Bell Pepper Gojju


Gojju is a combination of  sour, spicy and sweet . Tomato is most widely used for making gojju.  One can also use brinjal/eggplant, onion, capsicum, bittergourd etc.,  

If anyone makes similar kind of dish, please let me know what it is called in your region. 

So here is what we need

For Tadka:


Oil  1-2 tsp, Mustard seeds ½ tsp, Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp, Channa dal 1tsp, Curry leaves  few and Turmeric   ½ tsp. 



Bell Pepper – Green and Red one each, Tomato – one small, Onion-  one small.

Also need,


Jaggery about 2 tsp, Curry/sambar powder (or chilli powder) about 1tsp, Tamarind  about 1 tsp, Gram flour/chickpea flour(I use this instead of coconut to thicken the gravy) and Salt to taste. Few cilantro leaves for garnish. 

All these above ingredients can be added more or less according to one’s taste.


  • Take oil in a pan, when its hot enough add mustard, cumin, turmeric, channa dal and curry leaves.
  • When channa dal starts to change color, add veggies and salt cover and cook for about 5 mins.
  • Then add curry powder, tamarind, jaggery. Mix gram flour with water and add this to the veggies. Lastly add salt.
  • Cover and cook on medium-low heat for about 10 mins or until the rawness from the curry powder is gone.
  • Garnish it with few cilantro leaves. Now its ready to eat.

Gojju can be served with chapathi, dosa, idly, rotti or even rice.  Enjoy!


11 Responses to “Bell Pepper Gojju”

  1. Krithika Says:

    Your gojju looks really good. We make something similar called gothsu with eggplant and onion. Using bellpepper is a good idea.

    Thanks for letting me know the name it does sound similar gojju, gotsu. We too make this using eggplant. Try once with bell pepper.

  2. shilpa Says:

    Looks very colorful :).

    Thanks shilpa.

  3. Viky Says:

    Full super…just looking at the pics makes me drool…

    BTW, I’m Bindu’s classmate.

    What a Surprise Vikas, Let me know if u try any of my recipes. Thanks for stoping by.

  4. Deepa Says:

    Pictures are tooo good! Will try this gojju today itself! Neevu innu karnataka recipes kodi, it will be nice, there are tooo many blogs that promote andhra cuisine and very few that talk about karnataka food, I am glad you are doing a great job of promoting our food.

    Hey thanks Deepa, will try to post some karnataka recipes….. 

  5. Ashwini Says:

    What adorable pictures! Konkanis in Karwar/ Ankola call it gojju too

    Thanks Ashwini..

  6. Sumitha Shibu Says:

    Gojju reminds me of Pineapple gojju do you have the recipe Madhu?Besides, the sandwhich looks yummy too I too love sandwhiches:)

    I too like pineapple gojju. I think its similar to the way we do tomato gojju, i’ll surelly give u the recipe when I get it. Thanks Sumitha for stoping by.

  7. Nandita Says:

    Very neat presentation- the ingredients’ lay out looks cute.

    Hey thanks  for the compliments.

  8. menutoday Says:

    Nice recipe and colourful picture.
    We prepare this one and we call it as milga pachadhi.

    Most south Indian dishes have similar ingredients with different names to it. Thank you for letting me know another name for gojju.

  9. vineela Says:

    Hi Madhu,
    Yummy recipe with colorful pictures.I tasted this once in my mom’s freinds house(kannadiga).Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks  vineela, its easy to make try it.

  10. Shashi Says:

    Loved the recipe. I surprised my wife and kids with this new dish. It turned out to be extremely tasty. Even my 4 year old who hates colorful Indian dishes loved Gojju-rice. Thanks for sharing.

    I am very glad that gojju turned out good for you and your family liked it. Its the same story at my house, my daughter likes to eat rice-gojju more than rice-sambar. Thanks you for letting me know Shashi.

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