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Kathirika Gothsu/ Eggplant Gothsu / Sauce

Written By FewMinute Wonders on Friday, March 23, 2012 | 10:20 AM

Gothsu a close cousin of sambar is very popular in the south of India. They serve it with idli, dosai and ven pongal. It resembles a sambar but is different from it in ways. Then, what makes something gothsu? To me gothsu is sambar with more vegetables. There are many types of gothsu out there, but the most favorite of them all is kathrikai gothsu. Most recipes use tamarind water in the recipe, but I personally like using tomatoes for the tang. 


Seasoning Wok
Measuring Cups and Spoons
Cutting Board


Eggplant - 6 -8 chunky pieces
Tomatoes - 2 chunky pieces
Water - 2 cups
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Sambar Powder - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida Powder - 1/8 tsp
Dal - 1/2 cup cooked

Powder: Lightly roasted and powder
Coriander Seeds - 1 tsp
Channa Dal - 1 tsp
Dry Red Chillies - 1

Oil - 2 tsp
Asafoetida Powder - 1/8 th tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Channa Dal - 1 tsp
Udad Dal - 1 tsp
Dry Red Chillies - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves - a few
Cilantro - 1 tsp minced


1. Place the eggplant, tomatoes, water, salt, asafetida, sambar and turmeric powder. Cook until the veggies  are well done. Add the powder and dal and allow it to come to a boil.

2. Place the seasoning wok and add oil. Add all the seasoning to it allow them to get roasted and add to the gothsu. Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with dosai, idli or ven pongal.


  1. this looks really delicious n very new also....loved it....

  2. Even I prefer tomatoes to tamarind in this, nice combo with pongal..

  3. Loved your version of gothsu. Mine is without the dal.

  4. This looks so good. Unfortunately egg plant is not in our shopping list due to allergies.

  5. Wow! Gothsu looks awesome :) Always good with dosa! Nice pics dear

  6. WOW! awesome recipe. Love eggplant.


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