Sambar and various chutney varieties like Coconut Chutney, Tomato Chutney, Peanut Chutney etc but I often get confused to think of a side dish to pair with them other than the usual chutney-sambar options.
Check out other side dishes for Idli and Dosa:
- Bombai Chutney
- Capsicum Chutney, Carrot Chutney
- Fried Gram Chutney, Red Coconut Chutney
- Coconut Chutney ,Green Coconut Chutney
- Mango Ginger Chutney
- Onion Chutney,Peanut Chutney
- Tomato Chutney, Tomato-Onion Chutney
- Tomato Kothimeera Pacchadi
- Sambar with freshly ground masala
Onion Tomato Gotsu with Moong Dal | Tomato Koshtu Recipe:
Serves 2-3 | Author: Prathibha
Prep time: 5 mins | Cooking time: 25 mins | Total time: 30 mins
Cuisine: Tamilnadu | Category: Accompaniments/Side dish for Idli,Dosa
2 large or 3 medium Tomatoes, chopped
1 medium Onion, finely chopped
1/3 cup Yellow Moong dal
2-3 Green chilies, slit
5-6 Curry leaves
1 tbsp chopped Coriander leaves, to garnish
3/4 tsp Red chili powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
Salt, to taste
1-2 tbsp Oil
- Wash and pressure cook yellow moong dal for 3-4 whistles and mash it nicely.Cut the onions, tomatoes and green chilies and keep it ready.
- In a kadai/pan heat oil and crackle mustard seeds.Add curry leaves and green chilies and fry until the chilies wilt.
- Now add finely chopped onions and fry nicely until they turn translucent.Add chopped tomatoes and cook until they become mushy.
- Add red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt and fry nicely for another 2-3 mins.
- Now add cooked and mashed moong dal and add enough water to get your required consistency and let it come to a boil and cook for another 3-4 mins.
- Garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve it hot with Idli/Dosa.
- Use the regular naati tomatoes for best taste, not the hybrid ones.
- The consistency of this gotsu should be thin and hence add adequate water to it and get to the desired consistency.
- You can add a bit of sambar powder in the recipe,if you want. I like it simple like the way I mentioned.