Idli is the staple breakfast dish in many parts of India. This soft, white circular food item is considered as one of the most recognizable food items among the vast array of Indian cuisines. Though it may have originated in Southern India, almost every Indian family loves idli. Whether it is as a breakfast staple or as a dinner treat, idlis are an essential part of Indian cuisine. Idlis, however, can be bland and need accompaniments. Idlis go best with idli side dishes. These include chutneys, rasam, sambar, gothsu, and other accompaniments. One of the most popular and loved idli side dishes is tomato gothsu. Tomato gothsu is a spicy and tangy accompaniment. This idli side dish is extremely versatile and can be added to any bland dish to spice it up. It is also called Thakkali Kotsu. It is very healthy and takes very little time and effort to prepare. It is not just one of the idli side dishes, but it can also be eaten with dosas and with breakfast parathas.
Prep Time10 Mins
Cook Time20 Mins
Total Time30 Mins
This idli side dish can also be kept refrigerated for 2 to 3 days. It can be eaten whenever idlis or
dosas require a condiment. The spice level can be adjusted depending on preferences or
whether children will be eating this. If you are a vegetarian, you can simply remove the onions
from the recipe. Then you will have an entirely vegetarian idli side dish.