Tomato gojju/ Easy to make sweet & tangy tomato gojju recipe

It was about 8 years back, while I was working as a Software engineer I used to leave my 2 year old son in day care. There was a requirement of multiple boxes with varieties of food for whole day for which I should have planned a lot. Being a very picky eater, he used to like only few items and one among them was this gojju for rice. His aunty used to tell me to make this often and she also shared me her recipe as well. This gojju is super easy to make & it was a life saver for me many times then. It goes well with rice, chapathi / roti. One can make tomato rice by just mixing it with cooked rice too. It can be stored in refrigerator up to a week too.

Tomato gojju

Recently, during lock down I received lot of tomatoes from farmer friends which I finished this way by making gojju.
Generally chopped onions are used in this gojju whereas my son doesn’t like it much. So I make it without onions or garlics & sharing that ‘no onion - no garlic’ recipe here! It has no coconut as well.

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Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 200 grams
Ripe tomatoes – 10 nos
Salt - 1 tsp, adjust to taste
Jaggery (grated) – 2 tbsp
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp, adjust as required
Cumin powder – ½ tsp, you can use rasam powder instead this too
Asafoetida/ hing – ¼ tsp
Turmeric powder – 1 pinch
Oil – 3 tsp
Mustard – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – 1 sprig

  • Wash tomatoes; chop finely with a sharp knife or with a vegetable chopper.
  • Heat a thick bottomed wok; add oil, mustard seeds & asafoetida.
  • On spluttering, add cleaned curry leaves.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and turmeric powder. Cover with a lid and allow boiling. Please don’t add any water.
  • When it boils, add salt, jaggery, red chilli powder and jeera/ cumin powder (or rasam powder if using it).
  • Mix well and cook until tomatoes are done and extra water content is evaporated & it comes to gojju (thick gravy) consistency.
No onion quick Tomato gojju

  • You can add chopped onions and fry a bit before adding tomatoes for enhanced flavour.
  • Instead of cumin powder, rasam powder or gojju powder can be added.
  • You can make it dry or of liquid consistency according to your needs.
Easy to make sweet & tangy tomato gojju recipe