Tomato and onion Gozzu/ Chutney

The tomato and onion Gozzu is very popular in the south of India. Each household has their own way of making it, only that the basic ingredients of tomato and onion remain constant. This recipe is with a slight twist to it and my friend Gayathri Swamy shared it with me. The addition of roasted peanuts gives texture to this delicious Gozzu and you can serve it with rice, poori, Chapati and even with a dosa.


2 onions sliced

4 tomatoes chopped

2 tbsps jaggery

2 tsps Sambhar or Rasam powder

1/4 tsp Turmeric powder

1/2 cup roasted peanuts powdered

1 tbsp roasted sesame seeds powdered


2 tbsps finely chopped coriander leaves

For the tempering:

2 tbsps oil

1 tsp mustard

2 green chillies finely chopped

1 inch ginger grated

1 sprig curry leaves

A large pinch of Hing/ asafoetida


Heat the oil in a pan. Drop in the mustard and after it splutters add the Hing, curry leaves and green chillies. Add the onions, ginger, turmeric powder and salt. Roast till translucent. Add the tomatoes, Sambhar powder, jaggery and a glass of water. Bring to a boil and simmer till the tomatoes are cooked . Drop in the peanut and sesame powders, mix thoroughly, allow to boil for a minute. Switch off and garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

Serves four.

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