Smoked Eggplant Chutney

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 Amazingly creamy smoked Eggplant Chutney /Sutta kathirikkai Chutney is easy, hearty and comforting! The eggplants are smoked perfectly and smokiness in this chutney makes is very distinct and SO flavorful! You won’t be able to stop at one bowl. 

smoked eggplant chutney served in brass bowl seasoned with mustard seeds and curryleaves

                            Smoked Eggplant chutney/ Sutta Kathirikkai Chutney

How to smoke Eggplant?

There are two ways to smoke the eggplant

On Direct Flame: Using thongs pick the eggplant and show directly over the flame turning frequently for 6 to 8 mins until the eggplant is completely charred.

If you have an induction stove or coil-based stove at your home, you can smoke the eggplant in the oven

Oven method: you can grill the eggplant in the oven, place eggplant on baking tray and grill at 200 degrees C/400 degree F for 20- 25 mins giving a quarter turn every 5mins.

And go ahead with the method.

How many brinjals should I take for 1 eggplant?

1 eggplant can yield  250grams maximum so we need 3 brinjals for this recipe.

My charred Eggplant is difficult to peel off. How to fix it?

Gently spray some oil over the eggplant before you charred it.

Immerse in water once the eggplant is charred, the skin will be easy to peel off.

How do you serve eggplant Chutney?

Eggplant chutney is best served with idli, dosa, roti, poor.

How to make Smoked Eggplant Chutney step by step: 

eggplant roasted over direct flame
To smoke the eggplant on stove top. Place the eggplant on fire and to roast turning frequently using tongs. it would take 5 to 7 mins until you see char-grilled marks. The eggplant should be nice and soft.
char grilled eggplant is on the white marble woekspace
Once the eggplant has charred, immerse in the bowl of water and peel out the skin
eggplant is mashed in bowl
The skin is peeled out and gently mash it using a fork. (You can either leaves off with mashing!!)
garlic, dryredchilli and cumin are sauted in saute pan
Heat up gingelly oil in saute pan, add cumin seeds, garlic, dry redchilli, tamarind.
garlic and dry redchillies are in blender
Add the roasted spices to the blender and pulse for seconds
eggplant is added to blender jar
Now add eggplants
smoked eggplant chutney in blender
Pulse it just for few seconds To season: Heat up oil add mustard seeds,cumin seeds and curryleaves let it cracle and pour over the eggplant chutney.

close up shot of eggplant chutney seasoned with mustard seeds and curryleaves

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Smoked Eggplant Chutney


  • Author: Nithya Ravikumar
  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

Description

Amazingly creamy smoked Eggplant Chutney /Sutta kathirikai Chutney is easy, hearty and comforting!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 eggplant
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 3 Garlic
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 3 Dry red chilli
  • 1 small size Tamarind
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. To smoke the eggplant on stove top. Place the eggplant on fire and to roast turning frequently using tongs. it would take 5 to 7 mins until you see char-grilled marks. The eggplant should be nice and soft.
  2. immerse in water,peel out the brinjal and make them mushy.
  3. Heat up the oil, saute cumin, garlic, dry red chilli, tamarind into a fine paste.
  4. Add the brinjal and pluse them until its well blended.
  5. Saute mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curryleaves, for tempering and add into the Grinded Brinjal.
  6. Smoked Brinjal Chutney is Ready!

Notes

How many brinjals should I take for 1 eggplant?

1 eggplant can yield 250grams maximum so we need 3 brinjals for this recipe.

My charred Eggplant is difficult to peel off. How to fix it?

Gently spray some oil over the eggplant before you charred it.

How to smoke Eggplant?
There are two ways to smoke the eggplant

Direct Flame: Using thongs pick the eggplant and show directly over the flame turning frequently for 6 to 8 mins until the eggplant is completely charred.

If you have an induction stove or coil-based stove at your home, you can smoke the eggplant in the oven

Oven method: you can grill the eggplant in the oven, place eggplant on baking tray and grill at 200 degrees C/400 degree F for 20- 25 mins giving a quarter turn every 5mins.
And go ahead with the method.

  • Category: chutney, dip, sauces, sidedishes
  • Cuisine: Indian, south Indian

Update Notes: This post was originally posted in 2015 but was rewritten and republished with new photos step by step instructions and tips in  March 2019.

 

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4 Comments

  1. hi, how long will this keep?

    1. Nithya Narasimhan says:

      Hi Michelle, Store them in an air-tight container and refrigerate. It stays well and good for 3 days.

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