Thursday, January 8, 2009

Tomato Gojju

Some dishes are so simple to make, yet they taste great. One such according to me is this. It does not need too many ingedients and still is full of flavour and aroma. This recipe is from my granny's kitchen. My grandfather was an Ayurvedic pandit and most of the simple health problems were treated with change in diet. This gojju was prepared whenever anyone at home suffered from mouth ulcers. You may find some helpful information here
I make this gojju when I am bored of making the usual Saaru, Daalithoy or sambar. 
What's needed:
2 medium sized Tomato
1 small Potato 
1 green Chilli
a pinch of Asafoetida (Hing)
1 tsp grated jaggery
Salt to taste

For Seasoning
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
5-6 Curry leaves
1 red Chilli torn 
finely chopped Corriander leaves to garnish
1) Pressure cook tomato,Potato and green chilli with suffecient water until done. When cooled mash it thoroughly. 
2) Add water to bring it to desired consistency. Keep the pot on gas. Add salt, jaggery and hing.
Give it a rolling boil.
3) Prepare seasoning by heating oil and adding mustard seeds in them. When they splutter add 
in the curry leaves and red chilli if using. Switch off and pour the seasoning into the gojju. Garnish with chopped corriander leaves. Serve hot with rice.


anudivya said...

Ooh! Nice... Did you capture the steam from your bowl of gojju?

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

why r u tempting me with tangy gotsu? i would love it. looks good.

Pearlsofeast said...

Lovely recipe and must be great with Rice.

Divya Kudua said...

Yummy gojju Uj..would love to have it with piping hot rice..;-)

sowmya said...

nice recipe..looks yummy..

Curry Leaf said...

Its perfect with rice

Preety said...

nice recipe and i also think it will go well with rice

Priya said...

This ressembles quite n bit like tomato saaru..lovely n prefect with rice for winter season..

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow spicy and yummy recipe.

SriLekha said...

wow1 very nice dish!

Asha said...

Great side dish for dose, huh? :))

Enjoy the weekend.

Namrata Kini said...

I think it would be nice to have it as a soup also. Perfect dish for the season.

Gita's Kitchen said...

Looks yummy, must go very well with rice, thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Happy cook said...

Yummy yumm.
For me with plain rice please.

Mrs.Kannan said...

Tomato and potato..combo seems dif to me...Nice looking kojju.

Cham said...

Great dish :)

Maya said...

Am sure this gojju must be great with dosas and to mix with rice. Tu Konkani mhunu gottu nashile makka :)..

Deepa Hari said...

Gojju looks yum...Nice recipe.

DEESHA said...

looks nice. A very new recipe for me

Varsha Vipins said...

sounds like my all time fav "Rasam"..comfort food..:)

Uj said...

Thanks :)

Do try it.

Yes it tastes heaven with rice.

Thanks. Do try it.


Yes it is perfect combo with rice.

Somewhat like saaru minus Potato :D


Never tried with dose. We usually have this with rice.

Yes.. I do have it just as it is.

This tastes great with rice

Come over.. will serve with rice to you.

Yes its a different combination :)


Never tried with dosas. Must try next time.Even Asha suggested the same :).. Haanv konkani manglooranthulen :)


This tastes different than Rasam that I make :)