Aubergine pickle

Use up a glut of aubergines in this Indian-spiced chutney with tamarind, ginger and mustard seeds

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:50 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 19
  • fat 0.3g
  • saturates 0g
  • carbs 3.8g
  • sugars 3.7g
  • fibre 0.4g
  • protein 0.3g
  • salt 0g


  • 3 onions, chopped
  • 100g chunk ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard seed
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 3 tbsp tomato purée
  • 3 tbsp tamarind paste from a jar
  • 1kg aubergine, diced
  • 150g raisins
  • 200g soft light brown sugar
  • 250ml malt vinegar


  1. Put the onions, ginger and oil in a large saucepan and gently cook for 15 mins until soft. Stir in the spices and curry leaves and fry for a few mins, then add the tomato purée and tamarind and fry for a few mins more.

  2. Stir in the aubergines, raisins, sugar and vinegar. Heat gently until the sugar has dissolved, then simmer for 20 mins until the chutney has thickened. Leave for 10 mins, then spoon into sterilised jars and seal.

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