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Brinjal Gothsu Recipe (Kathrikkai Gothsu Tirunelveli Style )| Side dishfor Idli Dosa

Kathrikkai Gothsu Tirunelveli Style
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: South Indian
Author: Kalyani


  • Brinjal - 4 medium sized
  • Green chillies - 3
  • Small onions - 1/4 cup loosely packed
  • Tamarind - gooseberry sized
  • Grated Coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp

To Temper

  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Sesame seeds oil - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig



  • Wash the brinjals and green chillies well in running water and chop them roughly. Pressure cook it with one cup of water for a whistle. In the meantime, chop the onions finely and soak the tamirnd in warm water and extract the juice.
  • Once the pressure got released from the cooker, grind the brinjals and green chillies with grated coconut to a fine paste. Set aside.


  • Heat a pan with oil and add the items to temper. Once mustard seeds cracks and urad dal turning brown, add curry leaves. Then add small onions and fry them for 5 minutes.
  • Once the onions turn light golden,add brinjal coconut paste and mix well. Then add tamirnd juice to the mix.
  • Boil the Gothsu well for five minutes in medium flame until the raw smell of tamirnd completely leaves and the gothsu becomes little thick. Garnish with Corainder leaves and switch off the flame.


Serving: 3g