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Brinjal Ghotsu

A tangy curry made with smoked brinjal,tamarind and Indian spices
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: South Indian Cuisine
Keyword: Brinjal, brinjal ghotsu, curry, tamarind
Servings: 2 persons
Author: Anjana Chaturvedi


  • 250 gms Brinjals / Baingan
  • 1 tbsp Tamarind / Imli Thick
  • 2 Green Chillies / Hari Mirch finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Coriander / Cilantro / Hara Dhaniya
  • 1 tsp Sambhar Powder
  • 1/3 tsp Turmeric Powder / Haldi Powder
  • To taste Salt / Namak
  • 1 pinch Jaggary / Gud optional

Tempering / Tadka

  • 2 tsp Cooking Oil
  • 3/4 tsp Mustard Seeds / Rai
  • 1/2 tsp Split White Gram / Safed Urad daal
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida / Hing powder
  • 1/3 tsp Bengal gram /chana daal
  • 8 Curry Leaves / Kadi Patta
  • 2 Dried Red Chilli, Whole


  • Grease the brinjal with cooking oil and roast on an open flame till it is charred from all the sided and become soft to touch.
  • Peel the skin completly and mash it well.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the urad and chana daal.
  • When it start to change the colour then add mustard seeds,curry leaves,green chillies and the red chilis and saute till lentils get a nice golden colour.
  • Now add the tamarind paste and 1/3 cup of water and cook till it start boiling.
  • Now add all the spices and the mashed brinjal in it
  • Simmer it for 3-4 minutes ,adjust the consistency by adding some more water if needed.it should be of medium thick consistency.
  • Add chopped fresh coriander and mix.
  • Serve hot with ven pongal ,steamed rice ,idli or dosa.


Choose big size, round and light weight brinjal to make Gothsu.