Brinjal Gotsu

Brinjal Gotsu - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
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.
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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time13 minutes
Served As: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
Recipe Cuisine Type: South Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 5

Ingredients
 

  • 3 Brinjal â
  • 2 Tamarind or lemon â lemon size
  • 4 Green Chillies â
  • small piece Ginger â
  • 500 ml Water â
  • 1/4 tsp Musturd €“ ¼ Tsp musturd â
  • 1/2 gm Bengal Gram €“ ½ Tsp bengal â
  • 1/2 tsp Urad dhal â
  • 1 tsp Oil â
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 1 pinch asafoetida â generous
  • 1-2 leaves Coriander
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Instructions
 

  • Wash the brinjal and rub with oil.
    Brinjal Gotsu - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Burn the brinjal in fire and keep turning until all sides are cooked.
    Brinjal Gotsu - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Peel the skin and mash the brinjal.
    Brinjal Gotsu - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Blend the tamarind in water and make it as a juice with 500ml water.
    Brinjal Gotsu - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Take pan and add oil and hing.
    Brinjal Gotsu - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Add mustard, Bengal gram dhal, urad dhal and fry for a min
    Brinjal Gotsu - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Add ginger and let it fry.
    Brinjal Gotsu - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Add green chili and let it fry.Switch off the gas.
    Brinjal Gotsu - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Add the tamarind.
    Brinjal Gotsu - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Add the mashed brinjal.
    Brinjal Gotsu - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Add salt.
    Brinjal Gotsu - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Add coriander.
    Brinjal Gotsu - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers

Recipe Notes

Tamarind should be raw and should not be cooked. That’s the taste here.

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Neeru Srikanth
Neeru Srikanth

I love to cook the most authentic way. Most of my recipes are cooked either in claypot or kalchatti / soapstone. They are extremely beneficial as they retain the nutrients. Before cooking a recipe in these vessels I do in-depth research and make sure it is doable in any modular kitchen.

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