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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.
: 15 mins
| Cooking Time
: 25 mins | Serves
Veggies* 1/2 cup
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.
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.
Mix this well and add the jaggery . the jaggery will get melted in the heat.
- Garnish with curry leaves or coriander leaves. A perfect side dish for pongal and idli.
- You can add any veggie of your choice. But traditionally turnip, brinjal is added.
- You can add carrots and potato too.
- If you like onion you can add while adding the mustard seeds.