September 1, 2018

Tomato Gojju / Karnataka Recipe

Tomato gojju is a Karnataka recipe which is usually served with Roti or Rice. This recipe is quite easy to prepare with the minimal quantity of ingredients. This is a no onion recipe which can also be served with Idly or Dosa. The tomatoes are sautéed in an oil until soft and cooked along with the rasam powder and jaggery. This spicy and sweet curry is a quick fix curry to serve for breakfast along with roti or dosa. Prepared this recipe for an event Shhh secretly cooking challenge hosted by few blogger friends. Click HERE to view my so far posted recipes for this challenge. And for this month, I was paired with a wonderful blogger Sasmita who blogs at She owns a lovely webpage with loads of yummy recipes and also, I have tried one of her recipe Besan masala roti for another blogger event which tasted so yummy. Using the secret ingredients ( Tomato and Jaggery ) given by her, prepared this delicious, tangy, spicy and sweet curry.

Don't forget to check out her page to view a delicious recipe prepared by her using the ingredients given by me. Click HERE to view her page.

Ingredients :

4 - 5 Big ripe Tomatoes, finely chopped 
1 Tbsp Oil 
1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
1/4 Tsp Methi seeds / fenugreek 
A pinch of Hing powder 
A sprig of curry leaves
2 Dry red chillies 
1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder 
1 Tsp Rasam powder 
1 1/2 Tbsp Jaggery powder 
Salt to taste 
Coriander leaves for garnishing 

Method :

Heat oil in pan and add mustard seeds followed by methi seeds, hing powder, curry leaves and dry red chillies.

Add the finely chopped tomatoes and cook until it gets soften.

Now add turmeric powder followed by rasam powder, jaggery powder and salt.

Add the required quantity of water and cook it for 5 minutes.

Garnish with coriander leaves and remove from the flame.

Serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve with Rice, Roti or Idly


  1. Slurp slurp, my mputh is just watering here. Lipsmacking tangy tomato gojju definitely. Excellent dish to enjoy with some hot steaming rice and papads.

  2. Gojjus are always lip-smacking n tongue teasing ones, urs look too yummy n colour full.

  3. A lipsmacking side dish for any meal I would say. I bet, meal plans would be decided based on this gojju, atleast I would do that. I loved the addition of rasam powder, would have packed a punch!

  4. wow,lip smacking one..makes me drool!

  5. I have tasted tomato gojju a couple of times but wasn't sure how to make it. The instructions in this recipe are so easy to follow and the gojju does look totally delicious! The tomato looks fresh and the combination of chilli, spice and jaggery make it perfect to have with piping hot dosa for breakfast. Lovely share, Priya! Sujata Shukla

  6. Bisi bisi rice with tomato gojju is heaven. I will love it on any cold day... heading over to the kitchen with your recipe right now.

  7. I don't mind having this tomato based curry at all. I can imagine having it with a dosa or rice. A tempting share for the theme Priya. Love how every month I get introduced to new recipes.

  8. Yummy n flavour full gojjus lip smacking side dish.. Very well done

  9. Yummylicious gojju looks delicious 😋

  10. My mouth is watering after seeing this..the perfect balance of khata mitha taste in this tomato gojju..yum

  11. The tomato gojju looks great! I'd love to have this with piping hot dosas! :)

  12. Such a easy and tasty side dish. I make it for my chapathi atleast once a week.

  13. Our cuisines are so full of simple dishes that celebrate the main ingredient and those that can elevate a simple meal to new levels. This is one such dish.

  14. We too make very similar chutney with tomatoes..sounds delicious!

  15. I love Gojju and this looks ethereal! The colour,texture and of course the taste would be perfect I know!

  16. Ah... this is too inviting. Can have it with idli, dosai and even rice. This theme will make me bookmark all the dishes

  17. We make this almost twice a week - goes great with Theplas / rice / Curd rice / Chapat / poori.. I love how consistent and thick your version is, as it should be... very nice...

  18. Ahaaaaaa !!!! such a lipsmacking side dish for any meal. Love the flavor coming from from the addition of rasam powder here dear

  19. Tomato gojju pairs well with rice, we often make it during festives. Tasty accompaniment with any meal.

  20. Tomato gojju sounds so lipsmacking ! Would love to pair it with my waran bhat ..yumm. Thanks for the share Priya.