Kathrikkai Gotsu Recipe

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Brinjal-based Gravy!
A delicious gravy that is the perfect companion for your dosa or idly
Instructions
  1. Pierce the brinjal with a fork and roast on an open flame. Apply some oil on the brinjal.
  2. Roast it on a low flame. When it is done, place the brinjal in water.
  3. Soak it for about 5 minutes and then peel the skin of the brinjal.
  4. Once your done peeling the skin of the brinjal, rinse it well so that you can remove the smoke smell from it.
  5. Take a bowl and mash the brinjal in it or alternatively, you can blend in a mixture.
  6. In a pan, add some oil. Once the oil is heated add the channa dal, dhaniya and red chilli.
  7. Once the dals turn golden brown.
  8. Switch off the flame and let it cool down. Then blend into a fine powder.
  9. While the dals are cooling, peel the skin of the onions.
  10. Now, in a pan, add some oil. Once the oil is hot add the mustard seeds.
  11. Once they splutter, add the shallots/onions and roast till they turn golden brown.
  12. Now, add the tamarind extract.
  13. Then add the sambar powder, salt, turmeric powder and asafoetida.
  14. Let the gravy boil on a low flame for about 5 to 7 minutes.
  15. Now add the grounded powder and allow it to boil for 5 minutes.
  16. After 5 minutes, add the mashed brinjals. Add water to your desired consistency.
  17. Let this boil for 3 to 4 minutes.
  18. At the end add a tsp of sesame oil and garnish with coriander leaves.

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