Brinjal Eggplant (Aubergine) Pickle (Goa, India)

READY IN: 6hrs 30mins
Recipe by reya doucette

This is a famous and very popular Brinjal-Eggplant Pickle recipe from Goa, India

Top Review by nilgiris

Very good.
I added the spices without powdering. It was still tasty except that the methi seeds were hard. Next time I would roast them more.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Julianne or dice small brinjal-eggplant.
  2. Layer brinjal with salt alternately. Let stand 4-5 hours till water separates from vegetable.
  3. Squeeze in handfuls brinjal till water is removed. Keep in separate bowl.
  4. Grind ginger and garlic in some of the vinegar to paste.
  5. Heat oil till smoke starts rising. Fry brinjals two hand fulls at a time. Drain with slotted spoon and set aside. Wait for water to evaporate from oil, till the bubbles stop before frying another lot of brinjal.
  6. Add and fry garlic and ginger paste for 5 minutes.
  7. Add dry spices, fry 2 minutes.
  8. Add vinegar and tamarind, mix well for 1 minute.
  9. Add curry leaves and sugar, mix well.
  10. Add brinjal mix well and cook 1-2 minutes.
  11. Cool and bottle.

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