Chidambaram Gothsu

Brinjals and shallots cooked with roasted spice powder. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Chidambaram Gothsu
Main Ingredients Brinjals, Shallots
Cuisine TamilNadu
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Chidambaram Gothsu

  • 6 medium Brinjals
  • 10-12 Shallots finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons Coriander stems
  • 1 teaspoon Fenugreek seeds (methi dana)
  • 2 tablespoons Split Bengal gram (chana dal)
  • 3-4 Dried red chillies
  • a pinch Asafoetida
  • 6-8 tablespoons Curry leaves
  • 6 Oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Tamarind paste
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • to taste Salt


  1. Heat 2 tbsps oil in a small non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds, coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, split Bengal gram and sauté.
  2. Add dried red chillies, asafoetida and mix well. Cool and coarsely grind to a paste with a little water.
  3. Heat 4 tbsps oil in another non stick kadai. Add curry leaves and shallots and sauté till golden brown.
  4. Cut the brinjals into long slices and add. Add tamarind paste and mix well.
  5. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and mix well.
  6. Add approximately ½ cup water and cook for 2-3 minutes on low heat till brinjals become soft.
  7. Add the ground masala and mix well. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1082
Carbohydrates 48.9
Protein 12.7
Fat 93.1
Other Fiber Fiber- 35.7gm