Crunchy tsukemono (pickled brinjal)

Crunchy tsukemono (pickled brinjal)

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  • Easy
  • Carb Conscious Dairy free


  • 12 baby brinjals
  • 4 halved beetroot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup soya sauce
  • 1 cup rice wine vinegar

Cooking Instructions

Place all the ingredients into a medium saucepan.

Bring to the boil, cover and simmer until the vegetables are soft, about 20 minutes.

Cool in the liquid. Store in a Tupperware or Ziploc bag in the fridge.

They’re delicious with the chicken katsu.

Cook's note: I’ve always loved gari, the sweetish pickled ginger served with sushi, but in Tokyo I was spoilt for choice by the sheer variety of tsukemono (pickles) – everything from carrot and daikon to baby marrow. They add lovely colour as a side and are the perfect palate cleanser, their sourness contrasting with the intense umami of many dishes. This pickled brinjal recipe is so good with yakitori (meat skewers).

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Abigail Donnelly Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly
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