add coconut milk and the juice of 1 whole lemon.
  5. Cook sauce over medium heat for 5 minutes and remove from heat and set aside.
  6. Cut squash into 1/4" pieces and roast in a pan until both sides are nicely seared.
  7. Add sauce and bring to a simmer. Wilt spinach in squash and sauce mixture.
  8. When spinach is wilted remove from heat.
  9. Add a small amount of caramelized soy and sesame seeds on top as garnish.
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