Bitter Melon and Brinjal (Eggplant) Relish Recipe

  • 1 bitter melon, seeded and cut into matchsticks
  • 1 eggplant, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 carrot, cut into matchsticks
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced thin
  • 2 green chile peppers, seeded and sliced thin
  • 1 small sweet onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 2 (2 inch) pieces minced fresh ginger root
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the bitter melon and eggplant to the boiling water and return to a boil; cook at a boil for 2 minutes. Drain. Rinse with cold water to stop from cooking further.
  2. Toss the bitter melon, eggplant, carrot, garlic, green chile peppers, and sweet onion in a large bowl; cover with plastic wrap and set aside.
  3. Stir the water, vinegar, ginger, sugar, and salt together in a pot; bring to a boil until the sugar has dissolved completely. Set aside to cool completely. Pour the cooled vinegar mixture over the vegetables in the bowl, assuring the vegetables are completely submerged. Cover and refrigerate. Serve cold.