Roasted Eggplant Chutney – Baingan Chutney

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Roasted Eggplant chutney  (/ smoked brinjal chutney / baingan chutney) is flavorful, tasty and goes well with dosa and rotis. When I first found this recipe in my recipe dairy written for me by my mom, I was skeptical but tried anyway and was pleasantly surprised.

Roasted Eggplant chutney - smoked brinjal chutney -baingan chutney

Wash eggplant and apply a  little oil all over it.

Roasted Eggplant chutney - smoked brinjal chutney -baingan chutney

Other things needed for this chutney

Urad dal

Tamarind

Red chillies

Mustard seeds

Asafoetida powder

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Since we will be roasting the eggplant, you can stick a fork in it or use tongs to turn it over the flame.

Roasted Eggplant chutney - smoked brinjal chutney -baingan chutney

Roast the eggplant on the stove. You can roast it in oven too.

Roasted Eggplant chutney - smoked brinjal chutney -baingan chutney

You can use a cooling rack for additional support if you want. I also roast corn like this.

Roasted Eggplant chutney - smoked brinjal chutney -baingan chutney

Roasted Eggplant chutney - smoked brinjal chutney -baingan chutney

Roasted Eggplant chutney - smoked brinjal chutney -baingan chutney

Peel the skin.

Roasted Eggplant chutney - smoked brinjal chutney -baingan chutney

Heat oil and season with mustard seeds. Fry urad dal.

Roasted Eggplant chutney - smoked brinjal chutney -baingan chutney

Add asafoetida powder.

Roasted Eggplant chutney - smoked brinjal chutney -baingan chutney

Add red chilies.

Roasted Eggplant chutney - smoked brinjal chutney -baingan chutney

Add tamarind.

Roasted Eggplant chutney - smoked brinjal chutney -baingan chutney

Add the eggplant. This step is optional since eggplant is already cooked because of the roasting.

Roasted Eggplant chutney - smoked brinjal chutney -baingan chutney

Allow everything to cool down and then grind in a blender.

Roasted Eggplant chutney - smoked brinjal chutney -baingan chutney

Roasted Eggplant chutney - smoked brinjal chutney -baingan chutney

Baingan chutney is ready. Enjoy!

Roasted Eggplant chutney - smoked brinjal chutney -baingan chutney

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