Sunday, January 8, 2017

Brinjal Gosthu / Kathrikai Gosthu

Learnt this recipe from a TV Show which demonstrated how Gosthu is made in a popular hotel in Chidambaram
I followed the same recipe and it turned out well

Ingredients
Part 1 - Saute and Grind
  • Oil - 2 teaspoons
  • Small Onions - 15 nos
  • Purple Brinjals - 1/4 kg
Also soak a small gooseberry sized tamarind in water

Part 2 - Gosthu Powder
  • Oil - Little
  • Red Chilly - 5 or 6 nos
  • Coriander Seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Channa Dhal - 2 teaspoons
  • Hing - little
Fry these items in oil and powder it in a mixer

Part 3 - Seasoning
  • Gingelly Oil - 2 teaspoons
  • Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Channa / Urad dhal - little
  • Curry leaves - little
  • Hing - little
Part 4 - Others
  • Salt - 1 teaspoon
  • Jaggery - little
  • Coriander leaves - little
Method
Step 1 - Saute and Grind
  • Heat oil in a kadai.Saute small onions first
  • Then add cut brinjals and cook till it is soft
  • Let it cool.Grind it coarsely
Step 2 - Gosthu
  • Heat gingelly oil and do the seasoning with the items mentioned in Part 3
  • Put the coarse paste along with Gosthu Powder and salt.Mix well
  • Pour tamarind extract and add jaggery.Give it a boil
  • Switch off the stove.Garnish with coriander leaves and gingelly oil

Serve it with hot idlis