Tomato Gotsu

A simple chutney recipe made with Tomato. This tomato Gotsu goes well with idli or dosai.

Tomato Gotsu

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Recipe by S Kamala Course: ChutneyCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy


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A simple chutney recipe made with Tomato. This tomato Gotsu goes well with idli or dosai.


  • Tomato – 4 Nos big one fully riped

  • Besan flour – 2 teaspoon

  • Big onion – 1 chopped finely

  • Green chillies – 2 chopped finely

  • Red chilli powder – ½ teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder – a pinch

  • Asafoetida powder – a pinch

  • Curry leaves – few

  • Oil – 4 teaspoon

  • Mustard – ½ teaspoon

  • Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon


  • Add the tomatoes (whole) in a vessel and pour water to cover the tomatoes. Bring to boil. When it starts boiling, cover with a lid and switch off the stove. Leave it for ten minutes.
  • Then take out the tomatoes gently and peel off the skin. Add the flesh in a vessel and mash it nicely and take the puree. (You can grind it in a mixie also. But sometimes, when you grind hot tomatoes, it will spill all over. Take extra care).
  • Add turmeric, red chilli powder and salt to the puree and keep aside.
  • In a thick pan add the oil and when it is hot, add the mustard. When it pops up, add urad dhal and asafoetida powder and fry till the dhal turns light brown.
  • Add chopped onion, chillies and curry leaves and fry till the onions are transparent.
  • Add the tomato puree and mix well.
  • When it starts boiling, add the besan flour mixed with water. Stir well and close with a lid.
  • Cook on medium flame till it become slightly thick.
  • Remove it and garnish with coriander leaves.


  1. hi kamala,

    I tried your recipes it was very nice.
    why r u removing skin before using tomatos?????any taste different??

  2. Thank you for visiting my site and your comment.

    Yes. There is taste difference between using tomatos with skin and without skin. To get a smooth flow of the kotsu, we are using only the tomato puree. You can also use tinned readymade tomato puree for this recipe.

  3. it is good.ur blog is very useful for me. i have tried many of ur dishes.its very tasty. could u tell chutneys using gooseberry and pirandai

  4. Hi mam,
    i tried and it came out very well. My daughter is a fussy eater… but she enjoyed eating tomato kotsu with idli.Thank u mam! Will check ur site regularly.

  5. Deepika Ram

    Hi mam, Tried ur tomato kotsu and it came out very well:-) thank u so much for ur receipes

  6. Hi Mam, I tried most of your recipies
    and everything turned well . My husband and
    kids enjoy a lot whenever I cook , following
    your recipies. Thanks a ton from all of us.
    If possible pls post some Indian veg breakfast
    Recipes with less oil. I would be really really
    Grateful to you . Thankyou once again.

    • Hi Gayatri,

      Thank you for your kind words. There are lot of veg breakfast even without any oil. Try Idli/Idiyappam/Puttu – check for recipes in the “Breakfast” catagory of this site.

  7. Parvathy subramanian

    Hi, I tried your tomato kotzu recipe. Came out very well. Am a regular follower of your columns

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