Food Stories: ‘Tis the season of the Mango

  Kathi (Tangy) Chutney Meethi (Sweet) Chutney Mango Achar (Pickle) It’s that time of the year again when we find ourselves replacing meals with the indulgent sweetness of mangoes. A delicious variety of chutneys and achaars (pickle) too, become a merry accompaniment at breakfast, lunch and dinner. As quoted by the famous and incomparable Mirza […]

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Wedding Pickle, Lagan nu Achar made in the USA

Lagan nu Achaar is a Pickle made from fresh carrots, ginger, garlic, raisins, apricots, figs, spices, sugar, jaggery and balsamic vinegar. Sweet and Savory this pickle is a great condiment on the table. I just made a batch. It takes 3 days of preparation and 2 days to make! Not easy but very tasty to relish […]

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Cucumber Pickle

Summer Cucumbers are a plenty here in USA. With 5 large ones and the heat of the summer, I knew these cukes would go bad soon. After 5 minutes of wondering what to do with the whole batch, I thought of making a pickle/pani nu achar with the cucumbers. Guess what it was delicious. My […]

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Mango Preserve Keri no Ambakalyo

AMBAKALIO

AMBAKALIO Ingredients: 1 kg semi-ripe mangoes (any variety, but for best results and taste, either alphonso, or, even better still, the bottle’ mango,batli keri’. In places where no fresh mangoes are available, even tinned slices would do, even of ripe mangoes. Alternatively, even small green, totally unripe mangoes would do. But then add more jaggery, […]

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Pickled Cranberry Apple Sauce

Pickled Cranberry Apple Sauce Ingredients: For the pickled cranberries: 1 cup  cranberries 1 cup white vinegar 1/2 cup salt Combine Cranberries, White Vinegar and salt in a glass bottle. Cover and pickle for a week. For the sauce: 14 oz Jellied Cranberry Sauce from Ocean Spray 1 cup chopped Apples 1/2 cup Sugar Method: In […]

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Cookbook: Pickles, Chutneys and Preserves

Pickles, Chutneys and Preserves

This book has recipes that have been tried and tested, passed down from one generation to another! Some pickles are hard to make but delicious and mouth watering when made and preserved. On the other hand the Tomato Chutney and Preserves like Murumbo is easy to make and very tasty. Try making the “Tomato Chutney” […]

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KACHI KERI NO CHHUNDO this season’s Chhundo just freshly made!

1kg Raw Rajapuri mangoes 2kgs Sugar 1/4tsp Hing 2-3tsp Red chilli powder 1 tsp Jeera and jeera powder  Salt to taste. Method: Grate the raw mangoes, add sugar and put it on low fire. Keep stirring it intermittently by increasing the flame from low to high and vice versa. Cook till the sugar syrup reaches it thick consistency (actually put […]

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Fish Pickle Masala

Ingredients 1 cup of malt/cane vinegar (Kolah or Balsamic Vinegar) 1 teaspoon of black mustard seeds 2 tsp of cumin (jeera) 20 dry kashmiri chillies 8 cloves of garlic 1 kilo fish slices – you can use surmai, pomfret, singada or any white single boned fish. Soak below ingredients for around 2 hours. 1 cup of malt/cane […]

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Pickling Onions

Pickling Onions

Pickled onions are a national british treasure – everyone loves them. They are eaten with fish and chips, on a Ploughman’s Lunch, pies, and many other savory dishes. There are hundreds of commercial varieties but nothing beats a jar of homemade pickled onions. Tiny pickling or buttons onions are available in the autumn and if […]

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