Sunday, August 18, 2013

Gothsu or Kotsu is like a chutney but with small chopped pieces of onion. I make brinjal gothsu with idli, dosa, pongal as an accompaniment. It tastes good.

Here is the recipe.

Serves - 3-4

Small Brinjal - 5
Shallots or small onions - 14
Tamarind - Lime size
Coriander seeds - 1 Tablespoon
Dried whole red chillis - 1-2 or as per spice level
Curry leaves - 8
Coriander Leaves - 1 Tablespoon chopped
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 Teaspoon
Salt as per taste
Mustard seeds - 1 Teaspoon
Urad daal - 1 Teaspoon
Chana daal - 1 Teaspoon
Oil - 2 Teaspoon
Asafoetida - 1 pinch
Water as required
Sesame Oil - 1 Tablespoon

Method :
1. Wash the brinjal and cut into small wedges. Boil them in water till they get soft and cooked.
2. Drain the excess water and grind it into a paste once it cools down.
3. Soak the tamarind and extract juice from it.
4. In a small pan dry roast the coriander seeds and dried whole red chillis. Grind it into a powder once its cools down. Alternatively you can also use 1 Teaspoon chilli powder and 1/2 Teaspoon coriander powder.
5. In a cooking vessel heat oil, add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add urad daal, chana daal and asafoetida. Once the daals turns brown add curry leaves.
6. Add onions and fry till they turn translucent. 
7. Add some water, salt, turmeric powder and tamarind extract. 
8. Let this come to a boil and continue to boil for 3 minutes.
9. Add the brinjal paste to the boiling water and mix well.
10. Finally add the ground powder or the red chilli powder and coriander powder and mix well.
11. Add water to adjust consistency as required. Gothsu is of sambhar consistency but can be made thicker.
12. Add sesame oil just before serving and garnish with coriander leaves.

Enjoy Brinjal Gothsu

Recipe adapted from

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