chidambaram brinjal gothsu
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Chidambaram brinjal gothsu recipe

Learn how to make chidambaram special brinjal (kathirikai) gothsu, with full video, step by step pictures. The fresh ground spice powder gives great flavour
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4


  • 10 Brinjal
  • 1 tsp Tamarind packed
  • 15 Small onion
  • 1 Curry leaves sprig
  • Salt as needed
  • 1 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1 tsp To roast and powder: Oil
  • 1 tbsp Dry coriander seeds
  • 10 Red chilli Dry
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp To temper: Mustard
  • 1 tsp Urad dal
  • 1 tsbp Chana dal
  • 1 Curry leaves sprig


  • Cut brinjal lengthwise and keep it immersed in water until use. 
  • Boil enough water and add cut brinjals. Cook until its soft. 
  • Drain from water and keep aside for cooling.
  • Heat kadai and roast the red chill, coriander seeds, asafoetida till golden brown and aromatic.Keep aside for cooling.
  • Powder once cooled.Grind the brinjal too. While grinding brinjal, just use pulse option and grind coarsely.
  • Extract tamarind juice. 
  • Heat oil in the kadai and add all the tempering items followed by curry leaves.
  • Add onion and fry till onion turns transparent.
  • Meanwhile soak tamarind in hot water and extract tamarind juice.
  •  Add 2 cups of water,salt,the tamarind extract, ground brinjal boil for 4 minutes.
  • Lastly add the ground masala powder,and boil till a thick consistency reaches.
  • Switch off the stove, add sesame oil and few fresh torn curry leaves. Mix well.



  • Make sure to cook brinjal completely, otherwise the gothsu will taste bitter. 
  • Also it is must to add enough tamarind and spice for a good tasting gothsu.
  • The gothsu turns thicker as it cools down.