Kathirikai Gosthu/ Brinjal Gosthu (Eggplant Gravy)

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Kathirikai/ Brinjal Gosthu (Eggplant Gravy)


  • Kathirikai /Brinjal – 1 no (large) or 6 nos (small)
  • Onion (medium) – 1 no
  • Tomato – 1 no
  • Tamarind – Gooseberry size (Soak in water for few min)
  • Moong dal – ¼ cup
  • Green chili – 2 nos
  • Sambar Powder – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Grated ginger – 1 tsp
  • Asafetida – ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Coriander leaves – few
  • Mustered seeds – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal – ½ tsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – to taste

Kathirikai/ Brinjal Gosthu (Eggplant Gravy) Ingredients


  • Take a pressure pan/cooker, heat the oil and add chopped onion, sauté it until the raw smell is gone. Then add the chopped tomato, green chilies and ginger. Mix it well.

Kathirikai/ Brinjal Gosthu (Eggplant Gravy) Preparation

  • Add the chopped Kathirikai /Brinjal, moong dal, turmeric powder, sambar powder, asafoetida, curry leaves, salt and water (enough water to cook). Cook it for 2 – 3 whistles. Let it cool.

Kathirikai/ Brinjal Gosthu (Eggplant Gravy) Preparation

  • Add the tamarind extract in the cooked item. Let it boil until raw smell is gone.
  • For seasoning: Heat the oil and add the mustered seeds. When it splutters, add urad dal and fry until golden color. Pour it in the gosthu. Garnish it with coriander leaves.
  • Serve it hot with rice or as a side dish for Dosa/Idli.

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