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.