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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Kathirikai Gothsu | Brinjal/Aubergine Sambar| Sidedish for Pongal/Idli!

Gothsu is a south indian gravy, like sambar for Pongal or Idli. For this we use split green gram/siruparuppu. I never knew until I got married to a Chennaiate. Many dishes are different from Karnataka.Tamilnadu dishes are prepared and enjoyed with combinations. I have prepared many times and today posting it.

Kathirikai/Brinjal -  2nos(Medium size chopped)
Tamarind water - 1 cup
Paasiparuppu/Split green gram - 1/2 cup(cooked and mashed)
Sambar Powder - 2 tspns
Ginger - 1tblspn
Curry leaves/Coriander - 1 tblspn
Turmeric - 1/4 tspn
Jaggery - a small piece(optional)

Oil - 1 tspn
Mustard - 1/4 tspn
Hing - 1/4 tspn

Preparation Method
Heat a kadai, add oil, mustard,wait till it pops out.
Add hing and saute for a minute.
Add ginger and curry leaves and saute for 5 mins.
Add brinjal, salt and cook till soft.
Add tamarind water, turmeric and boil
Add sambar powder and mix.
After one boil add mashed dal with water.
Check on salt.
Add jaggery and let it boil once.

Off the stove add chopped coriander leaves.

Serve hot with Ven Pongal / Idli / Dosas.

I have served with Venpongal for Sunday morning Breakfast which was truly delicious.


Unknown on March 13, 2013 at 1:53 PM said...

gotsu came out well with all flavours... picture perfect with pongal....

Vimitha Durai on March 13, 2013 at 4:27 PM said...

Would be great with dosas or idlis. Nice one
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Shruti Dhingra Wahi on March 13, 2013 at 5:57 PM said...

Want to have this with boiled rice !!
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virunthu unna vaanga on March 13, 2013 at 6:56 PM said...

Yummy n delicious... on March 13, 2013 at 7:07 PM said...

looks very delicious with idlis..

Rajani on March 13, 2013 at 7:52 PM said...

We love this kothsu too! Pongal and kothsu - great combo.

Unknown on March 13, 2013 at 8:29 PM said...

would have come so good!!! this is such a comfort food!!!
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divya on March 13, 2013 at 10:37 PM said...

Looks inviting... Delish...

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Would any French cook ever substitute 'dosai' for their 'crepes'?Up till very recently India was the only nation in the world which was unique in the way our women dressed -the beautiful unique saree,donning the 'pottu' & greeting each other with Namaste!
But today we are "more western than the westerners"!
What are we trying to prove to the world???Let us not make fools of ourselves.
Let us keep to our wonderful ancient cultural traditions for India is the cradle of civilization.
Your blog is in reality a homage to our ancestors who have handed us our ancient PAAKASHASHTRAM for good health & longevity!

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