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#RECIPE | Learn How to Make “Pitika” – Eggplant Chutney from Assam

This one is for the chutney lovers. Today we learn how to make an interesting roasted eggplant chutney called “Pitika”, contributed by Puravee Bordoloi from Assam –  a passionate home chef, and an advocate by profession. 

Pitika is an eggplant chutney – a side dish that is almost always present in any authentic Assamese thali/platter. It’s a simple chutney that needs only a handful of ingredients, but has a mouthful of flavors. So let’s find out how to make this interesting chutney from Assam!

Find out how to make the famous “Pitika” – an Assamese chutney prepared with egg plant, tomatoes, chilli and Coriander

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Recipe of “Pitika” – a Assamese chutney

Ingredients :

  • 1 Eggplant (Bigger eggplants are preferable)
  • 1 medium Tomato
  • 1 Onion  (finely chopped)
  • 3-4 chillies (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp of mustard oil
  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • Roasted sesame powder (optional)
  • Salt to taste

Ingredients for Assamese chutney “Pitika”  (L to R, clockwise): chopped coriander leaves, roasted eggplant, tomato, onion, chillies and ginger.

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Ingredients for Assamese chutney “Pitika”  (L to R, clockwise): chopped coriander leaves, roasted eggplant, tomato, onion, chillies and ginger.

Directions to Cook:

  • Prick the eggplant with a fork and smear some oil all over it
  • Now roast the eggplant and tomatoes over an open flame. Turn once every minute, and continue until it’s cooked properly.
  • Remove from heat and gently peel the skin from both the eggplant and the tomato, and now mash them together.
  • Add the chopped onion, chilli and coriander leaves.
  • Season with mustard oil and salt. You can also add some roasted sesame powder (optional)
  • Mix the seasonings well with the rest of the chutney ingredients.
  • Garnish with a raw chilli on top and serve.

And the yummy side dish “Pitika” is ready to serve!!

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Recipe of “Pitika” – a Assamese chutney

Puravee Bordoloi Pari

Criminal lawyer, research scholar and a foodie - who loves to eat, cook and explore authentic traditional food especially North East Indian dishes
Puravee Bordoloi Pari

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