Day 5 of the blogging marathon and my theme is ‘Combo meals’.
Ven Pongal – Gotsu is a “made for each other” combo. Can anybody deny that? The tangy gravy with eggplant pulp is a perfect side to the hearty Pongal. This is again another dish I picked up because K loves Pongal. I make Pongal once a week and when I have some extra time I pair it with Gotsu. You can either roast the eggplant over the flame or broil at a low setting in oven. Broiling takes longer say an hour whereas stove top took only about 15 minutes.
If you have the eggplant pulp ready, this dish can be put together in no time. The richness of Pongal combined with the tangy gravy makes this combo a winner. You can find the recipe of Pongal here.
1 tsp oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp urad dal
1/2 tsp channa dal
4 red chillies
Lemon size tamarind (About 1.5 cups juice)
Roast the eggplant over the flame or in the oven. Keep turning the eggplant so all sides get cooked.
When the eggplant is cooked allow it to cool. Remove the skin once it is cooled.
Mash the eggplant and keep aside.
Heat oil and season with mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal, red chillies and curry leaves.
Add the tamarind juice, asafoetida and salt.
Bring to a boil.
Add the eggplant pulp. Turn off the stove after 5 minutes.
Yummy Gotsu ready and we had it with pongal of course
39 Responses to Eggplant Gotsu (Kathrikkai Gotsu)
Wowww.. Delicious looking dish.. Simply inviting dear.
Tangy yummy gravy
Love this gojju.
ரொம்ப நல்லா இருக்கு ….எனக்கு கத்திரிக்காய் என்றால் ரொம்பவும் பிடிக்கும்….அடுத்த முறை செய்து பார்க்க வேண்டும்…
Nice and unique recipe..never tried egg plant this way..looks delicious and so yummy!
That's a lovely recipes. Eggplant always taste nice with chilli.
What a great eggplant recipe ~ nice inviting clicks!
Yum, very very nice recipe and pics
gotsu looks extremely delicious, nice combo with pongal..
Tangy & finger licking good!!!
That's a good combo! I make it differently the easier way… without taking the pulp…just chopped eggplants…
good one…i do it with some variation..this is a festive dish called "pachi pulusu" for bhogi.
nice brief explanation..
i love both the recipes, but never combined it!
Pongal, gothsu and coconut chutney….make for a wonderfully satisfying meal. Nice clicks.
in bengalis we only make begun pora( or baigan ka bharta) or shallow fry eggplants…this is really different way to cook eggplant!!
We actually don't like eggplant but we make the same gotsu (we call it gojju) with different ingredients. We love it with Venpongal too!!
wow this look awesome, never tried it, book marking it.
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The pictures are tempting!..strange I have not made the Gotsu till now..
Perfect with Pongal.. Tasty Gotsu..
This looks a good and spicy side dish with pongal…i was thinking of trying it out with Khichdi as well!!
I like this, I used to eat some thing like this in Kuwait but never tried to make. Now that I have the recipe , I will try it out.
Have a nice day
We too make a similar one,love it with idly a lot!
Delicious gotsu,luks so tempting…
Never tried this before !! looks superb and wonderful !!
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hmm…very new to me and with pongal…hv to try this…awesome click dear
I have never tasted gotsu with ven pongal. Next time I am going to try it..
Looks awesome.. I'm all for eggplant dishes, will try your version soon.
Wow, never tried this before but looks great. Will try this soon.
Nice n tangy gravy….looks delicious..:)
new to me…. Looks yummy dear..will try
That wud b a lovely combo..Gotsu and pongal, sounds sooo yummy!!
aaha – gotsu & pongal- super combo ! nice
Pongal is a standard fare @ our place too, and yes, Kathrikaai Gothsu is a good combo too ! delicious recipe:)
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Very tasty, tangy eggplant curry…
we only make bhartha like this .this is interesting reipe try it soon
Never tasted this one…looks tangy and relishing.
Lovely and tempting recipe.. looks perfect.. thanks for sharing dear