Eggplant Rechel

Eggplant Rechel
Recipe type: Dessert
 
Eggplant Rechel is an Armenian food recipe for sweet eggplant preserves.
Ingredients
  • 1 kg baby eggplants
  • 1.5 kg sugar
  • 400 gr water
  • cloves, cinnamon, cardamon
  • Lime water: 0.5 kg burnt lime for 5 liters water
Instructions
  1. Choose baby eggplants no bigger than 5-6 cm. Peel them with peeler and place in lime water for 40 minutes. Rinse with cold water and strain.
  2. Boil water and place strained eggplants in boiling water, cook for 5-7 minutes, drain the water and cool down the eggplants.
  3. Make syrup, bring it to boil and place cooled eggplants in it.
  4. Cook 30-35 minutes, remove from heat and keep it like that for two hours. Repeat that operation 3 more times, add spices and cook until ready.

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