Capsicum Tomato Gotsu

This is a very popular side for Pongal in South India...although the eggplant version of the same is more common as compared to the capsicum version.


1 medium sized capsicum
1 medium sized tomato
2 cups cooked green gram dal
Salt to taste
1 tsp oil
2 green chillies
A small lemon sized tamarind soaked in water and juice extracted
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp blackgram dal
1/4 tsp ginger paste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Few curry leaves

Heat oil, add mustard and blackgram dal. When it splutters, add ginger paste, curry leaves, green chillies, turmeric powder, capsicum cut into small pieces and tomatoes. Fry for a minute and add tamarind extract. When it comes to a boil, add salt, green gram dal and mix well. Cook for five minutes on low flame.

Serve with pongal, idli or dosa. Goes well with rotis too..

south indian side dish for pongal, how to make ghotsu, gotsu recipe
Affiliate of
100% Microwave Cooking, Ideas money, Time Pass, Inspirations for life, Easy crafts, Earn a Crore


Happy cook said...

Yumm yumm.
I would like to have it with rice :-)
Have to give a miss for the think spice this time as i was on a brek

Spontaneity and Afterthought said...


I came on your blog after a long time and absolutely enjoyed myself. will be regular now. wonderful job you are doing.
I started my own food blog sometime ago but with a slight twist. Hope you like mine too.

Swati Raman Garg said...

theres something wrong i dont see ur posts in TOI .. and i keep coming to chck where r u and i see 3-4 posts that i have missed.. why so...

Laavanya said...

I've always had only the eggplant gothsu .. must be nice with capsicum and tomato.

Looking for something

Easycrafts video tour


Simple Indian food blog (author- EC) is the legal copyright holder of the material and pictures in this blog and it may not be used, reprinted, or published without the written consent of the author. All the measures used in the recipes are approximate. Please adjust the spices as per your taste. For any queries, please email us at