Kathirika (brinjal) gothsu

One of amma’s favorite and popular dish. I don’t know what took me so many years to try this dish. It could be because of my aversion towards Brinjal that still exists. This is for M and all those Brinjal lovers.

Its very easy to make


To Pressure cook
 (Brinjal) – 2 medium-size
Onion – 1 medium-size
Tomato  – 1 medium-size
Green chillies – 4 to 5 numbers or according to your taste

To Saute
Split urad dal
Curry leaves
Onion – finely chopped (handful). Optional
Ginger – finely chopped (a small piece). This is optional.  I added this as M likes the flavor of ginger.
Salt – as required

1. Steam the ingredients under “To Pressure cook” list in cooker with some water for 2 whistles.
2. Drain excess water, let it cool down and mash the cooked mix with the back of a ladle.  No need to grind in mixer as the ingredients are already well cooked and they will be easy to mash with hand.
3. Sauté all the ingredients in “To Saute” list one after the other. 
4. Add the mashed mix, drained water and bring it to boil for few minutes.

Voila Kathirika gothsu is ready to serve.  (Kathirika is the tamil name for Brinjal)

P.S: You can make it watery or thick. Its up to your like.


23 thoughts on “Kathirika (brinjal) gothsu

  1. nahin ji , not a fan of brinjal.. its hindi or punjabi name is BEGUN (baingun).. my dad use to call it BE – GUN.. NO gun in it 🙂

  2. my Appa LOVES this dish..especially with Dosa…I should send this to him and ask him to make it 🙂

    I love the way you have presented it awesome

    • yeah this goes very well with Dosa or Idli as per M and amma and brother’s verdict.. they are three lovers of this dish in our family.

      presentation is chumma show-off re.. 🙂

    • woww should I be happy that I have so many companies? I mean the “brinjal non-lovers”.. 🙂
      yeah the recipe is very simple so I opted to do it for M 🙂

  3. A small tip..it tastes Heavenly when you cook the brinjal on Stove top directly..ie apply some oil and cook the full brinjal on stove top and peel it….alternatively you can use MW or Oven. The taste is awesome and the best side dish for Pongal.

    So just saute the onion tomato chilli ginger etc and add this cooked brinjal thats it…

  4. My first time here 🙂 I make the gojju but I fry the brinjal in oil directly (chopped brinjal) and that tastes heavenly as well. I’d love to try this one out 🙂
    and loved loved the presentation 🙂

  5. Hehe no need to say sorry :)) actually, the seasoning is done first. So after seasoning jeera, methi seeds, curry leaves, mustard and all that, add the diced brinjals, fry them and then add tamarind water, bring to boil, add some jaggery and salt and bring to boil 🙂 I did post a rather unclear picture of it in the post and called it brinjals Gojju.it is here https://kismitoffeebar.wordpress.com/2012/05/

    I would love to know how it turned out for you :))

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