Monday, April 27, 2009

Mixed Vegetable with Mung Beans & Spices (Gothsu)

Know what you Eat : Want to color your life healthy? Brightly colored vegetables, whether green, red, orange or yellow, are rich sources of some of the best nutrients available. These antioxidants work together to effectively neutralize free radicals, which can travel through the body causing huge amounts of damage to cells. Free radicals are major players in the build up of cholesterol in the arteries.

Gothsu is an authentic side South Indian dish prepared with vegetables, cooked lentils and spice.

Preparation Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 20 mins
Serves : 4


Carrot - 1
Onion (medium) - 1
Potato (small) - 1
Beans - handful
Bell Pepper(Red,Green, Yellow) - 1
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Curry leaves - few
Green Chilly - 2 or to taste
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Channa Dal - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida - small piece
Tamarind - goose berry size ball
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Moong Dal - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste.


Chopped cilantro - 2 tbsp


1) Soak tamarind in water.
2) Cook the moong dal and keep it ready.
3) Heat the oil add mustard seeds.
4) After they splutter completely add asafoetida, channa dal, after the dal browns add curry leaves, ginger pieces, green chilli and onion.
5) Once the onion changes color add the chopped carrot, egg plant, beans, bell pepper and potato pieces.
6) Add turmeric powder, salt and sauté till the vegetables are well cooked.
7) Once the vegetables are cooked squeeze out the tamarind pulp and add it along with enough water to the vegetables.
8) Boil it for 5 minutes and add the mashed mooing dal and simmer it for a minute or two and switch off.
9) Garnish with chopped cilantro.
10) This can be served with Idly, Pongal or Dosa.

This dish is our contribution to RCI-Pondicherry Cuisine, hosted by Lavi as an entry from Tamil Nadu. RCI was originally started by Lakshmi.


Parita said...

I love mixed vegetable curry and yours look the addition of dals in it :)

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