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Tomato Gothsu / Thakkali Gothsu Recipe (Tirunelveli Style) | Side dish for Idli Dosa

Tomato Gothsu / Thakkali Gothsu in Tirunelveli Style.Easy and best side dish for Idli/dosa.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: South Indian
Author: Kalyani


  • Tomatoes - 4 medium-sized
  • Onions - 1 big-sized
  • Green chillies - 2 to 3
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Corainder leaves - to garnish

To Temper

  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Gingelly oil - 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig



  • Wash the tomatoes & green chillies and chop them roughly.
  • Place the chopped tomatoes and green chillies in a pressure cooker & cook it for a whistle.
  • In the meantime, cut the onions finely and keep it ready along with curry leaves & coriander leaves. Once pressure released from the cooker, grind tomatoes and green chillies with coconut to a fine paste & keep aside.


  • Heat a pan with oil and the items to temper. Once the mustard seeds cracks, urad dal turns brown, add curry leaves.
  • Add onions & fry till it becomes transparent.
  • Now add the tomato coconut paste along with turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt. Mix well and boil it in a medium flame.
  • Keep boiling the gravy for 5 minutes. Once it reaches the desired consistency, Garnish with coriander leaves & switch off the flame.


Serving: 3g