Feb 1, 2008


This is a wonderful side dish for Pongal. I don't follow any strict receipe while making godhsu. This is how I make godhsu. The main ingredients are as follow..

  1. Tomato - 2
  2. Onion - 1
  3. Tamarind - 1 tsp
  4. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  5. Rasam Powder - 3/4 tsp
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Oil - 2 tsp
  8. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  9. Urid dal - 1/2 tsp
  10. channa dal - 1/2 tsp
  11. Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
  12. Asafoetida powder - a pinch
  13. Green chillies - 2 (can replace red chillies)
  14. Besan flour - 1 tsp
  15. coriander leaves - 2 tbsp
First finely cut the tomatoes and onion. Take a wide pan, preheat the oil add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urid dal, channa dal, fenugreek seeds, asafoetida powder and green(or red) chillies to it and saute for a minute. Do not burn the lentils. Now add onion and tomatoes and a little bit of water to cover the vegetables. Add turmeric powder, Rasam powder(receipe already given) and salt to it and let it boil for 6 to 7 minutes. Now godhsu is ready. In order to get a reasonable consistency we add besan flour to it. Now in a small cup, mix the besan flour with 4 or 5 tbsp water and add it to the godhsu. Garnish it with fresh coriander leaves.

We can replace tomatoes with brinjal to make Brinjal godhsu. The method is same as tomato godhsu.

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