Thursday, February 25, 2010

Brinjal Kotsu - The best match for Idly


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Idly comes two times a week in the breakfast cycle at home. On the first day all of us would welcome it with a smile and eat it with any side dish that is available. But on the second day, Idly and I would share a very sad glance at each other. :( Yup I get bored so easily..

So its only the side dish that makes me smile at idlys again. :) Kotsu is one such super dooper combination with Idly that I can afford to have more idlys than ever. :)


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Ingredients


Brinjal(egg plant) - 3
Potato - 3
Onion - 3
Moong dhall - 1/2 cup
Coconut scrapings - 3 tbl sp
Tamarind extract - 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Jaggery - 2 tsp
Chilly powder(sambar powder) - 1 1/2 tsp
Salt - for taste
Curry leaves


Method:


Pressure cook the moong dhall and keep it aside. Dice onions, brinjal and potatoes into small pieces.

Now in a pan take a tsp of oil and splutter the mustard and curry leaves. Add the diced vegetables and fry till it gets cooked. Add the cooked dhall, turmeric powder, tamarind extract, jaggery, chilly powder and salt to it. Grind the coconut scrappings adding little water to it. Pour it into the gravy and mix well. Let this boil for few mins. Kotsu is suppose to be thick in consistency unlike sambhar.

Yummy Kotsu is ready to serve. Serve it hot with idly or dosa. :)

Happy eating :)


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I am happy to send this along with my Tortilla and salsa combo as an entry to Pari's lovely event called "The combo event".






Written by: Nithya
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56 comments:

Rekha shoban said...

wowwwwww!!!excellent and cuteeee presentation! kotsu looks yummy!

Sowmya said...

wow...what a wonderful presentation....you're so creative...innovative...omg...i need some more words...you rock gal!

shanthi said...

Gothsu is yummy. Poonakutti idli!!! nalla irukku. My sons love poonakutti dosai. I make it in dosai. All children coming to my home ask for this poonakutti dosai. Now poonakutti idli.

jeyashrisuresh said...

wow wgo wouldnt love this excellent combo.even i love this with venpongal too.cute pictures asusual

Kanchan said...

Idlys look naughty :D

Liked this side dish, never heard of it but would love to try this one.

VS said...

Wow! that looks so cute (kitty). Ya idly and kotsu with gingelly oil is a typical tamilian meal right?

Appo yenga amma panum podhu yellam I wouldn't eat but now I am craving for it :-(

Shama Nagarajan said...

cute presentation...yummy combo

Tina said...

Wowwww...beautiful presentation..Sooo cute and lovely dear.

Priya said...

So cute presentation, kotsu its my mom's fav dish, havent had since long...

Rachana Kothari said...

Love those idli's out there, so cute... yummy brinjal kotsu!

PriyaRaj said...

Wow u got a Amazing talent nithi....very cute creative punaikutti dear...this chutney is new to me..will try it soon ......

Sandhya Hariharan said...

i loved the way u have decorated the idli's :) Kotsu.. something new.. need to explore

Rohini said...

Idli kitty romba cutteeee a iruku Nithi... Kotsu looks droolworthy too!

Latha said...

Wow!!!superb presentation...kotsu is new to me...loved the recipe.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Man your food art puts me to shame, I tell you. I agree that Gotsu goes well with Idli. Love those kitty cats. So cute! Hey, BTW, I loved your previous post(Jello Mello) so much that I want to try it and post it. I will send a mail. Please let me know.

Asha said...

Beautiful food art there, all of them are so cute, great job. I posted a Brinjal Kithsu too, love it. your's looks yummy as well.

nirupamasundar said...

nithu, we make a similar gotsu, withbrinjals, but add this powder of roasted dhania,chillies and channa dal at the end. they taste divine. nithu, the lovely poonai kutties yarodathu? next time add the powder and try

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Gosh, look at those kittens! U have a very good sense in photography! Artistic and truly admirable presentation! :)

kitchen queen said...

the presentation is beautiful.the kotsu is yummy.

rekhas kitchen said...

wow cute looking idli cats nice pic. Nitya

Vrinda said...

Never tried brijal curry with idlies,thanx for sharing...liked ur cute kittens....very creative...

Panchpakwan said...

So cute presentation....nice combo..

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

It's really a shame that I cannot make my plate looks pleasing...very cute cat made with iddlies.with kotsu yummy yum yum:)

Ambika said...

Hey Nithya, I love the idly poona kutty!!

Smita Srivastava said...

Love the cat , its so cute !!!

Ramya said...

cute presentation as usual:)kittens look cute.kotsu with idly is a new combo to me

Fathima said...

never tried kotsu... looks yummy... really cute presentation...

Trendsetters said...

looks yummy and the idlies - funny..

Nithu Bala said...

Superb presentation..very very cute..btw, love your kotsu too..

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Out of all love the Idlycatties.........the most.Nice click with a super Kotsu.....

Parita said...

Idli with brinjal kotsu is a new combo for me and i must say sounds very delicious!

Gita said...

Love the kotshu with those cute kitties :)

Pavithra said...

wow what a presentation ... Recipe looks yummy .

Dai u need to add search bar to your blog da.Very tough to search some recipes which
I would have seen days back.

Sathya Sankar said...

Yummy Kotsu ! love the presentation..

Nithya said...

Thanks all. :)

@Pavithra: Sure buddy. I am not able to incorporate a search bar in this template. The template breaks if I do that. So I am working on an entirely new template which I will be releasing soon. :) Anyways thanks buddy for conveying me what you need.

Aruna Manikandan said...

My favorite side dish....
Idly looks really cute :-)

Subhashini said...

Hi Nithya
Just came accross your blog.It is wonderful collections of recipes you have.you are in the list of my dahboard blogs.Keep blogging.All the best.
Love
Subhashini

Aparna said...

Excellent presentation!!!

Anu said...

Idly looks really cute.. Looks yummy..

kamala said...

Wow!! Nithya lovely presentation. Idli kittens looks cute.

Guntur Traditions said...

this combo is very new to me
nice pic!!!!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Yes,I love this version of gotsu,I make this also another grinding the brinjal version,superb picture!

I use Nikon D40X,its a DSLR camera :)Nikon and canon are equally gud :) All the best :)

Dolly said...

Nithya, LOve ur cute Idli kittens. Superb presentation.Brinjal KOtsu looks inviting and does look like kotsu and Idli made for each other.

Usha said...

Kotsu looks fantastic and inviting! Loved the presentation and those cute idli kittens :-)

Jagruti said...

Wow..what a cute presentation!! brinjal kotsu looks tasty and yummy..

Jaypremzz said...

Hy Nithya,

Your blog is awesome and am becoming fan of your lovely cute pics...Great work...Do drop by
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Shri said...

Everytime I visit you blog, I am in awe of your presentation:)Very cute and the dish is new to me..Looks delicious

Divya Kudua said...

Your presentation rocks..:)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Nice Presentation, the kotsu is making my mouth water, looks very tempting!!!

sangi said...

U r extremely talented Nithya!!!
luv that cute&perfect 'idli kittens'!
kotsu is new to me...yummy&healthy

SathyaSridhar said...

Looks perfect!!!!!!!!!!! all ur presentation is excellent,,,

Ambika said...

Hey Nithya, Happy Birthday!!!! Enjoy :)

Melissa said...

Adorable! And Yummy Too!

Melissa
www.foodista.com

Daisy Blue said...

A very nice presentation nice knowing your blog :)

Supriya said...

Hi Nithya - I tried your Brinjal Kotsu recipe today. Very yummy!

Supriya said...

Lovely and unique brinjal kotsu recipe Nithya, I made it the other day and we all loved it.

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