August 7, 2012

Brinjal Kosthu / Kathirikai Kosthu

Ingredients :

1/2 Cup Toor Dal
1/2 Cup Channa Dal
1/2 Cup Moong dal
2 Onions, Finely chopped
250 gms Brinjals ( 3 - 4 Medium sized )
1 Big Tomato, Finely chopped
4 Green chillies, sliced
4-5 Garlic pods
1/2 Tbsp Chilli - Coriander powder ( Optional )
Salt to taste
1 Tbsp Oil
1 Tsp Mustard Seeds
1 Tsp Jeera / Cumin seeds
1 Tsp Urad dal
2 Dry red chillies
Few Curry leaves
Pinch of Hing Powder

Method :

Pressure cook all dals together along with garlic, Mash them and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add Mustard seeds, once it starts spluttering, add the cumin seeds followed by urad dal, red chillies, curry leaves and hing.
Add the chopped onions and fry them for a minute.
Now add the green chillies followed by chopped tomato.
Fry them for couple of minutes or till the tomato turns soft / mushy.
Add the chopped brinjal and fry them for another couple of minutes by adding chilli - coriander powder and salt.
Pour little water and cook them.
Now add the cooked n mashed dal to the brinjal. Mix well and adjust salt.
Let it boil  for couple of minutes and turn off the flame.
Serve with Hot idlis or Pongal.

Notes :

  • Chilli - coriander powder ( Kuzhambu milagai powder ) is optional, I have added this to increase the spicy level.
  • Extra green chillies can also be added to avoid chilli powder.


  1. Eggplant with dals is new to me. But looks delicious

  2. Loved the distance focus of soft fluffy idlis :) And delicious kothsu Priya :)
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  3. looks delicious and yummy kosthu.. perfect idly.

  4. Hi Priya,

    I too follow this version to idli and dosai..

    Very nice kosthu and looks AAwesome!!

    Keep on Priya..

  5. Will try this for chapathi ...

  6. yummy idlis and this make great combo....

  7. thanks ...made it now, it is yum!