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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tomato Gothsu(Gojju)

It can replace a routine of breakfast or Indian Bread sidedishes for a change or variety. Simple yet a delicious and mild accompaniment to Indian Breads.This is done by the Keralites (as I came to know abt this dish  from my Malayali Friend last year). Needs 20 mins cooking time for its arrival at the Dinning table.
This serves 4 nos.Enjoy cooking at home.Enjoy ur meal.Bon Appetit!.

Tomato Gosthu(Gojju) - Tomato-Onion Dhal Curry.

Ingredients:

3 medium-sized Tomatoes - chopped
15 small sambar onions -  peeled and cut into 2
3 green chillies  - slit lengthwise (Or U can add 2 greenchillies and 1/4 tsp chilli powder)
50 -70 gm yellow moongdal - pressure-cooked upto 3 whistles with turmeric powder and salt
1/2 tsp ginger and garlic paste
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp jaggery - crushed or Sugar
3/4 tsp Salt or as needed
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
a sprig of Curry leaves
2 tsp gingely oil
1/2 or 1 tsp coconut Oil
1 tbsp coriander leaves - garnishing
1 tsp ghee

Directions:

1.Heat  refined oil in a kadai and splutter with mustard seeds,cumin seeds,small onions,curry leaves and green chillies and saute it for a  min or two.
2.Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a min.Add chopped tomatoes and turmeric powder and stir-cook till tomatoes melt.
3.Add pressure-cooked moongdal,1 tsp or 1/2 coconut oil,salt and simmer it for 5 more mins.Add Jaggery and mix it well.
4.Sprinkle 1 tsp ghee(optional) and mix well.Garnish  with chopped coriander leaves on top and serve with dosa or idli.

Note:

Don't add boiled moong dal more than 1/2 or  3/4 electric rice cooker cup.This will spoil the taste of the dish.

8 comments:

Neha said...

Nice recipe...

escribble said...

Lovely recipe. Perfect for winter. I love the combo of different ingredients, such as jaggery. Different tastes and flavors.

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MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Thanks a lot @ Neha - for dropping in.
@ Kiran - for ur valuable feddback.

Sobha Shyam said...

lovely recipe, looks so delicious..first time here..glad to follow u..do drop at my space too..

Ramya said...

being a keralite ive never made this..wonder why..sounds simple n delicious

Hyma said...

nice gojju...lovely...this will go very well with dosa, idli or pongal!

Prathima Rao said...

Tempting & tangy gojju!!!! Yup...sure to brighten up the breakfast table..Would love to try this with idlis!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Thanks a lot Sobha,Ramya,Hyma and Prathima - for dropping in.If U try it once,U wd luv to go for it again.Thanks again.