Thursday, May 14, 2015

Tomato Onion Gotsu/Chutney

                                         There are so many different types of chutneys and gravies you can make with these two vegetables(Tomato and Onion).The combination is so tasty that it goes well with all the south and North Indian breads and Rice as well.These are  the basic ingredients for making most of the north Indian gravies.However coming to this simple gotsu it is a perfect accompaniment for idlis and Dosas and it is very popular in Karnataka as an accompaniment for Neer Dosai.I watch this cookery show by venkatesh Bhat and he was making these two dishes and i thought of recording and blogging them.

You will Need

  • 2 Finely chopped Onions
  • 3 Finely chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 tbs Gingelly Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustar seeds
  • 1 tsp Broken Urad dal
  • 2 Torn Red chillies
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • A pinch of Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Sugar or Jaggery.
  • 1 tsp Chopped Coriander Leaves

How to
1.Heat oil in a pan crackle mustard seeds,add urad dal red chillies and curry leaves.
 2.When the dal begins to brown add the chopped onions.
 3.When the onions becomes translucent add chopped tomatoes,turmeric powder and salt.
 4.Fry till the tomatoes become mushy,add chilli powder and sugar or jaggery.
 5.Add a little water and allow it to boil for few minutes.
6.Add chopped coriander leaves when you get the desired consistency.
Enjoy the gotsu with some hot idlis or dosas.

  • Use pulpy red tomatoes for the gotsu or chutney.
  • Adjust the spice level according to your taste.
  • If the chutney is watery dissolve one tsp of rice flour in water and add to make it thick.
  • Use of jaggery or sugar is optional.

1 comment:

SubaKalyan said...

It's my regular recipe. Very tasty and easy to make. Goes with idli, dosa, chapathi, poori, upma, kichadi and, if nothing else, bread!!

It's between a masala variant of tomato sauce and chutney, so satisfies different taste buds.

Suggest USE SHOCKED TOMATO so that you can escape from the tomato skins