Brinjal Gosthu

Ingredients

  • Brinjal – 4 Nos
  • Big Onion – 1 No
  • Tomato – 1 No
  • Tamarind – A big gooseberry size
  • Green Gram Dhal – 1/4 cup
  • Sambar Powder – 3 teaspoons
  • Turmeric Powder – a pinch
  • Asafotida – a pinch
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste
  • Oil – 2 to 3 teaspoon
  • Mustard – ½ teaspoon
  • Curry leaves – few

Cook green gram dhal along with a pinch of turmeric powder and keep aside.
Cut the brinjal into fine pieces. Chop the onion and tomatoes finely.
Soak tamarind in water, extract the juice and make ½ cup tamarind water.
In a kadai put the oil. When it is hot add mustard. When it pops up add asafetida powder, chopped onion, curry leaves and fry till the onion turns transparent. Then add tomato pieces along with a pinch of salt and fry till it mashed well. Add brinjal pieces and stir well. Now add tamarind water, sambar powder, turmeric powder and salt. If needed add little water to cover the brinjal pieces fully. Cook on medium flame till the vegetable is soft. Then add the cooked dhal mashed well. Stir well and allow to boil for few minutes.
Goes well with Rice Uppuma and Ven Pongal. Can also be served with Idli/Dosai.
Note: You can also use mixed vegetables (brinjal, carrot, potato, chow chow, peas, etc) and make this gosthu.
Some people make this gosthu without adding dhal. In such case, if you find the gosthu is watery, then you can mix one or two teaspoons of rice flour in little water and add to the gosthu while boiling.

25 Comments

  1. Divya Vikram

    Looks tangy n yummy!

  2. Thank you Divya Vikaram.

  3. Usha Gopakumar

    Yummy recipe. Have copied it in my book of recipes and will try it soon with venn pongal !! Ohh Heaven : )

  4. Hi Divya Vikram and Usha Gopakumar,

    Thank you for visiting. It is a sure hit with Ven Pongal.

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  8. so tasty……….. with Rava pongal ! Yummy……

    Thank U !

  9. Padma Venkat

    All the recepies are relly good Kamala madam, some are similar to mine, some are new and some are different.. i almost tried all items.. Thank you. Wishing you a very happy Diwali..

  10. Hello Kamala madam, i just wanted to know if both Gosthu and gojju are same or are they different dishes?

  11. Thank you for the info madam.

  12. Sundari Raman

    All the items are Fantastic, Kamal Madam
    I didn’ t see this place for posting comments.
    I am ur fan & Admire ur wonderful hand in
    evrything like cooking & also Kolams. I mail to my freinds & daughter immly. the moment I come across anything daily
    Keep it up God Bless u pls put Ishwarya Kolam & Hirudaya kamalam Kolam Step by step
    thanks sundari raman
    Thank u
    sundari Raman

  13. Sundari Raman

    All the items are Fantastic, Kamal Madam
    I didn’ t see this place for posting comments I think I am writing only now
    I am ur fan & Admire ur wonderful hand in
    evrything like cooking & also Kolams. I mail to my freinds & daughter immly. the moment I come across anything daily
    Keep it up God Bless u pls put Ishwarya Kolam & Hirudaya kamalam Kolam Step by step
    thanks sundari raman
    Thank u
    sundari Raman

  14. Srividya Chandramouli

    Dear mam,

    It would be really helpful if you add north indian recipes like pulao etc.

  15. i am ur fan kamala madam i love all ur items and kolams thank u very much for ur posts.

  16. Kamalaji, I am biggggggg fan of yr recipes. Try frequently, came out well. I hv a small Q, in brinjal Goshtu recipe u hv mentioned Sambar powder, it is same powder which we add in Idli sambar o different, Pls help.

  17. Hello Kamala aunty,

    You have an amazing blog with very interesting set of recipes.
    I tried your gosthu and it turned out very good.

    Thank you for sharing your recipes and also putting up so many kolams for everyone to enjoy.

    You are simply superb.
    D

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