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Ingredients

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6 Eggplants/ Kathrikai small ones
1 tbsp Oil
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1 Green chillies cut finely
Few Curry leaves
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 small marble size Tamarind
3/4 cup Warm water
1 tbsp Gothsu Podi
1/4 tsp Asafoetida
2 tsp Jaggery powder
1 tbsp Coriander optional for garnishing
to taste Salt

Kathrikai Gothsu / Eggplant Gothsu

  • 20 minutes
  • Serves 3
  • Easy

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Ask a south indian what he would for breakfast and it is very likely that he may say 3 answers. The might be one of these three in no particular order. Idli/ Dosai and Pongal. The side dish which he would hope for would again be these. An array of chutney’s, sambhar, and a must for venpongal would be Kathrikai gothsu. The other accompainments for a ven Pongal or rava Pongal would be hotel sambhar and chutney.

kathrikai gothsu

Kathrikai Gothsu

Kathrikai gothsu is generally prepared by roasting the brinjal in direct fire. You can do that but I would like to saute it for a while so that it gets cooked. Then the skin can be removed and mashed and the gothsu can be prepared. Gothsu powder is a main ingredient in the preparation of this flavourful gothsu. You can find the recipe for the Gothsu podi HERE. Onion gothsu can also be prepared in the similar way using chopped shallots.. If the gothsu powder is ready then preparaing the gothsu and sambhar and chutney would be easily possible even if it is a hurried morning.

When this flavourfulis served with hot venpongal or rava Pongal, be sure you will ask for more.  The other type of gothsu which is perfect as a side dish for Pongal is Chidambaram kathrikai gothsu

Check out the video for this flavourful Kathrikai gothsu

This month for the A-z challenge, the selected alphabet is E. We had to cook on an ingredient whose English name starts with alphabet E and my contribution is Kathrikai Gothsu towards it.

Steps

1
Done

Soak the tamarind in warm water for 1/2 hour. Squeeze and strain the liquid keep aside

2
Done

Remove the stalk and cut the eggplants into 4 pieces each.

3
Done

Heat oil in a pan and saute the eggplants for a while with a lid closed. Cook for 3 minutes and let it cool. Now remove the skin of the eggplants and mash the eggplants and keep aside.

4
Done

Now heat the 2 tsp oil in the same pan. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter.

5
Done

Now add the green chillies and saute for 1 minute

6
Done

Next add the curry leaves and saute for 1 minute

7
Done

Now pour the tamarind juice and let it boil for 2-3 minutes or till the raw smell goes away

8
Done

Next add the mashed brinjals and boil well.

9
Done

Now add the gothsu powder and salt and continue to boil. Add more water to get the required consistency

10
Done

Finally add the jaggery and and asafetida and boil for 2-3 minutes.

11
Done

Garnich with corinader leaves or curry leaves

12
Done

Serve hot with ven pongal

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This dish is new to me and I found have never guessed that it’s for breakfast! Haven’t tried cooking eggplants with tamarind and jaggery yet and within this week I’ve come across two recipes of eggplant with tamarind so have to give it a try sometime soon! 🙂 The curry looks delicious. What is gothsu powder? Can it be substituted for something commonly available?

I discovered this Gotsu rather late in life and have been a fan ever since. I just love Ven Pongal and this gotsu with it.

The colour you have achieved is absolutely marvellous.

This dish is totally new to me. What is gotsu powder it’s just like sambar powder or any other name of this powder.This recipe itself sounds and looks so delicious.

Love the colour of the gothsu, so my kind – Fiery! I always stock up Gothsu podi at home and then one can throw in all kinds of veggies and make a quick side dish for tiffin time. I personally like kathrikai the best out of the lot.

The curry is looking rich, spicy and tasty……I never made a curry with smashed eggplant……this recipe is new to me and I am willing to give it a try….. 🙂
I want to know what is ‘Gothsu Podi’ ??

A completely new recipe for me. Loved the colour. Looks so inviting. I would love to have it with hot steamed rice. Can I make it with podi masala instead of gothsu podi? Lovely share.

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This dish is new to me and I found have never guessed that it’s for breakfast! Haven’t tried cooking eggplants with tamarind and jaggery yet and within this week I’ve come across two recipes of eggplant with tamarind so have to give it a try sometime soon! 🙂 The curry looks delicious. What is gothsu powder? Can it be substituted for something commonly available?

I discovered this Gotsu rather late in life and have been a fan ever since. I just love Ven Pongal and this gotsu with it.

The colour you have achieved is absolutely marvellous.

This dish is totally new to me. What is gotsu powder it’s just like sambar powder or any other name of this powder.This recipe itself sounds and looks so delicious.

Love the colour of the gothsu, so my kind – Fiery! I always stock up Gothsu podi at home and then one can throw in all kinds of veggies and make a quick side dish for tiffin time. I personally like kathrikai the best out of the lot.

The curry is looking rich, spicy and tasty……I never made a curry with smashed eggplant……this recipe is new to me and I am willing to give it a try….. 🙂
I want to know what is ‘Gothsu Podi’ ??

A completely new recipe for me. Loved the colour. Looks so inviting. I would love to have it with hot steamed rice. Can I make it with podi masala instead of gothsu podi? Lovely share.

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