Sunday, March 10, 2013

CHIDAMBARAM KATHIRIKAI GOTHSU

Ven Pongal and Gothsu are made for each other as Idli is to sambar. Whenever I make pongal I usually make coconut chutney or Brinjal Puli gothsu. This is a different variety of gothsu that uses smoked brinjal along with toor dhal.This is a famous dish from Chidambaram and there are several versions of the recipe.I followed the recipe from one of the old cook books that I had(Cook and see).

Chidambaram Kathirikai Gothsu


Ingredients
Brinjal(Eggplant) : 1 large
Toor dhal: 1/4 cup
Ginger finely chopped: 1 tsp
Turmeric powder: a pinch
Asafoetida: a pinch
Lemon : 1 small
Green chillies: 3 or 4
Salt: to taste
Curry leaves: a sprig
Coriander leaves chopped: 1 tablespoon
Oil: 2 tsp
Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp
Urad dhal: 1/2 tsp
Cashew nuts: 5 

Procedure:
  1. Cook the toor dhal along with turmeric powder and asafoetida.
  2. Wash the brinjal and wipe it dry with a tissue/cloth
  3. Pierce a fork on knife on the edge and cook in direct flame in stove
  4. Rotate the brinjal with the fork so that it gets cooks on all sides
  5. In 5 minutes or so, the skin of the brinjal will start shrinking and becomes black
  6. Remove from the flame and allow to cool
  7. Now peel the brinjal and mash it with a fork and keep this aside
  8. Add the mashed brinjal to the cooked dhal and allow it to boil for a couple of minutes 
  9. Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. Once it starts spluttering add urad dhal, chopped green chillies , ginger and curry leaves
  10. Add this to the gothsu
  11. Finally add lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves

Step by Step picture
Chidambaram Kathirikai Gothsu

Chidambaram Kathirikai Gothsu

Chidambaram Kathirikai Gothsu

Chidambaram Kathirikai Gothsu


27 comments:

  1. Yummy dish! I love the smoked flavour & I like the way you have added lentils in your preparations.

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  2. What an intelligent way to hide the brinjal in the dal. Stunner

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  3. I live how clear the pictures look...very nice combination..

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  4. Flavorful gothsu. would be great with dosas

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  5. wow! looks too good! can I hv some with my idli or rice?

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  6. Nice combination to ven pongal. Very nice snap Shylaja. Step wise pictures are also very nice...

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  7. Looks yum..like the way you did it

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  8. That's new to me...looks delicious

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  9. Such a popular dish, love gothsu with crispy dosas,my fav combo anytime.

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  10. Awesome ya. We consume a lot of eggplant. I make gothsu all the time for pongal too. Will try your version. I already love it.

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  11. never had this...Nice find from an old book...

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  12. சிதம்பரம் கொத்சு ரெசிபியை தான் தேடிட்டிருந்தேன்,நிச்சயம் செய்து பார்க்கனும்....அருமையா இருக்கு!!

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  13. Good one. My mom makes this very often but owing to allergies I don't cook with brinjal!

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  14. Bookmarking this. Heard about this recipe but never made.Will try soon:-)

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  15. Good one....a different and new dish for me.

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  16. Such a comfort dish! Love this recipe. Reminds me of my mother's cooking :)

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  17. "சமைத்துப் பார்"- புத்தகத்தைப் பார்த்து சமைச்சீங்களா? நாங்களும் பார்த்துட்டோம்! :)

    சுட்ட கத்தரிக்காய் கூட பருப்பு சேர்த்து செய்ததில்லை, நல்லா இருக்கு ஷைலஜா!

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  18. Haven't tried this by smoked eggplant. Hope tastes great.

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  19. wow delicious version thanks for sharing...

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  20. Pongal and gotsu are a match made in heaven. Awesome clicks...

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  21. Wowwwww.... Looks super delicious.. Love it :)

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  22. your photos are amazing - I don't even like eggplant and you make me wish I had a spoon to dig into that bowl!

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  23. pongal and kathirikkai gothsu are made for each other.. delicious preparation..
    Sowmya
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  24. Delicious looking gothsu.. Love it!

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  25. Wow! Brinjal and dal... Who knew?! Looks so yummy. Am definitely making this.
    Anjana @ www.happyandharried.wordpress.com

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