Papaya Gothsu ( Breakfast series – Recipe # 6)

Yields: 6 Servings Difficulty: Medium Prep Time: 15 Mins Cook Time: 25 Mins Total Time: 40 Mins

Gosthu is a famous breakfast side from Tamil Nadu. They are usually served with Idli or Pongal. There are many types of Gosthu varieties that are made from different types of vegetables. Gosthu can also be made with just onions. One of the very tasty gosthu varieties that are famous in our household is papaya gosthu. The key to a tasty gosthu is to choose the right papaya. We need to make sure the papaya is not too ripe. The mild sweetness from the not so ripe papaya and the spice from the chili makes this papaya gosthu a perfect pair for hot Idlies.


0/11 Ingredients
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  • Tempering Ingredients


0/6 Instructions
  • Choose papaya that is not very ripe. Peel, wash, and chop them into big cubes. In a pressure cooker, add the chopped papaya, three green chillies and a roughly chopped tomato.
  • Pressure them for three whistles. Allow them to cool down and grind them in a mixer jar.
  • Heat a pan and add a teaspoon of oil to it. Once it turns hot, add mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves, and two red chilies. Once they are roasted, add chopped onions and sautee with salt and turmeric powder.
  • Add the pureed papaya to the sauteed onions. Add about half a cup of water and allow it to cook.
  • Add asafoetida powder and let it begin to boil. Mix a teaspoon of dosa batter to the gosthu and mix it quickly.
  • Let it boil for two to three mins until it thickens Switch off the stove and serve with hot Idlies.


  • Make sure the papaya chosen to make is not fully ripe. Otherwise, it will make the gothsu sweet.
  • Increase or decrease the quantity of chilli based on your spice levels.

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