Sweet and Sour Eggplant or Eggplant Pickle

sweet and sour eggplant

You get to enjoy sweetness, spiciness and sourness in this dish…

This is more like a pickle, can be served as a side dish along with biryani or plain rice or with chapati.

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making sweet and sour eggplant

Sweet and Sour Eggplant or Eggplant Pickle
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Recipe type: Side dish
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 5 People
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds- 2 tsp
  • Dry red whole chili-2
  • Small onions, chopped- 6
  • Green chilies, halved- 4
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Eggplant, cubed- 7, small eggplants
  • Tamarind juice- ¼ cup (soak 2 inch fresh tamarind in ¼ cup warm water)
  • Jaggery- 3 to 4 inch slice
  • Chili powder- ¼ to ½ tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  1. Soak fresh tamarind in warm water for 3 minutes, smash the tamarind in water and strain the juice. Discard the fibers.
  2. Heat a frying pan over medium heat, add oil, let it turn hot.
  3. Add mustard seeds, let it splutter.
  4. Add dry red chili, saute for a few seconds.
  5. Add small onions, green chilies, curry leaves and salt, saute till onions turn translucent.
  6. Add eggplant, cook covered till it turns tender.
  7. Add tamarind juice, combine well.
  8. Add jaggery, combine well.
  9. Add chili powder, combine well.
  10. Cook for some more time till eggplant gets mashed up.
  11. Have a taste and add more salt for taste.
  12. Remove from the heat, let cool down and serve in a bowl.


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