Pongal gotsu is one of the easiest Break fast side dish . It can be made in jiffy ! flat 20 minutes, Yes Though we make Easy gotsu for other south indian tiffin varities like idly, dosai. This Gotsu is very apt for pongal ! All you need to do is ready with the chopped veggies ! Saute , add then leave for 3 whistles, Your Gotsu is ready ! Its very handy when you are in hurry ! I have already shared the two varieties of Gotsu Both made with brinjal one without coconut and other with coconut version . The method of making is different and so the ingredients .
If you have get to gether or guest coming you can make this in bulk and it can be served for Hot pongal, idly and dosai. Pongal is our all time favorite ! my husband wont expect anything extra if you serve this pongal and gotsu combination ! That too if you serve three times a day . This is my mother version of gotsu! I enjoyed the combination hope you do !
Preparation Time : 15 minutes
Cooking Time : 20 minutes
Serves – 4 people
Onion – 2 medium size
Tomato – 2 medium size
Brinjal – 2 medium size
Carrot – 1 medium size
Ginger – 1 tbsp
green chilly – 3 nos finely chopped
moong dal – 3/4 cup
salt – as required
red chilly powder – 1/2 tsp
water – 2 1/2 cups
oil – 1 tsp
ghee – 1 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
jeera – 1 tsp
curry leaves /coriander leaves – few to temper
Take the pressure cooker , and add the ghee and oil once its hot, add the mustard seeds once its cracked add the jeera and green chilly saute for minutes, then add the onion and tomato saute till tomato oozes its water,
Then add the brinjal and carrot and saute for a minute and add the turmeric and red chilly powder. add 1/2 cup of water. allow it to boil,once its starts boiling, add the moong dal and add required amt of water, i added 2 cups of water and adjust salt. Then close the lid and leave for 3 whistles.
Once the sound off, open the lid and give a nice stir, consistency can be adjusted by adding the water, if you are adding water, then keep it in the flame for 5 more minutes, else garnish with coriander leaves and serve it with Hot pongal.
P.S: I have wrongly written it as gosthu in the image, its gotsu .
- Adding red chilly powder is an optional, you can adjust as per family need.
- Adding potato and green peas is other option .
- Few ppl grind coconut along with red chilly and a tsp of cumin seeds and add it to the gotsu finally