Onion gotsu recipe | Vengaya gothsu

Side dish for idli, dosa and pongal

   Today i am sharing one of my favourite dish ,made with shallots , from my mom’s kitchen which we enjoyed during our childhood days, with hot idlis and dosas.  I still remember my mom keeps on making hot hot dosa and me ,my sister and my father used to relish them sitting on the floor in the kitchen and we will feed our mom also in between . When i was typing the title the entire scene came to my mind. Sharing the recipe of onion gothsu today.
onion gotsu
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  2. Kalyana gotsu



Onion Gotsu recipe

  Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 25 Mins |Serves: 3-4

     Small onion | Shallots  1 cup (chopped)
     Sambar Powder  1 and 1/4 tsp
     Tamarind extract  3/4 cup
     Cooked moong dal   3 tblsp
     Salt  as needed
     Turmeric powder  1/2 tsp
     Oil  3 tsp
     Mustard seeds  1/4 tsp
     Urad dal  1/2 tsp
     Channa dal  1/2 tsp
     Red chili  1
     Asafoetida  2 pinches
     Curry leaves  few
     
     


onion gotsu

Method with step by step pictures:
  • Peel the skin of the shallots and chop them finely.
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  • In a pan add the oil and throw in the mustard seeds, urad dhal, channa dal , red chili and asfoetida.
  • When the mustard splutters and the dhal turns brown add the onions.
  • Saute till the onions turns pink.
  • Now add the tamarind extract, sambar powder, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Add 1/2 cup water.
  • Allow it to boil in a low flame for 8-10 minutes.
  • Dilute the cooked moong dal with a cup of water and add to the onion gravy. 
  • Bring it to a boil.
  • Garnish with curry leaves.
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  • Serve hot. 
onion gotsu
Notes:

  1. You can add a small piece of jaggery in the last, just before switching off.
  2. Chopped tomato can be added after the onions are cooked.
  3. Ven pongal also will go well with this onion gotsu.


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43 comments:

  1. New recipe to me ... Looks delicious and wonderful clicks ...

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  2. sounds nice..will make this for a potluck next week..

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  3. Vijay loves it a lot,he likes whole shallots in it,looks super yum!

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  4. Onion gothsu looks yum, love the soft idlis along with them!

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  5. Lovely recipe...nice fluffy idlies on d side..looks yummm

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  6. Gotshu looks simply delicious. Excellent preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  7. Yummy recipe..
    Just loved that green plate that looks like banana leaf..

    Rinku's Kitchen Treats - Kinnathappam Malabar Style

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  8. Simple yet yummy looking dish...

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  9. Slurp... kekkudhaa? Looks yum and idli looks so soft

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  10. Yummy stuff..I make this without any moong dal..

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  11. Omg, i want to finish that whole plate, idli and onion gosthu watelse we need..

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  12. Looks yum ..and your story is very cute ...best days rite :)

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  13. Love this a lot & planned to make for dinner 2morrow. will let u know :)

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  14. onion gotsu looks wonderful !! loved ur writeup and well presented !!

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  15. Love to try this. Bookmarked it.

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  16. Lovely gotsu. I am really imagine the scene that you have narated and can also relate it to my days with mom too :) yummy dish and your pics have become way professional. Looks damn tempting :)

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  17. Yum, wow, lovely flavors in there. Looks delish :)
    US Masala

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  18. hey jeyshri,
    Am making this one on Monday for breakfast with idlis :P bookmarked! thanks for the detailed recipe :P

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  19. Gotsu looks delicious! :P

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  20. this looks wonderfully delicious for anytime

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  21. looks really yummy......is this onion sambhar????????

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  22. This one sounds easy n flavourful...perfect combination with idlis

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  23. A mouthwatering & aromatic curry!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  24. Nice recipe...Do visit my new blog whenever time permits..

    Regards
    Aparna vijay
    http://aparnacooks.blogspot.com

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  25. Hi, Your recipe says cooked moong dal.. how do i cook it ? :)

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    1. Hi
      U can cook the dal by using pressure cooking method. Or soak it for 30 mins and cook in a pan with enough water till it becomes mushy

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  26. That looks so delicious with those idlies!! Lovely pics.. :)

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  27. Lovely fluffy idlis Jaishree...haven't tried Onion gotu till now will def try this :)

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  29. When we prepare certain recipes, it definitely stirs in nostalgia..That gotsu looks very yum

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  30. halo; just a doubt (might sound silly (: } will this go with ven pongal.
    sathya rajagopal

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  31. DID IT TODAY CAME OUT GOOD WITH DOSA.

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  32. Nothing silly:-) it will go very well with pongal. Go ahead

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  33. HI,can you post some side dishes that can be taken during travel for chapathis which will not spoil for 2 or 3 days .Thanks

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  34. Hi ,

    can you post some recipies and side dishes for chapathis which will not spoil during travel for 3 or 4 days.

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  35. can we replace big onions instead of shallots

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    1. The main highlight of this recipe is the addition of shallots. Taste will differ if u add big onions. Shallots is recommended

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  36. mouthwatering jeyashree

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