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Patak Brinjal Eggplant Relish

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11.00 Ounces
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"Brinjal" is Hindi for eggplant. Authentic spice blends and eggplant are combined to make our top-selling relish. It is a great accompaniment to sharp cheeses and makes a tasty burger topping, too. 100% Natural. No Artificial Preservatives, Flavors or Colors.

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  1. International Taste Sensation! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Jan 2015

    I discovered Patak's Brinjal Egg Plant Relish in the 1990s, before Patel Brothers had arrived and before the label was sold to a UK food conglomerate. At the time, it was called Patak's Brinjal Aubergine (or Bringal Pickle Aubergine in some markets).

    When the company transferred across the Atlantic, the new owners temporarily abandoned the eggplant variety in favor of other pickled veggies. They were all tasty, but it was like losing a best friend. Talk about COMFORT food. I called the new owners at least once a year begging for a return of ambrosia.

    It was like trying to break a drug addiction, but in this case, there was no methadone in site. It's difficult to describe a flavor in a text review, but let me try...

    Some of us like our pastes, sauces and relishes *HOT*. (This one is modestly labeled "medium"). But when recipes add chili or other heat, it is far too easy to drop the ball on the other flavors. Would you like some sweet, spicy & natural flavors dancing amongst the tangy heat? Do want a flavor that makes you close your eyes and praise the designer for giving you a tongue? If this describes you, then this is as close to paradise as it gets. Next, let's talk about VERSATILE. I spread this baby on everything (the word "spread" requires artistic license. Some firm eggplant chunks are as big as your little finger!)

    Do you have to be Indian to eat this relish? Heck no! I'm a mid-west raised, New England Yankee. But this little jar of heaven has become one of my raison's d'etre (Translation: "reasons for existence"). To be fair, you have to love Indian or Mediterranean spice. It's loaded with chili, fenugreek, coriander, mustard and turmeric -- and especially fresh garlic (definitely not roasted or denatured!). And of course, it has just the right amount of heat. The basic flavor component is a bit like fermented raisins or rum w/raisin, though I doubt that there is any alcohol.

    Finally, there is price. Brinjal is almost impossible to find in most communities, especially in New England. But we are fortunate, because Patel Brothers in Shrewsbuy stocks a large quantity and a great price (35~45% lower than anywhere else!).

    Verdict: 6 out of 5 stars. (That's not a mistake. It's THAT good!)

    Want a sanity check? Why not! Write to me:
    ellery (at) starbus (dot) com

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