November 1, 2009

Kathrikai Gotsu / kotsu

Posted in Gravy, Indian Lunch, sides at 10:32 am by kalpana



  1. Indian eggplants – 8 to 10
  2. Gingelly oil – 4 tablespoons
  3. Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
  4. Urad dal – 1  teaspoon
  5. Chana dal – 1 teaspoon
  6. Curry leaves – few
  7. red chillies – 5
  8. Green chilli – 1
  9. Finely chopped Onion – 1 cup
  10. Coriander powder – 1 tablespoon
  11. Tamarind pulp – 1/2 cup
  12. Powdered Jaggery – 2 pinches.
  13. Salt to taste.


  • Brush the eggplants with oil.
  • preheat the conventional oven to 425 deg  F .Place the eggplants in a baking sheet pan and roast the eggplants for about 30 to 35 minutes.You can cook the eggplants directly on the stove top too.Either way is fine.
  • Take the roasted eggplants out of oven and allow it to cool.
  • Peel the skin ,mash it well and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add the mustard seeds,urad dhal ,chana dal,curry leaves ,cilantro and fry for for few seconds.
  • Add the chopped garlic,ginger,red chillies ,green chillies ,onion and saute themfor 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Add the mashed eggplants,salt,turmeric powder,tamarind paste and mix well.
  • Cook it for about 7  to 8 minutes till everything blends together.
  • Add little grated jaggery at the end to balance out all the different  flavors.Mix well and take it out of heat.
  • Serve with rice.


  1. Malar Gandhi said,

    Kothsu looks perfect and inviting…all I need is some pongla to go with this:)

  2. kalpana said,

    Thank you malar gandhi 🙂 i am glad you like it 🙂

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