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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.

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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.
  • 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.
  • Serve hot.

onion gotsu

  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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  1. 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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