Feb 5, 2011

Gotsu(Kathrikai/Egg plant Gotsu)

Ingredients
  • Eggplant( big )……………......... 1
  • Big Onion(chopped)………….....1
  • Tamarind Extract (lemon size ) …..1cup
  • 6 hot green chillies, slit and cut into pieces
  • Mustard Seeds………………….1 tsp
  • Chana Dhal……………………..1 tsp
  • Urad Dhal………………………1 tsp
  • Red Chilies……………………  2
  • Curry Leaves…………………..few
  • Hing……………………………1/2 tsp
  • Sambar Powder………………  2 tsp
  • Jaggery Powder........................... 2 tsp
  • Salt to Taste
This dish can be eaten with rice
Gotsu

Method

  • Keep the brinjal on the gas stove and burn it. .
  • ( Apply little oil on the Kathirikkai 
  • Turn the sides and make it burn. 
  • Cool it and peel the skin. Eggplant/brinjal and bake them in the oven at 250 degrees for 30 minutes..
  • Mash the eggplant into pieces.
  • Heat a pan with oil add mustard seeds chillies, urad dhal and chana dhal.
  • When the mustard seeds crackle add onions and fry.
  • Then add tamarind water, mashed eggplant, turmeric powder, hing, jaggery powder, sambar powder and salt. Let it boil for 5 minutes. Add curry leaves 
  • Eat this gotsu with ven pongal.
  • Heat a pan with oil add mustard seeds, urad dhal, chana dhal, chillies and hing.
  • Add the onion and fry well. 
  • Pour the tamarind extract, turmeric powder, sambar powder, curry leaves ,salt, the mashed eggplant, jaggery  mix well, and boil for 5 more minutes.
  • Tomatoes(more) can be substituted instead of the eggplant for a tomato- onion gotsu. 
  • Add more chillies.This gotsu can be eaten with rice and pappad.
  • It can be the side dish for Pongal and idli.

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