Tomatoes – 5 to 6 finely chopped
Onions – 3 finely chopped
Green chillies – 3-4 finely chopped
Dry Red Chilli – 1
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp
Urad dal – 1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds – 1 tbsp
Curry leaves – one sprig
Ghee/Oil – 4-5 tbsp
Besan – 3- tbsp
Salt to taste


In a kadai, heat ghee/oil and once hot add mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds, green chillies, red chilli and curry leaves and saute for a few minutes.

Now add the onions and turmeric powder and saute till the onions become translucent.

Now add the tomatoes and saute for a few minutes till they become mushy.  Now add three to four cups of water and salt and let it simmer for a few minutes.

Now mix the besan in a cup of water and add it to the kadai to let the gothsu thickens and comes to the right consistency.

Yummy Srirangam Thakkali Gothsu is now ready !!

Note: It goes well with Pongal, Idlis and even chapathis !!