Saturday, 25 March 2017

The Taste of Home.


There are always certain foods that, if you live abroad, are almost unattainable. I could travel a long distance to buy them, but frankly it's easier to make my own.

One such treat is Brinjal Pickle; the perfect accompaniment to a good curry.


Luckily I saved the label from my last jar of Patak's, so it was simply a matter of reading the ingredients, and having a go.

I've made it before; the last time I added too much garlic, and rather spoilt it. This time I've followed the ingredients to the letter, and the resulting pickle seems pretty good.


I'll leave it to 'mature' for a few weeks before broaching; then I'll test it with a very simple Rice and Dhal.

I made two 270g jars; the Aubergine cost 55 centimes. Cheap is an understatement.




21 comments:

  1. I like a brinjal side dish with my curry. I buy brinjal pickle for curries at home.

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    1. Our local supply of Indian pickles and chutnies seems to have dried-up for the present. Hence I'm making my own.

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  2. I don't know what Brinjal Pickle is, but I read that the main ingredient is aubergine. Very clever of you to work out the recipe from its label; home-made is always the best.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. As you will see on the label, the main ingredient is sugar. As someone who tries to eat as little sugar as possible, I reduced this dramatically, so it won't be exactly the same. It still tastes good though.

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  3. That's very clever of you!! I haven't tried Brinjal pickle. I would have googled but your idea is much better. You can copy exactly the brand you prefer. Bravo. Good eating

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    1. We eat several different Indian pickles, but the one we prefer is Brinjal.

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  4. Sounds good! Never done that where you follow the ingredients list, I always assume there's something else they do to it.

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    1. I think you can work out a recipe from the ingredients. The rest is usually just normal cooking skills.

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  5. Clever you. I haven't tried this pickle but I'm going to give it a go.
    Briony
    x

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    1. It's a sweet pickle; lovely with a Ruby Murray.

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  6. Great idea. Love pickles and chutneys, so will have a go at it. I have a great apple chutney I make and a mango one.

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    1. I made the above in about 15 mins. It's very good.

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  7. My husband loves Branston pickle which is more and more difficult to find in its original recipe in Canada. Is this anything like Branston pickle? -Jenn

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    1. Not really Jenn. It's quite sweet, spicy, and made from Aubergine. It's always difficult to describe such things; you'd need to taste it. If you eat curries, it'd be worth trying a jar. By the way, I adore Branston pickle too, in fact I stopped making my own pickles simply because I knew I could never make anything as good.

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  8. I've never tried Brinjal pickle. We've got a couple of jars of mango chutney in the car, can't get the stuff I like from Leclerc.

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    1. Leclerc's Mango chutney is quite good (when they have it). Unfortunately their Indian pickles and chutneys have been in short supply for the past few months. They'll probably appear again one day.

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  9. Really? There is such a thing as too much garlic? Good on you for making your own Brinjal Pickle. The more I make from scratch the more I could kick myself for all the money wasted on food prepared for me at high cost.

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    1. I'm a big garlic fan, but Brinjal pickle shouldn't really taste of garlic; it spoilt the basic flavour.

      As for wasting money, I'm always amazed seeing what rubbish young people buy at my local supermarket, and the money they spend. I sometimes feel like giving them a good talking-to.

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  10. Oh this looks good. I think I saw this on Amazon, I must try.
    Can not wait for the update.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  11. Well there's something new to try. I'm a curry fan but can't ever recall seeing that particular pickle.

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  12. Well there's something new to try. I'm a curry fan but can't ever recall seeing that particular pickle.

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