Kathirikai Gothsu (or Kothsu) is a delicious sauce-like side-dish for breakfast items like Idli, Dosa, Uthappam and Idiappam. It contains a combination of healthy vegetables such as potatoes, brinjals, tomatoes etc, and goes well with rice-based breakfast items. Gothsu is often a welcome change in place of the usual side-dishes like coconut chutney and sambar.
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Brinjal: 250 grams
Potato: 1 big one ( 125 grams)
Tomato: 4 small ones ( 125 grams)
Onion: 2 (125 grams)
Green chilies: 5
Oil: 2 tablespoons
Salt: 0.75 of a teaspoon
Turmeric Powder: 0.5 teaspoon
Mustard seeds: 0.5 a teaspoon
Curry leaves: 2 sprigs
Coriander leaves: small bunch
Method: Chop onions, green chiliies and tomatoes. Peel the potato and dice into small cubes. Remove the stalks from the brinjals and dice into small pieces.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds begin to splutter, add the chopped onions and green chilies and saute.
Next add the curry leaves, potato, brinjals, tomatoes, salt, turmeric powder and 1.5 cups of water and pressure cook for 8 minutes with the cooker lid closed.
Finally, mash the cooked vegetables well to a thick consistency, garnish with coriander leaves and serve.