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Indian Chutney Made with ‘Udumalbet’ Eggplant Recipe

Try this quick and easy Indian eggplant chutney recipe using ‘Udumalbet’ eggplants!

Summer 2014

  • Udmalbet is just one of the many local varieties of eggplant found in India.
    Photo Courtesy fotolia/Ali Safarov

Total Hands-On Time: 20 min

Yield: A few 8 oz. jars

In India, an egg-shaped fruit of a light green color streaked in purple — a variety of eggplant called ‘Udumalbet’ — is very popular and is used in chutneys and curries.

India has so many local varieties of eggplant that it would require a whole library to list and describe them. In fact, the variety ‘Udumalbet’ is named after a very old summer resort town in the highlands of Southern India, meaning that seeds had already traveled for hundreds of years from the northern region of Rajasthan down south.


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