Monday, November 16, 2009

Onion Tomato Gotsu

1 large Onion1 tsp Mustard SeedsTil Oil
2 medium Tomatoes4 tbsp Chana DalSalt
Tamarind6-8 Curry Leaves
1 tbsp Grated Ginger
1 tsp Hing
1 tbsp Sambar Powder
1 tsp Red Chilli powder
2 tbsp Jaggery

Finely chop the onion and tomatoes.
In a heavy bottom pan, splutter the mustard seeds, curry leaves and hing in Til Oil
Add the Chana Dal and roast until golden.
Add the onions and ginger and saute on medium heat for 8-10 minutes until pink and translucent.
Add the tomatoes and cook until they turn pulpy.
Add the jaggery, sambar powder, red chilli powder, salt, turmeric and another tbsp of Til oil.
Dissolve tamarind paste in 1 cup water and add this to the tomatoes.
Simmer this until the gotsu thickens and oil separates to the top.
Serve hot with Ven Pongal or steamed rice.


  1. Very nice simple recipe.. Thanks sri

  2. Tried this recipe today. It is easy to make and goes very well with pongal.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe.