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Brinjal Gotsu

Brinjal Gotsu
Brinjal Gotsu
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  • Serves5 Person(s)
  • CategoryVeg
  • Cuisine TypeSouth Indian
  • Good for breakfast , Brunch , Dinner
About this Recipe

Gotsu is a common side dish for idly or Pongal in Tamilnadu. I love the tangy taste of it. However after coming to Singapore I never made it. This time when I went to India I learnt it from my mom. There are various ways to prepare this dish, in Chidambaram side the brinjal is boiled in water and cooked along with onion’s. In this version of Gotsu, the brinjal is roasted in the fire directly and the smoky taste is simply drooling.Another variation is the tamarind is used raw and not cooked in fire. We use only one spoon of oil for a 500ml gotsu for garnishing purposes.

Ingredients & Quantity
  • Brinjal – 3
  • Tamarind – 2 lemon size
  • Green chili – 4
  • Ginger – small piece
  • Water – 500ml
  • Musturd – ¼ tsp
  • Bengal gram – ½ tsp
  • Urad dhal – ½ tsp
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Hing – A generous pinch
  • Coriander leaves - few
How to cook?
  1. Wash the brinjal and rub with oil.
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  3. Burn the brinjal in fire and keep turning until all sides are cooked.
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  5. Peel the skin and mash the brinjal.
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  7. Blend the tamarind in water and make it as a juice with 500ml water.
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  9. Take pan and add oil and hing.
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  11. Add mustard, Bengal gram dhal, urad dhal and fry for a min
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  13. Add ginger and let it fry.
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  15. Add green chili and let it fry.Switch off the gas.
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  17. Add the tamarind.
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  19. Add the mashed brinjal.
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  21. Add salt.
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  23. Add coriander.
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Tamarind should be raw and should not be cooked. That’s the taste here.

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