Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Kumbakonam Gosthu / Vegetable Gosthu

This is a traditional recipe famous in Kumbakonam and Tanjore. In almost all the weddings that happen in and around Kumbakonam and Tanjore, this specific gosthu is served as a side dish for Idly. The addition of coriander and cumin gives a wonderful flavour to this dish.  I learnt this from my Mom. The best combo is Rava Idly and Kumbakonam Gosthu. 

Ingredients :

1. Moong Dhal - 3/4 Cup (Cooked & Mashed)
2. Onion - 1/4 Cup (Finely Chopped)
3. Mixed vegetables (Carrot, Beans, Potato) - 1/2 Cup (Finely Chopped)
4. Tomato - 1 (Finely Chopped)
5. Coriander Leaves - 2 tsp (Finely Chopped)
6. Tamarind Juice - 2 tsp
7. Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
8. Oil - 3/4 tbs

For spice powder,

1. Channa Dhal - 1.5
2. Coriander Seeds - 1.5
3. Red Chilly - 3 or adjust to your taste
4. Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
5. Pepper - 1/2 tsp

Dry roast all the above ingredients and coarsely powder. Keep aside.

For seasoning,

1. Mustard - 1 
2. Urad Dhal - 1 tsp
3. Curry Leaf - A Few
4. Asafoetida - A Pinch
5. Oil - 1.5 tsp

Heat oil. Splutter mustard. Add urad dhal and fry till it turns golden brown. Add asafoetida and curry leaves. Switch off the stove. Keep aside.

Procedure :

1. Take oil in a pan. Add onion. Saute till it turns transparent.

2. Add beans, carrot, potato and tomato. Saute for few minutes.

3. Add turmeric powder. Mix well.

4. Add salt, water and tamarind juice. Allow vegetables to cook on medium flame.

5. Once the vegetables are cooked, add dhal and spice powder. Allow the contents to boil well.

6. When the contents starts to thicken, add seasoning and mix well.

7. Garnish with coriander leaves.

8. Serve hot with dosa and idly.

Who tried this recipe?
1. Priya Satheesh


Priya dharshini said...

I like this kosthu so much..wonderful to have with soft idlies

Unknown said...

very yummy and delicious...

Shilpakiran said...

yumm ... i smell the aroma .. looks delicious ..thanks for sharing

Shrima said...

hi chitti,what a tasty dish... very easy to make. sure i will make it.

anjana said...

lovely combo of daal and vegetables..looks so delicious and flavourful..

Divya A said...

Bookmarked :) Looks perfect!!
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Unknown said...

very nice recipe.. thanks for sharing..

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looks so tempting... with beautiful clik...

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Shama Nagarajan said...

super !!!...i made this for lunch today !!!!we share mine too...inviting you to join Street Party Food event in my blog.

Vimitha Durai said...

Would be great with dosas... Nice one

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

nice combo.sometimes i made this for rice

radha said...

A kotshu for all dishes! I like it with puri.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious veg gosthu...

Asiya Omar said...

Kosthu looks delicious.

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kitchen queen said...

awesome and very delicious and mouth watering recipe.

Priya Suresh said...

I like this super flavourful kosthu so much.

Subhie Arun said...

v yummy n delicious!

R.Punitha said...

Hi Nithu ,

kumbakonam gosthu looks delicious

and neat presentation Nithu:)



Anonymous said...

Nice post.

Faseela said...

yummy n delicious....

Kalyan said...

Looks so inviting and delicious...mouthwatering!

Unknown said...

Very healthy and yummy combo of dal and vegetable. Thnaks for linking my event.

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