Gotsu a traditional and delicious side dish for venn pongal. Pongal with gotsu is one of the popular SouthIndian Breakfast. We can make gotsu with mixed vegetables. But Brinjal gotsu (Kathirikkai Gotsu / Venn Pongal Gotsu) is the traditional gotsu variety. This is the recipe which I learnt from my Grandmother. Venn Pongal with Brinjal Gotsu is one of her signature dish. Most of the weekend, especially Sunday, this is my morning breakfast. A perfect accompaniment for Pongal, Idli, dosa and even for upma.

Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time10 mins
Cooking Time40 mins
Servings4
Recipe CategoryMain
Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

Brinjal Gotsu Recipe | Kathirikkai Gotsu Recipe | Venn Pongal Gotsu Recipe
Brinjal Gotsu Recipe | Kathirikkai Gotsu Recipe | Venn Pongal Gotsu Recipe

Ingredients:
Brinjal3
Moong Dal1/4 Cup
Shallots / Baby Onions12-15
Tomato1
Green Chillies2
Tamarind extract1/2 Cup
Turmeric Powder 1/4 teaspoon
SaltTo taste
Coriander Leaves1 tablespoon


For Grinding:
Oil1 teaspoon
Channa Dal1 tablespoon
Coriander Seeds1 tablespoon
Red Chilli1
Peppercorns1/4 teapsoon

For Seasoning:
Oil1 tablespoon
Mustard Seeds1 teaspoon
Cumin Seeds1/2 teaspoon
Curry LeavesFew

Brinjal Gotsu Recipe | Kathirikkai Gotsu Recipe | Venn Pongal Gotsu Recipe
Brinjal Gotsu Recipe | Kathirikkai Gotsu Recipe | Venn Pongal Gotsu Recipe

Method:
  1. Wash and chop the brinjals and soak it in water to prevent de-colourisation. Peel the shallots and chop tomatoes and keep it aside. Slit the green chillies.
  2. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan, add grinding ingredients and fry them till they turn golden brown color.

  3. Cool it off and take it to a mixer jar. Grind it to a nice powder and set it aside

  4. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow it to sputter. Add cumin seeds and allow it to sputter. Then add few curry leaves and saute for few seconds

  5. Then add the peeled shallots and saute in oil for couple of minutes. Then add the chopped tomatoes and saute along with shallots

  6. Then add chopped brinjals. Add little water and turmeric powder and mix everything well. Add tamarind extract along with salt and mix well. 

  7. Add the spice powder and give a good mix. Heat a cooker. Add moong dal and turmeric powder 

  8. Add the brinjal mixture to the cooker and mix everything well. Close the cooker and allow it for 3-4 whistles. When the pressure is fully released, remove the lid, stir well. Finally garish with coriander leaves

  9. Serve the delectable Brinjal Gotsu (Kathirikkai Gotsu) with pongal, Idli or Dosa and enjoy the Gotsu!
  10. Brinjal Gotsu Recipe | Kathirikkai Gotsu Recipe | Venn Pongal Gotsu Recipe
    Brinjal Gotsu Recipe | Kathirikkai Gotsu Recipe | Venn Pongal Gotsu Recipe

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  1. Hello mami,
    I have not made with onion before. I will try and give you feedback.

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