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Friday, October 12, 2007

   This brinjal gothsu recipe,I learnt from my MIL she is from Chidambaram and they make it this way traditionally., Vj like this coz brinjal is in ground form in this even though he hate brinjal.

Brinjal gothsu recipe

Brinjal Gothsu recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Breakfast
Prep Time: 15 mins    |  Cook time: 25 mins    Serves: 4


  • Brinjal - 5-6 nos
  • Tamarind - Small berry size
  • Small onion - 14-16 nos
  • Curry leaves - 1 spring
  • Coriander leaves - For garnishing
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Sesame oil - 1 tblsp

To Grind
  • Dry coriander - 1 tblsp
  • Red chillies - 5-6 nos.
To temper
  • Mustard,Urad dal,channa dal - Each 1 tsp
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Asafoetida –1/4 tsp
Kathirikai gothsu


  1. Cut brinjal into pieces and boil them in enough of water till it gets cooked.
  2. gosthu2
  3. Drain the water and keep aside for cooling
  4. Meanwhile chop the onions finely.
  5. kosthuu2
  6. Soak tamarind in water and extract tamarind juice.
  7. Heat kadai and roast the red chillies and coriander seeds till aroma rises and keep aside for cooling.
  8. Heat 2 tsp of oil to kadai and add all the tempering items followed by curry leaves and onion.
  9. Fry till onion turns transparent.
  10. Add a cup of water,salt ,turmeric powder and the tamarind extract, boil for 4 minutes.
  11. brinjal kosthu1
  12. Meanwhile,Grind the roast chillies and coriander seeds to fine powder,keep aside.
  13. Grind the cooked brinjal to a paste and add it to the boiling water,stir well.
  14. kosthu3
  15. Add some more water if needed and bring to boil.
  16. Lastly add the ground masala powder,and boil till a sambhar consistency reaches.
  17. Just before serving add the sesame oil and mix well.
  18. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with Idlies or dosas!!!!


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  1. My mom makes something that is called kartikai gojju, but it has coconut and chana dal... we also eat that with idlis and dosas... I love this recipe too.

  2. Oh is it..Thankyou for your comment Raaga..!!

  3. very nice side dish for idlis and dosas! i like your recipes very much.

  4. Great recipe, a little similar to bhurta, but with more liquid, must be very yummy with idlis

  5. looks Yum!! never tried it before. have to try it.

  6. Dear Rajeshwari, I heard of this from my tam friends.. didn't know how to make it.. now i do.. thanks dear.. nice and yummy side dish..:D

  7. Hey this is new to me...Looks good...will have to give it a try :-)

  8. Hey will love to do this when I steam idlis next times, sounds delicious to me, bookmarked!

  9. lissie
    Sure it is...Thanx for the compliments!
    Yes,and Thanx for vsiting my blog..
    Try it and lemme know if it came out nice..:))
    Thanx Siri for visit,and give it a try,may be u 'll like it also:)
    Try and lemme know sirisha..:))
    anx padma and tell me how it was..:))

  10. Hi Rajeswari,
    Thanks for visitng my blog which has led me to yours! great to have anaother blogger from singapore! the katrikai gojju looks interesting :)

  11. Looks delicious!! What a great recipe, thanks Raks.Love Brinjals:))

  12. Saw your blogger profile today - your kiddo is incredibly cute - is it a boy or a girl? (most mistake my niece for a cute boy ;) )

    I used to traverse the world of development sometime back - my masters is in social work - so what's your line of work?

  13. Everybody in my family does this. Infact it's our family favorite. Your version is a little different. Kosthu looks yummy. will try it this way soon.

  14. I too make this after my ma in law...she calls it Kathrikkai kadasal..This goes well with hot rice too!!:)...by the way is it Kothsu or kosthu??(sorry I am always with doubts as tamil cuisine is what I make mostly and still in learning stages!!):D

  15. Roopa
    Welcome Roopa...Thanx for your comments..:)
    Thanx For the wonderful Words asha..!
    Hi Lakshmi
    Thanx and My Kid is a BOY.!!The same question,most of the people ask...coz may be of his hair cut..:))
    And I am a normal Home maker..Actually in the profile,I tried selecting "Not mentioned" option..But its not working...
    I hav never been working B4 and after finishing my studies,I got married..:))My line in education is Electronics & communications..:))Thanx for visiting my blog and keep coming..:))
    Glad to know that its ur family favourite..Do try it out some time..:))
    I hav heard many people calling this KOTHSU too..But in our family everyone calls kosthu only...:))
    Glad u asked..:D !!

  16. slurp... that is one gorgeous looking koshtu raks...

  17. Tha is a super delicious looking dish. I always though brinjal was a boring veggie, but i am sure if i taste your dish i would be a fan of brinjal :-))

  18. Looks delicious..I too will do this but instead of boiling brinjal i will fry and i will use black pepper instead of red chilli..Will try this way.

  19. gud bringal dish...amma makes this usually as a side dish for rice,goes well wid idlli also...we call this as 'karthikai bhaji/kadasal'...wat ever be the same....dish is very tasty...my hubby doesnt like this...so i have no chance to make this....

  20. It looks great on the idlies. Please send that plate across.

  21. Brinjal kosthu looks great...

  22. That looks delicious. This may a good way for me to eat brinjals.( I am not an eggplant lover:-(

  23. Happy cook
    Ya,try it,the coriander smell will dominate..))Thanx
    Yes I know that recipe too..We call that brinjal pepper kuzhambu..
    Thanx for the comments..:))
    Thanx reena!Sure I will//;)
    Daily meals

    Most people dont like Brinjal..including my husband,except this dish...:)

  24. Hi,
    Idli and Gojju inviting me.Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Hi, we make similar pasty brinjal curry and call it 'baingan ka bharta', not exactly same but a bit similar and have it with rice or chaparis/parathas. I will someday make this and try it with doasa and idlis for the first time in my life, thanks for the recipe !


  26. dressing as well as norms of appearence in urban parts these days is increasingly becoming unisex - it very difficult to figure if cute toddlers are boys or girls :D

    isn't there I'am a stay at home mom option? i think that would be rather cute - although there must be exasperating moments I'm sure its a fun job to take care of your boy :).

  27. Thanx Mona for the comments...:))
    Yes I agree with your Words:)
    I too was searching for home maker option but in vain..
    But,as u said ,I love to be a house wife..;D

  28. With idlis!!! nothing can beat this combo. Lovely Rak. Viji

  29. Hi there! Thanks very much for taking the time to visit my blog and help me to discover yours. Your kind comments are deeply appreciated.

    Can't wait to explore your kitchen :)

  30. wow, this is slightly new recipe for me, I love the way it looks with idlis!!:) gotta try sometime!

  31. Welcome, Cynthiya and Mansi...Thanx for dropping by and leaving ur precious comments:))

  32. It came out tasty, and it sounds good. We ate with pongal.

  33. This came out very well, made for tamil new year with venpongal.

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  35. Wowww!! I tried this and it came very delicious and yummy. It goes well with arisi upma as well.

  36. Looks gud n tastes superb...

  37. I made this gothsu. It was so delicious and so simple to make. Usually I make gothsu by roasting the big brinjals on fire. It is tasty but time consuming. This is as tasty yet quick! Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe!


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