How to make North Indian Brinjal Pickle -

A tasty,spicy and easy to make brinjal picke.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Small brinjals (छोटे बैंगन), Vinegar (विनेगर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Pickles, Jams and Chutneys

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North Indian Brinjal Pickle

North Indian Brinjal Pickle Recipe Card


Hindi: baingan
Also called by names like aubergine and eggplant, this purple hued fleshy vegetable is a versatile thing and fun to cook with. Dish-up a very traditional bharta with it, bake a lasagna with parmesan and eggplant or just fry it for a great accompaniment with dal-chawal, brinjal is versatile. To choose one without seeds, pick the lighter one with a smooth shiny skin.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for North Indian Brinjal Pickle Recipe

  • Small brinjals cut into ½ inch thick round slices 10-15

  • Vinegar 1/2 cup

  • Jaggery (gur) grated 2 tablespoons

  • Oil 1 cup

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt 2 tablespoons

  • For paste

  • Ginger 1 inch piece

  • Garlic 8 cloves

  • Red chilli powder 1/4 cup

  • Vinegar 2 tablespoons

  • For powder

  • Mustard seeds roasted and powdered 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Black peppercorns roasted and powdered 10-12

  • Cloves roasted and powdered 5

  • Cinnamon roasted and powdered 1 inch stick

  • Green cardamoms roasted and powdered 6


Step 1

Soak jaggery in vinegar and dissolve it completely. Grind together ginger, garlic, red chilli powder and vinegar to a smooth paste.

Step 2

Heat oil in a pan. Add the ground paste, turmeric powder and sauté for a minute or two.

Step 3

Add brinjal pieces, salt and mix well. Cover with a lid and stir in between until brinjal becomes soft

Step 4

Add the jaggery solution and sauté till the moisture evaporates.

Step 5

Add mustard powder, black pepper powder, cloves powder, cinnamon powder and green cardamoms powder and mix well.

Step 6

Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Step 7

Store in a dry jar or bottle and serve immediately.

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