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Mixed Vegetable Gothsu in a pot
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Mixed Vegetable Gothsu – Tiffin Gothsu | Sambhar – Kalyana Gothsu

Mixed Vegetable Gothsu is a very good side to eat with ven pongal in the morning as a breakfast. Also called Kalyana Gothsu, it is one of the popular breakfast for weddings and hence its name.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Lunch Box Recipes, Lunch Recipes, Side Dishes
Cuisine: Asian, Indian, Tamil Nadu
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 151kcal


  • Pot
  • bowl
  • spatula


  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 Potato finely chopped
  • 1 Carrot finely chopped
  • ½ Peas frozen
  • 2 Green chilies chopped
  • tiny marble size Tamarind soaked in 2 cups of water
  • 1 tbsp Sambhar powder
  • ½ cup Payatham paruppu / Moong dal
  • 1 tbsp Jaggery
  • to taste Salt
  • to garnish Cilantro

For seasoning –

  • 1 tbsp Gingelly oil or any cooking oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp Ullutham paruppu
  • 1 tsp Kadalai paruppu
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • few Curry leaves
  • a pinch Asafetida


  • Soak the tamarind in about 2 cups of hot water and extract the juice.
  • Wash and cook the payatham paruppu / Moong dal with enough water and pinch of turmeric powder until soft. Keep it aside.
  • In a pan, heat the oil and add all the seasoning ingredients. Fry them until they are aromatic and golden brown.
  • Add the chopped onions and sauté it for 2-3 minutes until slightly softened. Now add the tomatoes and fry for a minute.
  • Add the rest of the chopped vegetables along with green chilies and fry for about 5 minutes.
  • Now add the tamarind water and sambhar powder and let it boil. Add salt once the vegetables are almost cooked.
  • Add the cooked payatham paruppu / moong dal and jaggery. Let it come to a boil. Simmer for 5 more minutes and garnish with cilantro.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil and add the seasoning ingredients. Add it to the simmering gothsu and mix.
  • Serve hot with Pongal, Idli or Dosai!


Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 316mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2079IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg