9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Simple Gothsu – A perfect Side

Monday, December 3, 2012

Simple Gothsu – A perfect Side

Some recipes have exact measurements and cooking methods, while some recipes are very personalized and differs from house to house. This gothsu falls into the second category.. A very simple, homey and a comforting food to enjoy as a side to the idli, dosa, pongal, upuma or even mix it with hot rice and enjoy!!!


Payatham Parupu / Yellow Split Moong Dal - 1/2 cup
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tea spoon + 1/2 tea spoon
Asafetida - 1/4 tea spoon
Onion - 1 cup (diced)
Tomato - 1/2 cup (diced)
Coriander Leaves - 2 table spoons
Curry Leaves - 10
Red Chili - 3
Red Chili Powder - 1/2 tea spoon (optional)
Green Chili - 2 (slit cut)
Salt - 1 1/2 tea spoons
Garlic - 3 cloves (optional)
Ginger - 1 tea spoon (grated)
Oil - 1 - 2 table spoons
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tea spoon

Pressure cook the dal with 1 cup water and 1/4 tea spoon turmeric until well done. About 3 whistles.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, once it crackles, add the cumin seeds and the red chili
After 10 seconds, add the ginger, garlic, green chili and curry leaves
Cook for 30 seconds and add onions and salt and cook until the onions are translucent
Add the tomatoes, 1/2 tea spoon turmeric powder, asafetida, red chili powder and cook until the tomatoes are well cooked
Add 1/4 cup water and once it boils, add the boiled dal and mix well. Add more water if needed for desired consistency
Once the dal comes to a boil, garnish with coriander Leaves and remove from flame..
Enjoy the delicious dal!!!


Sending this to my own Guest host event Dish it out - Lentils & Garlic, Vardhini's page, Only - Side Dishes, SIC#3, Anu's page, Quick and Easy, MLLA - 54, Susan's page, Gayathri WTML hosted by Nithu, Innovative recipes, Siri’s Anniversary Event,
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  1. Love gothsu ! Perfect for steaming hot Pongal! I am tempted now :)

  2. Delicious gotsu. my MIl makes a similar one :)

  3. gotsu oh this i have never heard the name but the dal looks yummy here and so many chillies oh dear


    Misal pav

  4. Love the color to this dal :) and very new recipe to me

  5. A prefect side dish for idlis and dosas, inviting gothsu..Btw coming to persimmon,pls do check this link to get an idea about this fruit..


  6. one of my fav recipe n love it with hot idlis...lovely preparation n looks inviting!

  7. this looks like a very comforting dish. I have never had this before but the combination of dal and other spices makes it look so delectable!

  8. Looks so delicious and very comforting.. Thanks for linking it to the event.. :)


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