Gothsu | How to make Gothsu

By Nisha Ramesh  |  9th May 2016  |  
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About Gothsu Recipe

Onion and auberigne simmering in a tangy and spicy tamarind sauce.


Ingredients to make Gothsu

  • 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Medium sized brinjal, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp tamarind paste, mixed in 2 Cups water
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 Tbsp Channa dal
  • 1 Tbsp Toor Dahl
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 Tbsp Besan flour | Kadalai Mavu

How to make Gothsu

  1. Heat oil in a Kadai | Pan over medium high heat. Once the oil shimmers, add the mustard seeds and let it splutter. Then add the curry leaves, red chillies and fry for a second.
  2. Then add both the dals and fry till they turn golden brown. Then add the chopped onions and sauté until it turns translucent. Add the brinjal, chilli powder and fry for a second.
  3. Then add the tamarind water and salt; let it cook for about 7-8 minutes until the raw smell goes off the tamarind.
  4. Mix the besan in a cup of water and pour it. Boil it for a couple of more minutes and the gravy will start to thick.
  5. Finally garnish it with coriander leaves and turn off the flame.

My Tip:

1. You can either use just brinjal or onions or you can mix both as well. 2. Do not add besan directly to the boiling gravy. It will form lumps. Mix it well in cold water and then add it. 3. If you do not like the besan taste, use rice flour as the thickening agent. 4. Also the amount of chilli powder and salt depends on how sour the tamarind is. If you feel it is very sour , increase the amount of chilli powder and also add more water to dilute the strength of the sourness.

Reviews for Gothsu (1)

Anushree Ghosh2 years ago

Looks amazing :) will surely try.