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Spicy Eggplant Chutney

Spicy Eggplant Chutney

This HOT chutney is the perfect accompaniment to poppadoms! This amazing condiment contains some pretty hot peppers, but you can tone it down by using other peppers lower on the Scoville Scale. It's absolutely delicious!!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine Indian
Servings 15 people as a condiment


  • 18 oz eggplant we used one Italian and one Japanese White
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ½ ts black pepper
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 2 each Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Pepper) dried seed pods - leave out or reduce for a milder chutney
  • ½ ts "The End" hot sauce by Pepper Palace, or your hot sauce of choice
  • 1 ts hot chili powder
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 4 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoon brown sugar


  • Slice and cube eggplant, place in a bowl and sprinkle salt over, mixing with hands to evenly cover.  Leave for 5 mins.  (Water droplets should appear on the surface of the eggplant). Wipe off salt and dry with a paper towel.
    Hot Eggplant Chutney sliced eggplant
  • Dry fry over a high heat the cumin and mustard seeds for 30 seconds (seeds will pop and move around the pan as they release flavor)
    Hot Eggplant Chutney
  • Place the cumin, mustard & fenugreek seeds, black pepper, dried Bhut Jolokia and extra hot chili powder into a pestle and mortar (or I use a Jamie Oliver Flavor Shaker) and blend spices together
    Hot Eggplant Chutney
  • On a medium hot skillet add the vegetable oil and bring to heat, add the egg plant and simmer for 10 mins , mixing regularly to ensure it doesn’t stick to the skillet.
    Hot Eggplant Chutney chopped eggplant in a pan
  • Add the garlic cloves and cook for another 5 mins mixing regularly then add the turmeric mixing all to ensure even coverage.
    Spicy Eggplant Chutney chopped eggplant with garlic and turmeric
  • Mix the brown sugar, apple cider, hot sauce, and spice mix together in a bowl and pour into the skillet cooking for a another 3 minutes until most all of the liquid had dissolved.
    Spicy Eggplant Chutney The End Hot Sauce
  • Remove Skillet from heat and let cool before decanting to a mason jar and refrigerating or serve up immediately with poppadums.
    Spicy Eggplant Chutney
Keyword Chutney, spicy condiment
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