Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Chidambaram Kothsu

Chidambaram Kothsu

Chidambaram [Tamil Nadu] is famous for the Nataraja Temple and also for Kothsu. In this Temple they serve this Kothsu with Samba rice.Kothsu is also best served with Arisi Upma, Dosa and Pongal.My version includes Onion and Brinjal.

Measure of Main Ingredients:
1. One big size brinjal or 4 medium size brinjals - Cut Lengthwise
2. Big Onion - 1
3. Tamarind - Lemon size - Soak in 1-1/2 cups of water and take out pulp.
4. Salt to taste
5. Curry leaves
6. Hing
7. Kothsu Powder 2 table spoons.
8. Oil 2 tablespoons.
9. Green Chilli 1
10. Jaggery little.

Measure of Ingredients for tempering:
1. Mustard seeds
2. Channa dal
3. Urad dal

Measure of Ingredients for the Kothsu Powder:
1. Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
2. Channa dal - 1 tsp
3. Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
4. Dry red Chillies - 5
5. Grated Coconut - 2 tspsFry the above in little oil till good smell comes cool it and make a powder

Making of the Kothsu:
1. Heat Oil and splutter Mustard seeds. Add Channa dal and Urad dal, when it becomes red addsliced Onion. Fry well till Onion goes brown.
2. Now add Brinjal pieces and Fry till it shrinks. Take out and keep aside.
3. In the same Kadai add Tamarind pulp and bring it to a boil.
4. When raw smell of Tamarind goes, add Slit Green Chilli, Fried Onion and Brinjal pieces,Salt, Hing and Curry leaves.
5. When Brinjal is almost cooked, add Kothsu powder.
6. Cook further for 5 minutes

# Serve Hot with Arisi Upma or Ven Pongal. #
This is my Submission for RCI hosted by Lakshmi of


Anonymous said...

Hi MT, these are two fantastic recipes! That upma must be extra-delicious with the freshly ground rice, and kothsu looks and sounds great too. I will definitely try these, but I'll need a weekend morning to try grinding rice :) Thanks so much for sharing both.

Sia said...

that looks fab MT. it sounds like badane gojju we make at home. by the way what is arisi upma?

Menu Today said...

Hi Linda,
When time permits try this and do let me know the outcome of it. Thank u so much.

Hi Supriya,
Yes, it is similar to that.
Arisi Upma- upma made with rice rawa. (Rice - Arisi in Tamil)

FH said...

MT! I was waiting for your Tamil recipe!!It's worth the wait.Looks mouthwatering,as soon as I get Eggplant,I will make Gotsu.
I just picked some recipes from a book for RCI:)

Menu Today said...

Hi Asha,
I am waiting for your post. Please try this dish and enjoy, thanks.

swapna susarla said...

hi menutoday..
nice recipe dear..can u please increase the size of the letters in this post.It is so difficult to read..:-D

Anonymous said...

My mouth is watering as I write this comment. I have to make this sometime! Thanks for the recipe. Great entry!

KA said...

Both the dishes looks great!
We call the kothsu you described, vankaya pulusu and the spice powder you described in the recipe, we call it pulusu podi.

USHA said...

Hi MT,

Both the recipes looks very authenic,,, even i use to do Arisi Upma at home, when i have a stock of it given by mom..

Wonderful entry for the event.

Prema Sundar said...

Hi MT,
Good recipe. My MIL makes brinjal and Tomato Kothsu in a slightly different way. It goes very well with dosa and idly too.
BTW check this site and u can contribute ur recipes too.

Viji said...

This is really delicious MT. I just love the taste. Wishing you a very happy Tamil New Year. Viji

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recipe, MT! Wishing you and your family all the happiness and success on Tamil New Year...

Roopa said...

First time here,
kothsu is mouth watering yummy
i love brinjals ! i have some may be will try soon!

Menu Today said...

fiHi Swapna,
Now I adjusted, thanks for visiting.

Hi Hema,
Please try and enjoy when you have time . Thanks.

Hi KA,
I am happy to know that you also make this. Thanks.

Hi Usha,
Thanks a lot, keep visiting.

Hi Prema,
Post your version when you find time. I will learn that too.
I will send my entries there.
Happy new year.

Hi Viji,
Thanks a lot and wish you the same.

Hi Latha,
Thank you so much.

Hi Roopa,
Thanks for visiting and keep visiting. Can u please give your link???

Madhoo.S.Gargya said...

Hi MT, I have been visiting your link for a while now and I should say that most of your recipes remaind me of my mom's authentic recipes.I tried the karadayan nonbu adai and the traditional sweet kozhukattai and it came out excellent.My native town being Chidambaram I was obviously thrilled to see the kothsu recipe.My mom makes yuummy kothsu with idly and the arisi uppuma is my all time favorite tiffin item.Thanks for all your lovely recipes!

Nirmala said...

Hi MT,
This Chidambaram gotsu recipe I was searching the net since long time as my father used to adore this dish. Finally I found it here and am more than happy. Tried it with ven pongal and it s greta hit at home. I have made it thrice since 2 months and its a regular stuff with pongal nowadays. Thanks a lot!

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