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Sweet Potato Gotsu

Sweet Potato Gotsu is a delicious and healthy spin on a Tamil classic
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Curry
Cuisine: Tamil


  • 1/2 cup mung dal
  • 2 sweet potatoes , chopped into 1/2-inch dice
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 3 medium tomatoes , chopped
  • 1 tbsp rasam powder
  • 1 medium onion , finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds


  • Heat 1 tsp of oil and add the onions.
  • Stir-fry until the onions start to soften, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the curry leaves, tomatoes and sweet potatoes and stir. Add the ginger, green chillies, and rasam powder and stir together for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the mung dal and stir well. Now add enough water to cover the dal, season with some salt, and ¬†pressure cook or let it cook on the stovetop until the dal and vegetables are really soft.
  • Mash the dal with the back of a ladle. Add water if the mixture is too dry.
  • Heat the remaining tsp of oil and add the mustard seeds. When they sputter, add the curry leaves. Stir for a few seconds and then add this tempering (or tadka) to the dal mixture.
  • Add more salt if needed. Serve hot.