Thursday, August 1, 2013

Brinjal Pickle (aunt's recipe)

This brinjal pickle recipe is from my aunt. It turns out pretty good and it disappears in no time at all. A big favourite in the family. You might also be interested in this brinjal pickle recipe.
Brinjal Pickle

1 bottle sweet oil
5 lbs. brinjal – cut into pieces and sprinkled with salt.
8 bits of turmeric about 2” each.
2 level tbspns methi
2 level tbspns mustard
7 big pods of garlic
6 tbspns geera
3 heaped Milkmaid tins sugar (1 lb. 12 oz or approx. 750 gms)
113 red Kashmiri chillies

  • Roast mustard seeds on tawa and then the methi and geera and husk them. 
  • Grind the Kashmiri chillies,turmeric and garlic to a paste using sufficient vinegar.
  • Boil sugar with water till it reaches a thread-like consistency.
  • Then add one bottle of sweet oil with curry leaves.
  • Add the methi, mustard and geera and then the masala ground in vinegar.
  • Lastly, add the brinjals cut into 1" cubes.
  • Add little salt and vinegar if necessary.
  • Allow to cook on a slow fire until brinjal is cooked.

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