Tomato Kosthu

Some people call it kosthu/ gosthu and some call it kotsu/ gotsu; I’m used to kosthu but I’ve no idea of the etymology. Tomato kosthu is a tangy saucy side  dish that goes well with idly/ dosa or with pongal. I had eaten this first prepared by one of my roomies and it is pretty quick and simple. I had prepared this for dinner as an accompaniment with thattu-idly (idly steamed in dhokla moulds). 

Serves: 2
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes

1.      Ripe Tomato – 4
2.    Onion – 2
3.    Green chilies – 2
4.    Curry leaves – 1 sprig
5.     Oil – 1 tbsp
6.    Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
7.     Asafoetida – 1 pinch
8.    Turmeric powder – 1 pinch
9.    Salt as per taste

Step 1: Chop onion, tomato, chili and curry leaves finely.

Step 2: Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds, sprinkle asafoetida, add curry leaves and green chilies.
Step 3: Sauté onion in it till translucent.

Step 4: Add in tomatoes and sauté until mushy.

Step 5: Add a cup of water, salt, turmeric and cook in simmer for 5 more minutes.

Step 6: Serve hot or warm with idly/ dosa or pongal.


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