Homemade Pickled Eggplant with Carrot Recipe

Do not use large overripe eggplants for this recipe. You should choose the strong young small eggplant.

Fermented eggplant with carrot

Ingredients:

  • 8-10 eggplants
  • 5-6 fragrant peppercorns
  • 5-6 cloves
  • 1 cup of salt (without iodine)
  • 2-3 carrot
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • parsley, to taste.

1. Remove the stem end of the eggplant.

ingredients for the pickled eggplant

2. Boil the eggplant in strongly salted water with cloves and fragrant peppercorns for 15-20 minutes.

the eggplant in water

How understand that the eggplant are ready?

Try to pierce eggplant rind with help of match. If eggplant rind is pierced easily, the eggplant are ready. Be careful. Вo not overcook them.

3. Remove the eggplant from the water and put them on a flat surface. Put something heavy on them and allow standing at room temperature for 3 hours. The eggplant will lose their bitter taste.

the eggplant under weight

4. Chop the garlic.

the choped garlic

5. Grate the carrot.

grated carrots

6. Take a deep longitudinal section in each eggplant but not completely cut the vegetables.

the sliced eggplant

7. Salt them a little and put the chopped garlic.

sliced eggplant with garlic

8. Add the grated carrot.

the sliced eggplant with carrot

9. Add the parsley.

the eggplant with carrot and parsley

10. Join the edges of the eggplant halves.

the eggplant with vegetables

11. And again put something heavy on the vegetables and let them standing at room temperature for 2 days and other 2 days in a cold place.

the fermented eggplant under weight

The fermented eggplants with carrot are ready. Serve them with olive oil and onion. A good side order to the dish is boiled potatoes.


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