July 23, 2019

Tomato Gojju | South Indian Tomato Curry

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Tomato Gojju is a delicacy from Southern India which goes well with steamed rice,Pongal , Arisi Upma , Dosa , Idli or any breakfast item . It is one of the easiest side dish that can be made quickly without much fuss and preparation.  The curry has a mix of all flavors like tangy , spicy , sweet which tickles your taste buds and increases your palate .
The most favorite combination is Pongal Gojju also called as Gothsu .

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 20 mins
Serves: 3-4
Complexity  : simple

3-4 ripe tomatoes chopped
2 tsp sambar powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp haldi powder
1/2 cup tamarind extract
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp channa dhall (bengal gram )
1/2 tsp udad dhall (black gram)
Salt as needed
1 tsp powdered jaggery
Few curry leaves
Asafoetida as needed


  • In a pan heat the oil and splutter the mustard,udad dhall,channa dhall along with asafoetida.  The dhalls must turn slightly brown.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, curry leaves,turmeric , red chilli powder, sambar powder and saute well .
  • Add 1/2 cup water and cook until the tomatoes turn mushy.
  • Add the tamarind extract, 1.5 cups water , salt and jaggery and bring to a nice boil until the raw flavor of tamarind is lost . Add some fresh chopped coriander for extra flavor .
  • Turn off the stove once the curry slightly thickens . You can adjust the salt if needed .
  • This curry is generally a little thick but you can keep it diluted if that is how you prefer .

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