Sunday, 25 September 2011


For Mark, and all of my readers, here, there is a recipe for Pindjur.

Pindjur is a relish of red peppers, tomatoes, aubergines and different spices. Vegetable chunks combined with spices give this product an appetising flavour, appealing colour and pleasant aroma. It is a dish from Macedonian cuisine.
There are several varieties of the recipe and this is the one I used.



4 kg ripe tomatoes
10 dag hot peppers
5 kg roasted red peppers
1.5. kg roasted aubergines
20 garlic cloves
bunch of fresh parsley leaves
25 dag cloves
4 tablespoon of salt
8 dl vinegar
1 dl oil

Mixture 1: 
Peel off tomatoes, slice them and add chopped hot peppers. Add sugar, salt, vinegar and oil. Cook it for 1.5 hours on low fire to reduce the liquid.
Mixture 2:
Roast peppers and aubergines - in oven or even better grill them. Peel them off. Slice them into chunks. Add chopped parsley leaves and garlic. 
When the first mixture is done, add the second one and cook it all for another 20 minutes. Pour the mixture into glass jars and cover with the cellophane. Make sure the jars are warmed up in the oven before being filled up with Pinjur.
Bon appetite!


  1. Sounds great. I reckon it must be good with some strong goat's or sheep's cheese, and a glass of nice fruity red wine! How long does it keep?
    Thanks for the mention, BTW. :)

  2. It keeps rather well for months on cold, dark place. Make sure the jars are cleaned properly and warmed in the oven. Fill the jars to the full to reduce air pockets between the cover and the mixture. You can use metal jar lids and turn the jar up side down until cold. Another way to keep the air away is to add some oil on the top before covering the jar.

  3. Prekrasan pinđur,ja ga obožavam,prava delicija za zimu u teglicama...veliki pozdrav:)

  4. It looks and sounds delicious! I have some eggplant (aubergine) and tomatoes ready to pick. I'm going to give your recipe a try!


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