Sunday, February 6, 2011


Kosthu is a super side dish for tiffin items. Generally we have sambar for idly or dosa, for a change, you may indulge in kosthu. It goes well with dosa, pongal and idly especially with pooris.


Katharikkai 5 or 6
moong dal 100 gms
tamarind lemon size
small onions 10
mustard 1 spoon
green chillies 2
ginger one piece of an inch
curry leaf
turmeric powder
coriander leaves


boil the moong dal with enough water and keep it aside.
dice the katharikkai and small onions

Add oil in a kadai and saute mustard, curry leaves green chillies, and ginger. Now add small onions and katharikkai, after two minutes add salt, turmeric powder and hing. After the brinjal is properly cooked add one cup of tamarind water. when the raw smell goes, add the boiled moong dal and add coriander leaves. Now the kosthu is ready. The kosthu should not be of thin consistency.

1 comment:

  1. I made this yesterday and loved it!. I added some sambar powder though.