Idly comes two times a week in the breakfast cycle at home. On the first day all of us would welcome it with a smile and eat it with any side dish that is available. But on the second day, Idly and I would share a very sad glance at each other. :( Yup I get bored so easily..
So its only the side dish that makes me smile at idlys again. :) Kotsu is one such super dooper combination with Idly that I can afford to have more idlys than ever. :)
Brinjal(egg plant) - 3
Potato - 3
Onion - 3
Moong dhall - 1/2 cup
Coconut scrapings - 3 tbl sp
Tamarind extract - 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Jaggery - 2 tsp
Chilly powder(sambar powder) - 1 1/2 tsp
Salt - for taste
Pressure cook the moong dhall and keep it aside. Dice onions, brinjal and potatoes into small pieces.
Now in a pan take a tsp of oil and splutter the mustard and curry leaves. Add the diced vegetables and fry till it gets cooked. Add the cooked dhall, turmeric powder, tamarind extract, jaggery, chilly powder and salt to it. Grind the coconut scrappings adding little water to it. Pour it into the gravy and mix well. Let this boil for few mins. Kotsu is suppose to be thick in consistency unlike sambhar.
Yummy Kotsu is ready to serve. Serve it hot with idly or dosa. :)
Happy eating :)
I am happy to send this along with my Tortilla and salsa combo as an entry to Pari's lovely event called "The combo event".