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Kathirikkai gothsu

chidambaram Brinjal gothsu recipe
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Tamilnadu cuisine
Keyword: brinjal, gothsu, kathirikkai
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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gothsu powder

  • 2 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp chana dal
  • 9-10 dry red chillies

potato-brinjal paste

  • 2.5 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 cup small onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped potatoes
  • 3/4 cup brinjal chopped

other ingredients

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 spring curry leaves
  • 1 no green chilli - chopped
  • 1 large onion - finely chopped
  • 1.5 cups tamarind water


  • firstly for making gothsu powder, dry roast coriander seeds, chana dal and red chillies until it is slightly reddish. cool and grind to fine powder. 
  • heat oil in same pan, fry onions, potatoes and brinjal until roasted. cool and grind coarsely
  • heat oil again in same pan and pop in mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, curry leaves, green chilli chopped and chopped onions. 
  • fry until onions are slightly brown. further add tamarind water and let it come to a rolling boil. 
  • when it is boiling, add gothsu powder, ground potato brinjal paste and mix well
  • add a pinch of asafoetida, water, drizzle some oil over it, close and cook for 5-10 minutes until oil leaves the sides. 
  • open and mix again. serve with idli/dosa/pongal. 



  • adding potato thickens the gravy but it is optional
  • you can also boil the brinjal instead of fryingĀ