Kathirikkai Gothsu

Roasted brinjal curry made in south indian style


  • 2 1/2 cups Brinjal (long green variety), diced and de-stalked
  • 3  Brinjal, medium
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup tomato chopped
  • 3 green chillies, slit
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Salt as needed
  • 1 cup thin tamarind extract
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 pinch Hing
  • 1 sprig Curry Leaves
  • 1 tbsp Coriander leaves, finely chopped for garnish


  1. Roast brinjal over fire till inside is tender and outer skin is charred.
  2. Peel off charred skin. Cut finely and keep aside.
  3. Heat oil. Splutter mustard seeds, hing, curry leaves and green chillies.
  4. Add onions. Saute till transparent.
  5. Add tomatoes, turmeric powder, salt needed and saute until tomatoes are slightly cooked.
  6. Add tamarind water. Cook covered on medium heat till raw flavour of tamarind is gone.
  7. Add chopped brinjal. Mix and cook on low heat for 5 minutes till brinjal is cooked.
  8. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves. Serve kathirikkai gothsu hot with upma, chapatti or ven pongal.
  9. Garnish with chopped cilantro leaves. Serve Kathirikkai Gothsu with idly, dosa or steamed rice

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