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.

LEARN HOW THE GYPSIES DISTRIBUTED THIS VEGETABLE ACROSS CONTINENTS IN THE TRAVELS OF THE EGGPLANT.


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