Thursday, March 15, 2012

Torshi Liteh, Eggplantt Pickle

In my previous post I talked about Iranian pickle (Torshi), today I am going to post another delicious Torshi/ pickle made  from cooked eggplant so lets just  get started with no delay:


1 kg eggplant 
2 table spoons  black seeds
1 table spoon coriander seeds ( you can grind them)
4 carrots
200 gr celery
2 tea spoons turmeric
5 cups  white  or apple vinegar 2 cups water 1 table spoon salt ( you can modify the amount of vinegar salt and water according to your own taste, you can reduce salt and increase vinegar or salt)

2 table spoons honey

1/2 cup  cauliflower chopped very finely
3 garlic cloves ( chopped )
 1 table spoon dried mint and basil (powdered)

peel the eggplants put them in hot salty water for one hour, drain and rinse them , cook them for 10 minutes or steam cook them, place them in a strainer and  leave for a few hours until all water drained and left eggplants completely  after that  process egg plant  or you can use chopper to chop the eggplant  finely,
Carrots and cauliflower should be chopped very finely as well, I always steam cook them for a few minute, so i suggest you to do so as well, (only for a few minutes) , after  that, spread them  over a clean towel and allow them  to dry, 
Add celery to vinegar salt  water  and honey solution,  bring it to a boil, adding celery to this solution  gives it a very tasty  flavor,
add all the ingredients together in a large bowl, toss them well to marinate them with spices ( turmeric, dried mint and basil and chopped  garlic)

add them to the prepared jars or containers followed by  the solution, the acid solution should  cover the ingredients  completely,  put the jars in the fridge or cold place for a few weeks, I don't wait that long to taste the result so I try it right after 10 days or even  a week!!! but the best result comes out after passing 2 or 3 weeks,
 Happy Turshi making!!

PS; please remember to remove celery from the solution. if you don't like  sweet taste of honey in this  pickle try  to reduce it to one  table spoon or you can omit honey.

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