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Kalyana gothsu side dish for idli, dosa pongal

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Kalyana gothsu is a excellent side dish made for idli | dosa|pongal. Last june when we went attended wedding in India, i was so addicted to the gotsu they serve in the wedding. Though i have tasted this many times in weddings, never attempted to try at home. I was bit curious about the recipe and with the help of a mami, i could able to guess the ingredients and attempted at home. It tasted very similar to the Kalyana gotsu. I have clicked it long back but waiting to get published in Kungumam thozi. This recipe was published in the supplement too.

Kalyana gotsu

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

    Veggies* 1/2 cup
    Tomato  1/2
    Moong dal     1/4 cup
    Channa dal     2 tbslp
    Tamarind extract   1 cup
    Sambar powder    3/4 tsp
    Salt    to taste
    Green chilli   1
    Asafoetida   a pinch
    Jaggery    1/2 tsp
    Green chilli  1
    Oil   1 tsp
    Mustard seeds     1/4 tsp
    Curry leaves | coriander leaves   few
  * I used turnip, brinjal and potato

  • Soak the dal for 30 minutes. Chop the turnip , brinjal and tomato very finely. Slit the green chilli. Soak small lemon sized tamarind in hot water and extract 1 cup of tamarind water.
  • In a pressure cooker add oil and throw in the mustard seeds and add the slit green chilli. Add in the tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes.

kalyana gotsu

Add the veggies and saute for a while.

Add the tamarind water,sambar powder, salt, asafoetida and turmeric powder. Add the soaked dal to this and pressure cook till 3 whistles.

kalyana gotsu

Mix this well and add the jaggery . the jaggery will get melted in the heat.

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  • Garnish with curry leaves or coriander leaves. A perfect side dish for pongal and idli.

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  1. You can add any veggie of your choice. But traditionally turnip, brinjal is added.
  2. You can add carrots and potato too.
  3. If you like onion you can add while adding the mustard seeds.

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  1. Hi, I tried this recipe. It was OK, but there was almost no water and tamarind taste was higher. Not sure what I missed. I didn't add water while adding soaked dhal. Also, is 1 cup of tamarind extract correct? Please help. Thanks.

    • Thanks for trying it out. 1 cup is perfectly fine but if you are using tamarind paste take 2 tsp and dilute it with 1 cup of water.
      If using tamarind, soak a small goosebeery size and extract the juice. The soaked water in along with the dal you should add into the cooker.

  2. Your recipe was yummy. I tried this at home and got appreciations from the family members that this is exactly the same recipe of marriages. Thanks for the healthy recipe. I almost watched all your recipes. Keep up the good work.


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