Tomato Gojju (Karnataka Special)

Tomato Gojju (Karnataka Special) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
Today i am back with a special recipe from Karnataka. This is very close to my heart as it can be prepared within a short time with easily available ingredients in your pantry. I love to have it with Phulkas, rice and akki rotti. It is sweet and tangy a perfect balance of both to tickle your tastebuds. The main ingredient in this recipe that enhances the taste of this dish is Rasam powder. I always stock home made rasam powder. I just got my stock from my mom who specially made it for me during my visit to her place. Home made Rasam powder is always the best and i just love it.I use rasam powder in many recipes apart from making varieties of Rasam.This recipe if one of the specialities from the state of Karnataka. I am glad to be sharing this simple and yummy Gojju recipe with all my readers.This is one of the hot favorites with my family.
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Served As: Dinner, Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: Indian, South Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 3


  • 3 cup Tomato roughly chopped
  • 1/4 Tsp Fenugreek Seeds or methi methi dana
  • 1/2 Tsp Mustard Seeds black, or rai rai
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 5-6 Red Chillies dry
  • 2 sprig Curry
  • 2 Tbsp Powdered Jaggery i have used palm jaggery
  • 1 .5 Tbsp Rasam Powder
  • 1.5 to 2 cup Water
  • 2 Green Chillies slit
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida generous
  • 1 Tbsp Oil


  • Heat a heavy bottom pan. Add oil. Once the oil is hot add mustard seeds, curry leaves and fenugreek seeds. Once the mustard splutters add dry red chillies and asafoetida.
  • Saute for a few seconds and then add chopped tomatoes, rasam powder and salt to taste.Add 1.5 cups of water . Keep it on medium flame and stir occasionally untill the tomatoes are full cooked and oil starts to leave the sides of the pan.
  • Once done taste it and add jaggery if needed to get a perfect balance of Spicy , sweet and tangy taste.Garnish with a tadka / seasoning of mustard seeds and slit green chillies. Serve with steaming hot rice, Pulkas ,Rotis or Akki rottti.
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