Gotsu (Brinjal Dhal for Pongal)


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Brinjal cooked along Moong Dhal, Jeera & Green Chillies, tastes yummy for Idly & Pongal. You can taste this Yummy Gotsu in almost all traditional TamilNadu marriages.

Servings: 4 Persons


Brinjal – ½kg (Chopped Small)

Moong Dhal – 1 cup (Manjal Udaitha Paasi Paruppu)

Green Chillies – 6 nos

Onion – 1no – Chopped

Tomato – 1no – Chopped

Mustard – ¼tsp

Jeera – ½tsp

Turmeric powder – ¼tsp

Curry Leaves – 1 sprig

Coriander leaves – 1 Sprig, Chopped

Asafoetida – 2 pinches

Salt – to taste

Oil – 1tsp


Pressure cook Dhal, Brinjal, Tomato, Green Chillies, Jeera, Asafoetida with 3 cups of water & turmeric powder for 15-20 minutes.

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard, wait till it crackers. Add Curry leaves & Onion, saute for a minute in medium flame.

Season  dhal with the sauted, Coriander leaves & mix salt.


Dole out Hot Kotsu/Gotsu with Pongal or with Idly.

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