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BRINJAL GOTHSU RECIPE / KATHIRIKAI GOTHSU RECIPE / BADANEKAYI GOJJU

Brinjal Gothsu recipe / Kathirikai Gothsu is a very popular Tamilnadu style Brinjal gravy that’s usually served as an accompaniment  with Pongal / Idli . With coarsely ground cooked brinjal , freshly roasted spices , perfectly balanced flavour and texture .. this Brinjal gothsu tastes amazingly lipsmacking . If you are in the look out of some easy side dish .. Brinjal gothsu recipe will perfectly fit your requirement .

brinjal gothsu recipe

In my home everyone loves brinjal . I keep buying and making different brinjal dishes like brinjal chutney , brinjal raita , ennegai palya etc . Brinjal gothsu is also a family favorite . There are many ways to prepare this side dish. Traditionally when it is made .. usually onion is not added , but it’s addition enhances taste and i love it that way . Spicy , tangy and little sweetish , it’s a perfect accompaniment with Pongal / Idli / dosa .. i like with rice too 🙂 . Using the same masala , you can replace the brinjal with plain onion / tomato / lady s finger gothsu ..Do give a try .. i am sure you too will like it . Here you go..

brinjal gothsu recipe

BRINJAL GOTHSU RECIPE / KATHIRIKAI GOTHSU RECIPE / BADANEKAYI GOJJU

Smitha Kalluraya
Course Side Dish
Cuisine south indian, tamil

Ingredients
 

  • 3-4 medium sized brinjal
  • 1.5 tbsp Green gram / split moong dal, cooked
  • 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium sized tomato, Finely chopped
  • 1-2 nos Green Chilli, Finely chopped
  • few Curry Leaves
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds Jeera
  • a pinch of Asafoetida/ hing
  • 1-2 tbsp Oil
  • marble size Tamarind, soaked in water
  • marble size Jaggery
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Haldi

Masala - to roast and grind

  • 1 tsp Bengal Gram channa dal
  • 1.5 tsp Coriander Seeds Dhania
  • 1/4 tsp Fenugreek seeds methi seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 5-6 nos Red Chilli, as you pref

Instructions
 

  • Cut brinjal lengthwise , add little water , haldi and pressure cook for 1-2 whistles till soft . Keep it aside to cool .
  • Meanwhile in kadai , saute all the ingredients given under " Masala - to roast & grind " . Let it get aromatic and golden browm . Powder once cooled .
  • Also , by now brinjal would be cooled . Separate water and keep aside . Coarsely pulse cooked brinjal so that it blends well to give a good consistency to gothsu .
  • In a big pan / kadai , add oil . Splutter mustard , cumin and hing . Later add onions , green chillies and curry leaves . Saute till onions are translucent .
  • Later add chopped tomatoes , saute till mushy .
  • Add pureed semi ground brinjal , water kept aside .Give it a mix .
  • Add tamarind water, salt to taste , jaggery , cooked mashed dal , powdered masala and if required some more water . Mix everything well . Allow it to boil .Let the gothsu gravy thicken .
  • Yummy Brinjal Gothsu / Tamilnadu style brinjal curry is ready . Enjoy ....
    brinjal gothsu recipe
  • brinjal gothsu recipe

Notes

  • If you have round purplebrinjals , you can roast in over flame , peel and use it . Tastes more awesome .
  • Instead of onions , use small onions / shallots for more taste .
  • Don't make gotsu bland . It must be tangy and little spicy .
  • If you want you can make gothsu powder once & store for weeks .

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