Monday, April 27, 2009

Kathirikkai Kosthu/Kothsu

Kathirikkai Kosthu or Kothsu,this side dish is very famous in Chidambaram, Mayavaram and also in Tanjore district, its a special dish in certain communites around Tanjore district..Its a tangy n spicy side dish made with brinjal n tamarind paste. Very good side dish with dosais, Idlies..This is one of my grandma's signature dish..There are various way to prepare this delicious kosthu, which is one of the traditional tamilian side dish for their morning breakfast, this is how my grandma, my mom used to prepare..




1+1/2cups Brinjal pieces
1no Tamarind (berry size)
1no Onion(chopped)
1/4tsp Mustard seed
1/2 tsp Urad dal
1/2tsp Channa dal
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
2 tsp Oil
3 nos Curry leaves
2tbsp Cilantro leaves(chopped

To Grind:

3 nos Red chilli
2 tsp Coriander seeds
1tsp Moong dal
2tbsp Grated coconut

Cook the brinjal pieces in pressure cooker r in a pan with 1/4 cup of water if its in pressure cooker, else add little more water if u r cooking them in pan, until they cook well..grind them without extracting the water in food processor coarsely..keep aside. Grind all the ingredients under the list 'To grind' into a coarse powder..

Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds, channa dal n urad dal, let them splutters..saute the onions until it turns transculent..extract the tamarind juice from the tamarind and keep aside.. once the onions r transculent add the tamarind juice and turmeric powder,let them boil until the raw smell disappears,add the brinjal puree n roasted spices to the tamarind mix..keep the flame in simmer once u add brinjal puree, add salt, curry leaves and cilantro leaves, stir them occasionally...Kathirikkai kosthu shouldnt be neither like sambar n nor like chutney..dont cook a long they may turn easily as chutney, so that its will tastes sour..

Delicious Brinjal Kothsu is ready!

Am sending this traditional side dish to South Indies by Deesha of Vegetable Platter, she is asking all her blogger friends to send south indian dishes where she is going to showcasing recipes from 4 Southern States...

23 comments:

srikars kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wow.. nice entry priya.. my fav dish.. nice click.. sappita varalama???

Parita said... Reply To This Comment

Wow priya brinjal curry looks delicious, thats a very different way i will definately try this, thanks for sharing dear :)

Ann said... Reply To This Comment

Looks great Priya..superb entry..

Chitra said... Reply To This Comment

wow, i love brinjals, kosthu is my favourite, ours is slightly different:)

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

lovely yummy recipe dear

Suparna said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya,
love the brinjal kosthu...yummm with dosas and idlis. Nice entry for the event.
TC

Ramya Vijaykumar said... Reply To This Comment

Priya Kosthu looks very nice and lipsmacking tangy and the color make me want it more...

VIDYA VENKY said... Reply To This Comment

kothsu looks lovely..will surely try this way of preparing kotsu

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

Looks creamy delicious.

Kitchen Flavours said... Reply To This Comment

Something new to me.....Looks yum.....

Valarmathi said... Reply To This Comment

Looks lovely and delicious Priya.

Ushanandini said... Reply To This Comment

Brinjal kothsu looks delicious! Very good side dish for idli and dosai!:P

Gita's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Kothsu looks so delicious Priya! Lovley combination with idlis and crispy dosas :)

Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yummy Priya..New to me..Nice entry..

Asha said... Reply To This Comment

Mouthwatering dish, love it! :)

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

priya so beautiful hedder first I thought some other blog and again i i realise it s your s so beautiful it looks priya and Kosthu is my fav with pongal yummmm nice click

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Good one and love it.

Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

Very tempting, looks delicious with dosa. nice entry too..

Priya Sriram said... Reply To This Comment

Kathirikai kothsu is my fav too but have a diff recipe... Will try yours too Priya, looks very inviting! :)

Superchef said... Reply To This Comment

looks delicious..im very curious to know how it tastes with dosas!! :)

Vibaas said... Reply To This Comment

priya, ur kothsu is diff and yum. more than ur gothsu i'm staring at the dosa..it looks soooo spongy :D

Maya said... Reply To This Comment

Love anything with eggplants! Must be so good with those dosas ..

Madhumathi said... Reply To This Comment

Ada!Enga ooru item ah! Kosthu looks so yumm and perfect..