Introduction :

From: GOAN COOKBOOK by Joyce Fernandes

Ingredients :

1 kg brinjals
2 tbsps salt
50 dry red chillies
6 pods garlic
1 ½ tbsps turmeric
1 ¼ tsp mustard seeds
1 ¼ tsp cumminseeds
1 ¼ fenugreek seeds
500 ml refined oil
4 inch ginger (sliced)
2 pods garlic (sliced)
few curry leaves
5 tbsps sugar


Wash and wipe the brinjals. Cut them into 2-inch pieces, apply salt and leave in the sun for 3 or 4 hours. Allow the water that collects to drain out. Grind the next 6 ingredients using vinegar, to a fine paste. Heat the oil in a large pan, add slices, ingredients and curry leaves, after a minute mix the spice paste and fry for 2 minutes. Add brinjal pieces, sugar and cook on slow fire till brinjals are soft. If required, add salt, sugar and vinegar. Cool the preparation and bottle