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Eggplant Chutney

Snigdha's picture
Spicy Eggplant Chutney goes well with steamed Rice.
  Indian eggplants 3 Small
  Tomatoes 1
  Onion 1 Small, chopped
  Tamarind paste 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Mustard seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cumin seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), finely chopped
  Green chilies 2 , chopped
  Mint sprig 3 (Pudina)
  Cilantro sprig 4 (Dhaniya)
  Turmeric powder 1 Pinch
  Salt To Taste
  Chili powder To Taste

Cut eggplant into small pieces and sprinkle some salt on them and keep aside for 5 minutes; then wash thoroughly with water.

Heat a skillet and add 2 tbs of oil. When hot, add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter.

Add cumin seeds, chopped garlic, green chillies and chopped onion. Saute and add chopped tomatoes. Mix well.

Add eggplant, chopped cilantro and mint. If you like the extra tangy taste, you may choose to add a little tamarind paste at this point. Saute for a minute.

Add salt and chilly powder. Mix well. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.

Remove lid and continue cooking until eggplant has become tender/water has evaporated.

Add half cup of water. Mix well and grind the entire mixture into a smooth paste in a blender.

Serve with steamed Rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes

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Anonymous's picture
I love eggplant chutney with plain steamed rice. In fact, down south, we make it a little different, we use tamarind base for the chutney. Slightly roasted and crushed eggplants or brinjals are added to this along with dried chili flakes and a pinch of salt. We mix it all together and the chutney is ready. Try it out, it's also amazing. The chili flakes floating in the deep brown chutney is worth a sight! :) Thanks for your recipe, I shall definitely try this out!
Delicious.Thoughts's picture
This eggplant chutney looks delicious ! I like the chutney made with a tamarind base also. I personally make this with roasted eggplant and onion seasonings.
shantihhh's picture
Snigdha! I love your recipes! Can't wait to try this as eggplant is a fav of mine.