Brinjal Chutney / Eggplant Chutney (or) Pickle / Eggplant Dipping Sauce !!

Brinjal / eggplant chutney, it is very simple recipes. This chutney / pickle can be stored in refrigerator for a week. Always store the pickle in sterilized bottel or air tight plastic container . By using this pickle, we can also prepare brinjal rice / vangi bath (by simply mix the pickle with steamed rice), best sauce for pasta, great for dippings etc,. I love to have this pickle with idly, dosa, chapathi, biriyani etc., Spices can be use as per taste.

Happy Cooking …

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Brinjal (small size) – 5 nos. chopped

Tomato – 2 nos. ripen

Red chili powder – 2 tsp (as per taste)

Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Tamarind (seedless)- small size

Garlic – 5 cloves

Ginger – small piece (1 inch)

Sugar / jaggery – 1/2 tsp

Salt as required


Oil – as required (I used 1/4 cup)

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Jeera / cumin – 1 tsp

Hing / asofoetida – 1/4 tsp

Roasted jeera powder – 1 tsp

Roasted fenugreek powder – 1/2 tsp

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Keep the pan on medium flame, add 1 tsp of oil, garlic, brinjal, ginger & saute it for 5 minutes or until brinjal gets tender.

Now add the chopped tomatoes, tamarind & cook it for another 5 more minutes.

Remove the mixture, make it cool & grind it into paste.

Start to tempering in the same pan, by adding oil, splutter the mustard, jeera, hing, grounded paste & cook the mixture for 5 mintues.

Add red chili powder, jeera powder, turmeric, coriander powder, fenugreek powder, mix it & cook till the raw flavor goes off.

Cover the pan & cook it for 10- 15 minutes on medium heat or until oil floats on top.

Finally add a piece of jaggery & mix it well (enhance its taste).

Serve & enjoy it…

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Love brinjal chutney and your version looks like lovely delicious mouthwatering pickle

    1. Thank you so much Chitra, for your wonderful encouragement …

  2. Can you believe I have never had brinjal chutney? Now I am wondering how…. 🙂

    1. Malar says:

      Aruna, how come you have never had brinjal chutney !!! You are making me wonder as well 😉

      1. I feel like I have been living under a rock…. 🙂

  3. I like brinjal a lot. And yours is mouthwatering!!

    1. Thank u.. Me too 🙂

  4. Karinna says:

    Wonderful flavours – I must make this!

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