Gotsu is a side dish that goes well with Venpongal, and molagootal rice. Usually Amma  and Paati makes puli inji or some thogayal as an accompaniment for molagootal rice. I learnt this recipe from my perima(Mom’s sister). She made this as a side dish for Gujarat kichadi. It tasted good and I tried this at my home.



Tamarind – Lemon size

Orange skin- few

Lady’sfinger – 1

Tamato(Small)- 1

Red chilli powder – 2 tsp

Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp

Salt – To taste

For Seasoning

Oil – 2 tbsp

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Channa dhal – 1 tsp

Urad dhal – 1tsp

Green chilli – 1


  • Add some water to the tamarind and allow it to boil. Or pressure cook it.
  • Extract juice from the tamarind.
  • Add oil in the pan and splutter mustard seeds. Once they crack, add channa dhal, urad dhal and green chilli. Saute them until they turn golden brown.
  • Then add the extracted tamarind juice.
  • To this add turmeric powder, salt, Red chilli powder and allow it to boil.
  • then add the orange skin, lady’s finger, tomato and cook in medium flame until they are cooked well.
  • Serve with venpongal, molagootal rice or kichadi.
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Semiya Upma

2nd December 2013

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