Friday, February 6, 2009

Chutney with Eggplant/Brinjal

We love eggplants at our house. I make curries like gojju and ennekayi, a typical south Indian dish's to make with eggplant. Most of the times I make quick stir-fry or north Indian style Baingan Bartha with eggplants, which tastes wonderful with chapathis.
For the first time today I tried making chutney with eggplant. It tasted creamy with eggplant, nice spice with chilis and sweet taste from shallots,very delicious and it is simple and easy recipe to make.

Ingredients I used.
  • Eggplant/brinjal/badanekayi - 1 big or 3-4 small
  • Shallot or red onion - small one
  • Green chili's - 1or 2 according to desired spice level.
For Tempering/seasoning
  • Oil - 1 tbsp for cooking eggplant + 1 tsp for seasoning
  • Mustard seeds - 1tsp
  • Hing/asafeotida - one pinch
Method :
  1. Wash and chop eggplants to bit size pieces. Cut shallots/onions as well.
  2. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan, when hot add chopped eggplant and onion and fry till little soft and not mushy. Takes about 10 - 12 mins. Keep stirring in between to make sure the veggies doesn't stick to the pan. Once done keep aside and let it cool.
  3. Once cool enough, take them all in a blender/mixie, add salt and cut chilis and grind it to a course paste.I have not used any water while grinding. Moisture from eggplant is enough to grind them and gives excellent texture to chutney.
  4. Now take this mixture in a bowl and season with hot oil, mustard seeds and hing. Pour the seasoning over chutney and mix well(add little red chili powder while seasoning, to make the chutney more spicier).
We enjoyed with chapathis. Eggplant Chutney will tastes great with hot rice or as a creamy spread on hot toast.
* Instead of roasting the eggplant in a pan, roasting can done in oven and make sure not to make it too mushy . Using shallots instead of onions to gives chutneys more flavor.
I'll be sending this to Chutney/Dip Mania hosted by Ramya of MANE ADIGE.

Here are some other chutney recipes previously posted on my blog.

Sweet Potato Chutney

Zucchini Chutney
Channadal/Kadalebele Chutney


  1. I love Eggplants too, give it to me anytime and in any form,including this chutney. Slurp!! :)

  2. Sounds & looks great, Madhu!

  3. I also make this chutney! But in a different way! YOur chutney looks so mouth-watering and delicious. Nice entry. :)

  4. delicious!!! the picture looks lovely. Thanx for the entry :)

  5. I am always in awe with chutneys - yours only increases that awe:) Very nice and looks delicious!

  6. Brinjal chutney looks yummy Madhu and so does all other chutneys :)

  7. Me too about to submit brinjal chutney for the event.Its just that the pic didnt came out so well,but now i am not gonna think abt it and just sent it.
    We make it tad differently ,but it do taste awesome
    Loved ur recipe too and will like to try it the next time i have purple beauties at my home

  8. love brinjal too in any form..Before I used to hate it but after marriage I have started to like it and I make it very often..Chutney looks yummmmm

  9. Never had eggplant chutney, looks great will try sometime

  10. Never had eggplant chutney, looks so simple and delicious, will definitely try this :-)

  11. Madu..such a lovely spread of chutney..i just love 'em..:)
    its my first time here..Lovely blog u have..:)

  12. Nice Chutney, rather all the chutneys :)

  13. Chutney looks delicious n spicy Madhu!!

  14. Wow! wonderfull collections of chutneys. Love it.

  15. Wonderful Chutney recipe.... Loved all ur chutney recipe. YUM!

  16. Madhu, I love this simple but delicious chutney, especially since it's eggplant which is my favorite veggie. Looks lovely.

  17. Your blog is really gud..awesome recipes!!!

  18. OMG!! i adore eggplants and this is something i would really love to have

  19. Totally new idea and loved using eggplant in a chutney.