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Onion Gotsu

Lisha Aravind
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Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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Onion gostu recipe - is a tasty side dish which can be served as a sidedish for breakfast items like idli, dosa or pongal. Onion gotsu can be prepared very easily even when you have unexpected guests at home. This dish makes use of basic ingredients which are readily available in Indian kitchen - onion and tomatoes. This is a special Tamil Nadu style recipe.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Everyday
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Sauteeing
  • Side Dishes

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. moong dal - 1/4 cup
  2. tomatoes - 3 (finely chopped)
  3. Onion - 2 (finely chopped)
  4. green chilies - 3
  5. sambar powder - 1 1/2 tsp
  6. turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  7. oil - 2 teaspoons
  8. mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  9. urad dal - 1/4 tsp
  10. dry red chili - 1
  11. asafoetida powder / hing - one pinch
  12. curry leaves - few
  13. salt - to taste


  1. Peel the skin of onion and chop them finely. Chop tomatoes finely and keep aside
  2. Cut green chilies lengthwise.
  3. Cook moong dal (green gram dal) until soft.
  4. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, once it splutters, add urad dal, curry leaves, dry red chili, hing and green chilies. Stir fry.
  5. Add chopped onion and saute till it becomes translucent.
  6. Add finely chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, sambar powder and saute till they become mushy.
  7. Add cooked moong dal, water, and salt. Let it cook in low flame for 10 - 15 minutes.
  8. Finally add chopped coriander leaves. Serve onion gotsu hot with idli, dosa or pongal.

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