BM #105 Week 1  Day 2 - 

Tomato Gojju as we call it is a tangy, spicy and slightly sweet tamarind gravy which goes well with rice or Pongal or Khichdi of any type. 

I have been enjoying this since my childhood in a slightly modified form and this happens to be my personal favorite. I made the same kind of gravy with Okra (Bendakaya Gojju), Spinach or any other greens etc. Tomato Gojju is the simplest of all and is typically made when we run out of veggies at home :).

Ingredients -

Tomatoes, chopped 1 1/2 Cups
Tamarind Lime sized 
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli Powder 1/4 tsp (or as per taste)
Green Chillies sliced 2-3 (or as per taste)
Jaggery / Sugar 2 tsp or as needed
Salt as per taste
Rice Flour 1-2 Tbsp
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Methi Seeds 1/8 tsp, Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp, Hing/Asafoetida couple pinches, Curry Leaves a few)
Coriander leaves finely chopped for garnish
To Grind - 
Sesame Seeds 2 Tbsp
Coriander Seeds 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Coconut Powder 1 tsp
Red Chilies 1-2

Method Of Preparation -

In a heavy bottomed pan, add oil and the rest of the seasoning. After the mustard seeds splutter, add the chopped tomatoes, sliced green chilies and cook until the tomatoes are soft and mushy.

Meanwhile, soak/boil the tamarind and squeeze out the juice and pour into the simmering mixture.

Grind the ingredients listed under 'To Grind' into a fine powder. Add this powder to the mix.

Add about 3-4 cups of water. Also stir in turmeric, jaggery, salt and red chili powder.

Let the gojju/gravy boil for about 6-8 minutes. 

Mix the rice flour in 4-5 Tbsp of water into a smooth paste. Add this paste while briskly stirring the Gojju so the rice flour doesn't form lumps.

Adjust the taste and consistency and garnish with chopped coriander leaves. 

Serve hot with rice or Pongal or Khichdi.


Preparation Time 20 minutes
Serves 4-5
Posted by Harini R on Friday, October 4, 2019


  1. Srivalli Says:
  2. This sounds excellent harini, since you say it goes well with pongal, I must try it sometime.

  3. Gojju sounds delicious , I love tangy curries and this must be so so delicious ! Lovely texture , a must try !

  4. Rafeeda AR Says:
  5. The gojju along with pongal is making me salivate... sounds like a truly delicious combination...

  6. Pavani Says:
  7. Love this tomato gojju recipe. I want to try this recipe ASAP - it looks yummy. Great to serve with both rice or roti.

  8. Tomato gujju recipe sounds really interesting Harini. It looks delicious. Will give it a try.

  9. Suma Gandlur Says:
  10. This tangy gojju sure tastes awesome. You reminded me of my my mother in law who used to prepare a allam gojju on the similar lines which tasted yummy with pongali.

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