Achari Baingan (Brinjal in Pickled Spices)
I love any vegetable in the pickle masala. At times I do not understand the difference between a curry in pickle spices and a pickle itself. Over the years I have tweaked the recipe for achari recipes I cook at home. While they do hold the basic recipe mostly, the achari recipes have that is, I have switched to air frying my core ingredient, aubergines. Achari bhindi and achari karela are my favourites but brinjals will not disappoint you either. I use vinegar instead of amchur powder, this is my choice for tanginess, you can stick to amchur powder. I also don't like cooking the vegetables without frying them because my family hates lady's finger and brinjal if not shallow fried. We use the airfryer at times for this, but this recipe has resorted to frying hence used oil and so we have some indulgent curry.