Onion tomato gothsu recipe – Side dish for idli, dosa and pongal

Onion tomato gothsu is a flavorful and versatile South Indian side dish that is often served with idli, dosa, and pongal. It is made with a simple blend of onions, tomatoes, and spices, and is typically served as a sauce or dip to complement the mild flavor of the main dish.

Here’s a recipe for onion tomato gothsu:


  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • 1 tsp oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal (optional)
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder


  1. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add mustard seeds and wait until they start to pop.
  2. Add urad dal (if using) to the pan and cook until it turns golden brown.
  3. Add the chopped onion to the pan and cook until it turns translucent.
  4. Add the minced garlic, chopped green chili, and chopped tomatoes to the pan. Cook until the tomatoes are soft and mushy.
  5. Add the coriander powder, cumin powder, salt, and curry leaves to the pan and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  6. Let the gothsu cool slightly and then blend to a smooth consistency.
  7. Serve the onion tomato gothsu as a side dish with idli, dosa, or pongal.

Enjoy your onion tomato gothsu with idli, dosa, or pongal!

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