Mar 7, 2012

Brinjal Kotsu / Kathirikkai Kotsu / Eggplant Kotsu / Mashed Up Eggplants cooked in Spicy Tamarind Sauce

Cooking with Brinjals are really easy because you can do a whole lot of stuffs with it.. I have quite a few recipe in my blog..You can check it here..This is one of my favorite dish to have with piping hot rice or with hot roti specially phulkas..They taste divine..This is so easy to make also..It requires only simple ingrediants...When brinjals are cooked in tamarind juice along with some spicy green chillies and onions, they turn into super delicious...

I hope you will give it a try and let me know how it came out..


Brinjal – ½ kg chopped finely
Onion – 1 large finely chopped
Green Chilli – 3 to 4 chopped
Curry leaves – 1 spring
Tamarind – 1 small lemon size
Salt to taste
Oil- 4 tblspn ( I used Indian Sesame Oil/ Nala Ennai / Gingelly Oil)


Take tamarind in a bowl and cover it with 2 cups of water. Let it soak for 5 mins. Now mix with your hand. Strain it and set it aside.

Heat oil in a kadai. Add curry leaves and onions and fry till they turn transparent. It will take around 2 mins.

Add green chillies and chopped up brinjals and mix well. Add salt and tamarind water and mix well.

Bring it to a boil and cover and simmer for 15-20 mins.

Now using the back of a spoon mash the brinjal till it form a very smooth and gets mushy.

Now simmer this untill all water evaporates and oil separates from this..Mix inbetween

Serve with rice or roti.

take all your ingrediants
Chop up your brinjals and chillies
take tamarind in a bowl and cover it with water.
strain it and set aside
Heat oil in a kadai.
add curry leaves
and saute for a min
add brinjals
and green chillies
mix well
add salt
and tamarind water
cover and simmer
till it gets cooked...Press it with a spoon till it gets completely mushy
cook it till oil separates


Sharmilee! :) said... Best Blogger Tips

I like it with idlis..looks yum

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

New recipe to me Aarthi..A very innovative idea with brinjal..Love to try.

Roshu said... Best Blogger Tips

Super duper presentation!!!!!!
Lovely recipeee

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Ramya said... Best Blogger Tips

i have never had this...but looks creamy and yum

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Superb, looks very tempting..

Aruna Manikandan said... Best Blogger Tips

my fav..
love to have with hot idli's :)

zareena said... Best Blogger Tips

mmmm... I love brinjals a lot, but my Husband is not so keen on this veggie :( so its been ages I made something with brinjal

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

very yummy aarthi....lovely recipe

Tina said... Best Blogger Tips

Glad to stop in and find a new way to prepare eggplants. I see that you used sesame oil here instead of regular, which is a good choice. Also I like your summer special slide show! Have a great day.

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DivyaGCP said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the dish.. Looks so yummy..

StephenC said... Best Blogger Tips

Do you think I could get a good result with some lemon and/or lime juice? Tamarind is not commonly available to me. As for eggplant, I'm all for it. You are always very kind to reply to

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious and tempting brinjal kotsu.

PriyaVaasu said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow aarthi, is that a clay-pot? They add an extra taste to the dish. Brinjal kotsu an apt condiment for south-indian breakfast!!!

Sushma Mallya said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely recipe, this looks delicious!

Sumi said... Best Blogger Tips

looks delicious..

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious one..

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maha said... Best Blogger Tips

this looks very new n tasty.....awesome pics...nice presentation as always...

maha said... Best Blogger Tips

this looks very new n tasty.....awesome pics...nice presentation as always...

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yum, usually i do with pongal. My eyes are in that clay pan that too with lid, looks nice

sangee vijay said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely recipe...thanks for sharing!!
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Nisha said... Best Blogger Tips

bookmarked :)

Kai ruchi said... Best Blogger Tips

A very detailed description and easy to follow. Nice recipe!

Rasi said... Best Blogger Tips

love it with pongal :)

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Asiya @ Chocolate & Chillies said... Best Blogger Tips

Wonderful! Love the addition of tamarind!

RAKS KITCHEN said... Best Blogger Tips

I love it with idly, yumm!

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@StephenCTraditionally these eggplants are cooked mainly in tamarind that what gives that tangy flavour to it..if you cannot find tamarind over there, I would advice you to add couple of good sour tomatoes and cook the eggplants completely till it gets mushy and finish this dish with a good squeeze of lime juice..Though the colour will change a little, but it won't be a problem..Hope this helps..

Valarmathi Sanjeev said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy recipe..... love to have with idlis.

Hemavathi Murari said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy its good with chappatis/pooris.

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Shilpakiran said... Best Blogger Tips

i always wanted to do something different with brinjal ..thank much ..for sharing ...let me try this

Chitra said... Best Blogger Tips

Love to have with idly. yummy post.

Princy Vinoth said... Best Blogger Tips

this looks yummy i love eggplant for they are so easy to cook.