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February 11, 2015

Easy Brinjal Gothsu/Kathirikai Gothsu Recipe For Idli,Pongal

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Brinjal gothsu recipe
I am a big big fan of brinjal recipes (Kathirikkai in Tamil). But Sendhil & Raksha are just opposite to me. So I make brinjal dishes only when my in-laws visit my place.This morning, I made this easy brinjal gothsu recipe learning from my MIL.Its a very easy, one pot brinjal gosthu recipe.In this method,u don’t need to roast & powder the spices as we do for Chidamabaram kathirikai gosthu.The procedure of this brinjal gravy is very similar to my MIL’s Thanjavur style tomato gosthu.We usually make this as a side dish for Idli. But recently I had tasted this with pongal too.It was yummy.Its a great recipe for bachelors & working women who look for easy side dish recipes. All you have to do is just chopping,sauting & pressure cooking, Tada! This gravy would be ready under 15 minutes. Just try once, you will come to know. My MIL makes it watery as we like it that way. Here I have made it slightly thick to suit pongal. Finally,the consistency is your choice.Lets see how to make this yummy kathirikai/Brinjal gosthu recipe for idli and pongal.

Brinjal gothsu

Easy brinjal gosthu/Kathirikai gotsu recipe


Easy brinjal gosthu/Kathirikai gotsu recipe Easy brinjal gosthu recipe-Side dish for idli and pongal
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Side dish
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 15 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

  • Brinjal / Kathirikai - 3 nos ( medium)
  • Small onions or big onion - 20 nos/1 no
  • Green chillies - 4 nos
  • Tomato - 1 no
  • Tamarind - small berry size ( Sundakkai alavu)
  • Moong dal - 1.5 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
To temper
  • Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Chana dal - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Hing/asafetida - a big pinch
  • Idli/Dosa batter OR Rice flour - 1/2 tbsp/1.5 tsp 
Coriander leaves – to garnish
METHOD

  • Wash and chop the brinjal into small squares.Soak in water till use to prevent discoloration.Similarly chop the onions,green chillies finely.

  • Heat oil in a cooker base.Splutter mustard seeds,urad dal & chana dal.Then add the finely chopped onions,green chillies,curry leaves & hing.Saute till onion turns transparent.
Brinjal gothsu recipe
  • Now add the finely chopped tomato pieces & brinjal. Add some salt and saute till tomato turns mushy.Lastly add the tamarind extract and moong dal.Mix well.Add little turmeric powder,required salt and water.
Brinjal Gothsu
Kathirikai gothsu
  • Pressure cook in low flame for one whistle.After the steam is released,mash everything well.No problem if some dals are visible.Its enough if its just cooked & blossomed.Then add the idli/dosa batter or rice flour diluted in 1/4 cup of water.Mix well & allow the gravy to boil till it thickens lightly.Make it slightly thin if using for idli & thick for pongal.Garnish with lots of coriander leaves.Serve hot with idli or pongal.
Brinjal gothsu recipe

Enjoy !



Note

  • If u are serving for idli,add sesame oil/gingely oil while eating.It tastes great.
  • Add more chillies based on ur taste.
  • Tamarind should be very less.Its used just to remove the mild bitterness of brinjals ( we call it as “Kaaral” taste in Tamil)
  • This recipe is completely different from chidambaram gosthu.So it tastes mildy spicy and tangy.
  • Adding idli/dosa batter helps to thicken the gravy.U can also replace it with rice flour.
  • Garnishing with coriander leaves gives a nice smell.


Enjoy this yummy,easy brinjal gosthu with idli or pongal !
Kathirikai gothsu recipe



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13 comments :

  1. looks so delicious.. perfect with idli and pongal..

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  2. I made this today for breakfast and it was utterly delicious, can I use this recipe on my blog with your credits?

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  3. Thanks a lot for your feedback.Sure,pls go ahead :)

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  4. I prepared this 1 hour back. My roommates liked it. Very simple dish to prepare that is the best thing about this. I improvised it by adding little corrinder powder and pepper. I will try other dishes from this blog.

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  5. i still remember when training in Taj coromandel chennai.. i made it when chef natarajan asked me to make what i loved ... its been 27 yrs.. hence.. and i still miss my moms .. gothsu.. .. you recipe came so close to make me cry.. thanks..
    by the by.. iam still a chef... and i miss home style food i was soused to growing up.. because no one can do that.. and i dont have the time.. especially after after working 16 hrs everyday in a commercial kitchen... i eat subs, burgers.. knick knacks... but your recipe is great.... thx.. for taking me down the lane of nostalgia.

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    1. Thanks a lot Sir.I am glad this recipe brought back your memories :)

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  6. This is the way my mom makes it too. Though simple its tasty

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