Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Sutta Kathirikkai Gothsu-Roasted Brinjal Gothsu-Side Dish for Pidi Kozhukattai

Upma Kozhukattai/pidi kozhukattai with brinjal gothsu is one of my favorite dish. Both pair very well with each other. I have already posted brinjal gothsu but this brinjal gothsu is different as this is made from roasted brinjals, which gives a smoky flavor to the dish. This gothsu can be served with upma kozhukattai, ven pongal, chapati and arisi upma. Today we will learn how to make brinjal gotsu with step wise pictures following this easy recipe.

Sutta Kathrikai Gothsu-Brinjal Gothsu

Brinjal Gothsu-Sutta Kathrikai Gothsu

Brinjal Gothsu-Sutta Kathrikai Gothsu

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 3-4
 Recipe CategorySide Dish
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Brinjal - 3 medium size
   Onion - 3/4 cup finely chopped
   Tomato - 3/4 cup finely chopped
   Green chillies - 3-4 slit
   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
   Salt needed
   Thin Tamarind extract - 1 cup
   Rice flour - 1 tsp

  For the seasoning

   Oil - 2 tbsp
   Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
   Hing - a generous pinch
   Curry Leaves - a sprig

   For Garnishing

   Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp finely chopped


Wash and wipe the brinjals dry. Insert a skewer through the brinjal and roast it over fire until the skin become charred as seen in the picture below. Repeat the same for the other two brinjals.

Put them in water and peel off the charred skin. Cut it finely and keep it aside.

Cut onion and tomatoes finely. Slit green chillies.

Soak a grape sized ball of tamarind in hot water and extract thin tamarind juice. We need 1 cup of thin tamarind extract. Discard the pulp.

Mix rice flour with 2-3 tbsp of water and keep it aside.

fire roasted brinjals

Now keep all the ingredients ready.

ingredients needed of brinjal gothsu


Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add hing, curry leaves and green chillies.


Add onions and saute until onions turn transparent.

sauteing onions

Add tomatoes, turmeric powder, salt needed and saute until tomatoes are slightly cooked.

Brinjal Gothsu-Side Dish for Pidi Kozhukattai

Add tamarind water and cook covered on medium heat until the raw flavor of the tamarind goes.

brinjal gothsu recipe

Kathirikkai gotsu recipe

Once the raw flavor of the tamarind goes, add the chopped brinjal and cook on low heat for another 5 minutes until the brinjal is well incorporated with the gravy.

Sutta Kathrikai Gothsu recipe

Add the rice flour mixture and cook for a further few minutes.

Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with upma kozhukattai or arisi upma or chapati or even ven pongal.

side dish for upma kozhukattai

Note - You can adjust the consistency of the gothsu as preferred. The gothsu should neither be too thick nor too watery.

Check my Upma Kozhukattai Recipe or click the picture below for recipe with step wise pictures.

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  1. What is the difference between this gotsu & the "baingan bartha" of North India?

    1. We do not add tamarind for baingan bartha. For this gothsu, I have adding only green chillies but for baingan bartha, we add lot of spice powder like coriander powder, garam masala, chilli powder etc

  2. nice post. will try and have added this recipe to my cooking list. first time heard of brinjal sutta gothsu. thanks for posting.


  3. As always wonderful dish from the lady.

  4. I live abroad and don't have gas , I have electric stove. Can you please let me know how to do roasting on electric. Or can I bake the brinjal?

    1. Line baking tray with aluminium foil. After applying a thin coat of oil all over the brinjal, prick it in some places using a fork and bake at 180 degree C until soft. Keep rotating the brinjal every 15 minutes for even cooking. Then you can broil on high for a few minutes.

    2. We in chettinad make Kathrika Kosumalli, same as how you do, but we add a potato instead of rice flour for thickening. I tried this recipe today, burnt/broiled 1 big eggplant in the oven for 20 minutes, awesome smoky flavor. Very simple but delicious. Looking forward to try your diwali sweets! Big fan!

  5. Excellent ! Will try it for sure thanks

  6. Replies
    1. Adding onions gives a good taste. But you can do without onions also.


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