Kathirikkai Kothsu/Gothsu|Brinjal Kothsu/Gothsu

This dish is an ideal combination/accompaniment with pongal/idly/upma. A very quick to do and healthy side dish. A very simple dish which can even be a baby food post 8 months.


  • Brinjal-1 cup(chopped)kathirikkai kothsu1
  • Onion-1/2 cup(finely chopped)
  • Tomato-1/2 cup(finely chopped)
  • Tamarind extract-1/4 cup
  • Moong dhal-3/4 cup(finely cooked and mashed)
  • Sambar powder-1 tbsp
  • Salt-To taste
  • Oil-To cook
  • Turmeric powder-A pinch
  • Hing-A pinch

To temper:

  • Mustard seeds-1/4 tsp
  • Urad dhal-1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves

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1.Add oil in a pan and heat it.

2.Add the chopped onion,tomato and brinjal one after the other and saute them.until they turn soft.

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3.Add hing,turmeric powder and sambar powder and give a quick stir.

4.When they blend well,add water to get the brinjal cook well.

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5.Close the pan with a lid and let it cook in medium flame.

6.When the brinjal is cooked to 80% add tamarind extact and mix well.

7.Add the mashed dhal and cook it for 5 minutes.

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8.Tempering is optional.

9.Serve it hot.



you can adjust the level sambar powder as per your taste.

It has to be in a semi gravy state .

Adding chopped shallots instead of onion enhances the taste.

Avoid salt and reduce spicy level for babies less than 1 year.

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7 thoughts on “Kathirikkai Kothsu/Gothsu|Brinjal Kothsu/Gothsu

  1. Another tasty dish by kalyani….thanx a lot….actually I just love south Indian dishes…….and Nw I introduce to my lo south indian dishes along with north indian…u r simply suprb dear… Thanx

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