Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Idli w/ Brinjal Gothsu

For the Idli
Idli rice - 3 cups
Urad Dal- 1 cup
Methi seeds- 1 tsp (key ingredient)
Salt- 1 and 1/2 tsp

1.) Soak the idli rice in water overnight and grind it into a fine batter
2.) Soak the Urad Dal and Methi Seeds in water and grind it into a fine batter
3.) Mix the two batters and add salt.
4.) Leave the batter to ferment for 12-14 hrs in warm temperature (keep it close to room heater in winter).
5.) Serve the idlis with sesame oil.

For the Brinjal Gothsu
Brinjal - 5 (small)
Onion - 1 (big)
Green chillies
Mustard seeds
Tamarind - 1 tbsp paste
Curry leaves - a sprig
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Wheat flour - 1 to 2 tbsp for thickening
Oil - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste

1.) Chop Brinjal and Onions into small cubes and keep aside.
2.) Mix the tamarind paste in little water and keep aside.
3.) Take oil in a heavy bottom pan and add mustard seeds.
4.) When it splutters, add curry leaves, green chillies,onions and brinjal.
5.) Put little salt and cover to cook.
6.) Once it is done, add the tamarind mixture, turmeric powder, Asafoetida and salt. Allow it to boil for 5 minutes.
7.) Blend the wheat flour in water without lumps and add to the tamarind mix.
8.) Keep stirring as it will start to thicken slowly. Add water if the consistency is too thick.

This dish goes very well with Idlis.

Bon Appetit!!


  1. First time to ur blog....Following uuuu.

  2. Idlies are looking so soft!....perfect for breakfast!

  3. Perfect and filling breakfast.Never tried Idly with gosthu combination.

  4. Haaaa Idli is my family God and gothsu is my family goddess. WOW what a great combination. The best possible in this planet. I enjoy particularly in weekends. The one in the pic seems to be really soft and delicious.

  5. The idlis look so soft and fluffy...lovely combination with the kosthu :)

  6. I just had idlies for bfast,but never tried with idli rice,brinjal gothsu is new to me...yummmmy click..

  7. this is looking so inviting..oh i love idli's...hey i've never added methi seeds to idli batter, however i do add to dosa..

  8. Love Idlis with Sambhar. But Your Brinjal Gothsu looks yummy and inviting So I'll make an exception and I will try making this to go with my idlis. Superb clicks. Idlis look soft.

  9. Idli looks so spongy and yummy.It can easily melt in my mouth ;)

  10. Yummy idili with brinjal gothsu!!feel like haveing it rite now..:)

  11. Lovely.. that looks so good. I will do anything for idlis like that :)

  12. U made me hungry.Iam a big fan of brinjal gosthu with idly :)

  13. Very flowery kinda idlis.... Yum! but Brinjal I personally do not like, but my hubby yes...he loves it....so it is for him....


  14. Hi. This is an interesting combo, have never tried before. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Yummy idili with brinjal gothsu!!

  16. Brinjal gothsu is my fav! Your idlis look sooooooooooo soft :-)

  17. Yummmmmmm......y duo.Never tried before.Gave an idea for breakfast


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