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Murungai Poondu Gothsu ( Drumstick and Garlic Gothsu )

Murungai Poondu Gothsu


Just thought over this preparation today,  tried it and the dish came out very well. I am very happy to share this recipe with all of you. I have boiled the drumsticks, cooled it and scraped the flesh, by this way, we can enjoy the Gothsu and it tastes awesome. The Special powder for the Gothsu  is just class. I have  divided this recipe into 3 steps, so that it will be very simple and easy to follow. Murungaikai  is Drumstick and Poondu is Garlic.

Ingredients ( Step – 1 )

Chop 3  big drumsticks to pieces and boil in 5 cups of water on medium flame till it is cooked. Drain the water into a bowl. Keep it aside. Do not discard the drumstick boiled water. Cool it and scrape the pulp with a spoon. Leave it covered till the time of use.

Step – 2 ( To make the Gothsu powder ) 

Coriander seeds – 1 tablespoon

Jeera – 1 teaspoon

Raw rice – 1 teaspoon

Black pepper – 5

Fenugreek ( methi ) seeds – 5

Toovar dhal – 1/4 teaspoon

Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon

Saunf ( aniseed ) – 2 pinches

White sesame seeds – 1/4 teaspoon

Dry red chillies – 3

Heat a pan. Keep it on sim flame. Dry roast all the above mentioned ingredients to a golden colour. Cool. Powder finely.

Step -3  ( Other Ingredients for the Gothsu ) 

Broken yellow moong dhal ( Pasi paruppu ) – 1 cup  ( wash and boil in the drumstick boiled water  with 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder )

Small Onion – 1 cup ( finely chopped )

Finely chopped tomato -1

Tamarind paste – 3/4 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Grated jaggery –  1 teaspoon

To Season

Oil – 2 teaspoons

Ghee – 2 teaspoons

Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon

Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon

Broken red chilli – 1

To Garnish

Pounded garlic flakes – 6 ( fry it in ghee to a nice golden colour )

Finely chopped green coriander leaves – little

Finely chopped curry leaves – little


Heat a pan. Season all the seasoning ingredients. Add the chopped small onions. Sauté on medium flame till golden. Add the chopped tomatoes. Cover and cook on sim flame till mushy. Add salt to taste  tamarind paste and jaggery. Add the boiled dhal, drumstick pulp and cook on sim flame for 3 minutes. Next , mix the Gothsu powder in little water and add to the mix. Cook  on sim flame for 3 minutes. Switch off the stove. Garnish. Serve hot with Carrot Dosai.

Chef’s Tips

1) If the Gothsu becomes little thick dilute with little hot water.

2) This Gothsu also goes well with Ven Pongal, Dosa Varieties, Rava Pongal, Vadai , Upma and Idli Varieties.

3) This  Gothsu tastes nice with Curd Rice also.