Friday, January 2, 2009

BRINJAL KOTSU


Eating a brinjal will give you many health and nutrition benefits. The vegetable is high in water content and is a very good resource of potassium. It is one of the most easily available and affordable vegetables. Brinjal gosthu goes well with idlis, dosas, pongal, upma, and even plain rice.

INGREDIENTS:

Brinjal/eggplant – 1 big size

Onions – 2 medium size

Tomato – 1 small size

Green chilies – 1-2

Tamarind – lemon size

TEMPERING ITEMS:

Mustard seeds – 1 tbp

Urad dal – 1 tbp

Bengal gram – 1 tbp

ROAST AND GRIND:

Asafoetida – 1 small piece

Red chilies – 8-10

Coriander seeds – 4 tbp

Bengal gram – 3 tbp

Urad dal – 1 tbp

METHOD:

· Apply little oil on the outer surface of the brinjal and grill it well until the outer skin is changed into black. Then peel the skin and take the flesh and mash it well. Keep it aside.


· Fry the above said ingredients in little oil and grind smoothly.

· Heat oil in a pan, add all the tempering items followed by curry leaves, onion, and tomato. When they blend nicely, add the mashed brinjal, necessary salt, turmeric powder, and mix them well.

· Then add the turmeric extract and allow it to boil for 5-7 minutes.

· Lastly, add the ground mixture and boil until it reaches the right consistency.

· Garnish with curry leaves and serve hot with plain rice, upma, pongal, idlis or dosas.

26 comments:

Adlak's tiny world said...

our family's favrt dish.. heard yr amma is expert in making this.... my amma also do this in the same way and taty...

so many at a time... all are delish and yummy vidhya...

sriharivatsan said...

Thank you..Yes my mom's kosthu is like heaven..No body can beat her cooking skills..

Viki Xavier. said...

First time in your blog. Really I say, I love all your recipes very much. yummy and authentic dishes. Kothsu looks inviting.
Wish u and family a very happy and prosperous New Year.

sowmya said...

thanks for visiting my blog..you have lovely tamil recipes here...
This one looks delicious..

sriharivatsan said...

Thanks Viki Xavier and Sowmya. Your comments mean more to me..Wishing you a healthy and delicious new year.

anudivya said...

Never had Brinjal kotsu! I make it with just onions and tomatoes (like my mom does) and I love it with dosais.

You are doing the right thing... to get your blog noticed, there is no better way initially than visiting others blogs and commenting. It took a long time for me to learn that, but I am glad you have a great start. I actually this time came here from another blog. :)

sriharivatsan said...

Hey Anu, you are catching me at the right place..Must be smart gal..

Thanx for your lovely comments..

Preety said...

hey this is my fav way to have brinjal but i make it little different..your version also sounds good..thanks for sharing

sriharivatsan said...

Thanks for your footstep to my blog..Wish you a very happy new year Preety

Uma said...

looks so delicious. Thanks for dropping by. You have a nice blog too! Keep in touch! Happy new year to you and your family.

Jaishree said...

Hi!Thanks for visiting my blog.Kothsu looks inviting.I am glad you have a great start.Wish u and family a very happy and prosperous New Year.

sriharivatsan said...

Thanks Uma and Jaishree for your immediate response.

Keerthana said...

Brinjal kotsu looks tempting!i love brinjal, specially the ones available in India.
Thanks for visiting my blog. Its great to find another foodie!
Wish you a happy new year and happy blogging!

Vidhya said...

This is my first time to your blog.. I always love godhsu with brinjal. Lovely recipe. Wish you a very happy new year....

priar's, said...

Hi,
first time in ur blog...brinjal kotsu is making me hungry:)

Malar Gandhi said...

Hi,

Kotsu looks yummy, perfect....color looks fab', nice picture....makes me nostalgic!!!

sriharivatsan said...

Thanks much Keerthana, Malar, Vidhya, and Priar..Your words encourages me a lot..

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely.Thanks for visiting my blog.You have delicious recipes.I make this kotsu differently.Will try this version as well.

sriharivatsan said...

Thanks Curry Leaf for your prompt response.

Neha said...

First time to ur blog..
Brinjal Kotsu looks something like Baigan ka bharta, that we make with only onions n tomatoes. But this one looks like something authentic.
Nice blog..

sriharivatsan said...

Thanks Neha..Keep in touch..

Sanghi said...

This is too good. Lovely click and is delicious..! All traditional south indian recipies.. U rock dear!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

looks like u r receiving comments from lot of bloggers! that's great and keep it up. way to go girl.

sriharivatsan said...

Hmm..Thanks Mahimaa

Narayanan said...

Today i tried this receipe. Awesome. Good add more dishes.

sriharivatsan said...

Oh Narayanan..Sure..Thanks for your visit my brother..