Kathrikkai Gotsu (Brinjal/Kathirikai Puli godsu)


Tamarind (Puli) - size of a small lemon
Brinjal (Kathrikkai) - 4
Tomato - 2
Green chilly - 4
Ginger - small portion
Curry leaves
Coriander leaves
Mustard (Kadugu) - 1 teaspoon
Bengal gram (Kadalai Paruppu) - 1 and 1/2 tablespoon
Urid dhal (Ulutham paruppu) - 1 and 1/2 tablespoon
Asafoetida (Perungaayam) - 1/4 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Kuzhambu Podi - 1 and 1/2 teaspoon
Jaggery (Vellam) - size of a small gooseberry
Rice flour - 1/2 teaspoon
Gingely oil (Nallennai) - 2 teaspoon
Salt - 1 tablespoon


  1. Prepare 3 tumblers of tamarind water by thoroughly squeezing tamarind
  2. Heat gingely oil in pan in medium flame
  3. Add mustard & asafoetida in the pan
  4. Allow mustard to burst
  5. Add kadalai paruppu & ulutham paruppu and roast till golden brown
  6. Add chopped green chilly & ginger
  7. Add chopped tomato
  8. Saute for 3 minutes
  9. Add chopped brinjal and saute for 2 to 3 minutes
  10. Add turmeric powder & kuzhambu podi
  11. Add tamarind water to this
  12. Add salt and allow it boil for 8 to 10 minutes
  13. Add curry leaves while boiling
  14. After boiling, mash the jaggery and add it
  15. Add little water to rice flour to form a paste
  16. Add this to gotsu
  17. Let it boil for 2 minutes
  18. Add coriander leaves and turn off the stove

50 grams of moong dhal (Payatham paruppu) & 50 grams of thoor dhal (thuvaram paruppu) can be pressure cooked and can be added to the gotsu.
This can be added during boiling of tamarind water, say after 5 minutes.


  1. Easy and Simple Recipe .
    Thank you :-)

  2. Priyamvadha Gopalakrishnan30 July 2019 at 09:35

    Tried this today with brinjals from our backyard and they turned out delicious! Thank you for the iyengar recipe! I miss this as it was frequently prepared by my late grandmother!

  3. Kathrikkai Gotsu, also known as Brinjal/Kathirikai Puli, is a South Indian delicacy bursting with flavors. Top Permanently Games</a Tangy tamarind blends harmoniously with earthy brinjals, creating a rich, aromatic curry.