31
Jan 17

Raw jack fruit pickle

Nature provides us so many super foods for our benefits, jack fruit is one of them. This is also called functional food, Jack fruit was the life saver for the poor during World War 2, when there was scarcity of our staple food rice.

The jack fruit is very powerful anti diabetic and have plenty of fiber, you can store this super food as pickles and can use for many months.

Ingredients:

  • Raw jack fruit: 1 kg
  • Raw Mango: 150gm
  • Onion: 100 gm
  • Ginger: 100gm
  • Garlic: 50 gm
  • Salt: 60 gm
  • Yellow mustard powder: 50 gm
  • Red chili powder: 30 gm
  • Turmeric powder: 10 gm
  • Asafetida: ½ teaspoon
  • Fennel seed: 10 gm
  • Onion seed: 5 gm
  • Garam masala powder: 10 gm
  • Black pepper powder: 5gm
  • Mustard oil: 350 gm
  • Vinegar: 4 tablespoon
  • Jaggery: 20 gm (optional)

Preparation:

  1. Clean and peel the raw jackfruit, Cut into thin pieces as shown in photo, keep aside
  2. Peel off raw mango and grate the mango, keep aside.
  3. Make wet masala by grinding onion, ginger and garlic together. Keep aside.
  4. Soak Jaggery into the vinegar for a while, keep aside
  5. Blanch by putting raw jackfruit into the boiling water for 4-5 minutes until it becomes soft subsequently put into chilled water immediately.
  6. Then put these vegetables in to the sun for an hour for drying to get rid of extra water.

Method:

  1. Take a fry pan. Put oil in it, when oil starts smoking, put asafetida and grounded wet masala.
  2. Fry on medium flame till it becomes golden brown and oil separates from the masala.
  3. Add raw grated mango stir fry for couple of minutes; add Salt, onion seed, Turmeric powder, Fennel seed, and Red chili powder masala and raw jack fruit slice.
  4. Stir it and fry for 4-5 minutes, add Yellow mustard powder, Garam masala powder, Black pepper powder and Vinegar, put off the flame. Let it cool.
  5. Store this pickle in a glass container; put this container with lid on into sun for 6-7 days, raw jackfruit pickle is ready.
    Raw jack fruit pickle

    Raw jack fruit pickle

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    Blanch by putting raw jackfruit into the boiling water

    Blanch by putting raw jackfruit into the boiling water

    Blanch by putting raw jackfruit into the boiling water

    Blanch by putting raw jackfruit into the boiling water

    vegetables in to the sun

    vegetables in to the sun

    add grounded wet masala

    add grounded wet masala

    Fry on medium flame

    Fry on medium flame

    Add raw grated mango

    Add raw grated mango

    stir fry for couple of minutes

    stir fry for couple of minutes

    add Salt, onion seed, Turmeric powder, Funnel seed, and Red chili powder masala and raw jack fruit slice.

    add Salt, onion seed, Turmeric powder, Fennel seed, and Red chili powder masala and raw jack fruit slice.

    add Salt, onion seed, Turmeric powder, Funnel seed, and Red chili powder masala and raw jack fruit slice.

    add Salt, onion seed, Turmeric powder, Fennel seed, and Red chili powder masala and raw jack fruit slice.

    Stir it and fry for 4-5 minutes

    Stir it and fry for 4-5 minutes

    add Yellow mustard powder

    add Yellow mustard powder

    add Garam masala powder

    add Garam masala powder

    add Vinegar

    add Vinegar

    Raw jack fruit pickle

    Raw jack fruit pickle

    Raw jack fruit pickle

    Raw jack fruit pickle

    Raw jack fruit pickle

    Raw jack fruit pickle

    Raw jack fruit pickle

    Raw jack fruit pickle

    Raw jack fruit pickle

    Raw jack fruit pickle


23
Jan 17

Stuff green chili pickle

Pickles are very important item in Indian meal; in north India it is very common to pack paratha with pickles in the lunch boxes for kids, either stuffed paratha or plane paratha.

This green chili pickles is spicy, tangy and mouth watering, and less hot. Pickling make chili less hot, this can be preserved for months or even for a year.

Ingredients:

  • Green chili: 250 gm
  • Salt: 30 gm
  • Funnel seed: 20 gm
  • Kalongi (nigella seed): 10 gm
  • Fenugreek seed: 5 gm
  • Asafetida: 1 pinch
  • Turmeric powder: 10 gm
  • Yellow Mustard: 30 gm
  • Mustard oil: 200 ml

Preparation:

  1. Clean and wash green chili.  Dry them with kitchen towel, Remove the stem of chili. Put the chili into sun for 2-3 hours.
  2. Discard the seeds carefully (chili should not get torn) from the chili with the help of knife, Put the chili into sun for 30-40 minutes.
  3. Dry roast all ingredients on low flame till moisture get out and the color changes; let it cool for couple of minutes and grind coarsely, grinded masala is ready, keep aside.
  4. Take a dry glass jar, smear the jar with 50 ml of oil, keep aside.,

Method:

  1. Take a wok, heat oil till it smokes; let it cool for 20-30 minutes to normal temperature.
  2. Take a big mixing bowl. Put masala in it; add salt, turmeric powder, mix well with 70-80 ml of oil. Now stuffing is ready.
  3. Fill this masala paste into each chili carefully and properly, arrange the stuff mirchi (green chili) into oil smear glass jar, add extra masala (If there is) and remaining oil in it, close the lid and keep it for 2 days.
  4. After two days, put this jar outside into the sun for drying with clean thin cover of cotton cloth for another 4-5 days.
  5. Note: shake the jar daily, so that oil coating is going all around the chili.
  6. Now, mouth watering stuff green chili pickle is ready to serve.
  7. This can be served with aaloo paratha, chapati, rice etc.
Stuff green chili pickle

Stuff green chili pickle

Ingredients

Ingredients

Discard the seeds carefully

Discard the seeds carefully

grinded masala

grinded masala

add salt, turmeric powder, mix well with 70-80 ml of oil

add salt, turmeric powder, mix well with 70-80 ml of oil

mix well with 70-80 ml of oil

mix well with 70-80 ml of oil

stuffing is ready

stuffing is ready

Fill this masala paste into each chili

Fill this masala paste into each chili

add extra masala (If there is) and remaining oil

add extra masala (If there is) and remaining oil

put this jar outside into the sun

put this jar outside into the sun

Stuff green chili pickle

Stuff green chili pickle

Stuff green chili pickle

Stuff green chili pickle


21
Jan 17

Lemon pickle (sweet and sour) Nimboo ka khatta meetha achar

Authentic way of prepared lemon pickle, you won’t get any big bazaar or metro mall stores. There is no matter how much variety of pickles available in the market, but we always prefer homemade and authentic preparation.

The tastiest way to make your meal delicious, Serve this ‘Lemon pickle (sweet and sour) Nimboo ka khatta Meetha achar’.

Ingredients:

  • Lemon: 250gm
  • Sugar: 250 gm.
  • Salt: 10 gm
  • Fenugreek seed: ½ teaspoon
  • Red chili powder: 10 gm
  • Turmeric powder: 5 gm
  • Asafetida: 1 pinch

Preparation:

  1. Chop lemon into four pieces, keep aside.
  2. Dry roast fenugreek seed, coarsely grind them. Keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a big mixing bowl/earthen pot, Put lemon pieces along with turmeric powder, and salt  mix properly with spatula (don’t use your hands), cover it and keep it at dry place. Keep it for 1-2 days (stir once or twice in a day.) After 1-2 days the pieces become soft, you can put it into sun for a day or two with by covering with thin cotton cloth.
  2. Make “three string” of sugar syrup (sugar and ½ cup water bring it to boil and let it boil for 8-10 minutes).
  3. Add asafoetida, roasted fenugreek powder and chili powder with prepared lemon (discard the water if there is any), bring it to boil and put off the flame. Lemon pickle (sweet and sour) Nimboo ka khatta meetha achar is ready after it comes to normal temperature.
  4. Store this pickle in a glass container. Serve with any meal.
Lemon pickle (sweet and sour) Nimboo ka khatta meetha achar

Lemon pickle (sweet and sour) Nimboo ka khatta meetha achar

Chop lemon into four pieces

Chop lemon into four pieces

Put lemon pieces along with turmeric powder, and salt

Put lemon pieces along with turmeric powder, and salt

Ingredients

Ingredients

Make “three string” of sugar syrup

Make “three string” of sugar syrup

Make “three string” of sugar syrup

Make “three string” of sugar syrup

put it into sun

put it into sun

Make “three string” of sugar syrup

Make “three string” of sugar syrup

Make “three string” of sugar syrup

Make “three string” of sugar syrup

Make “three string” of sugar syrup

Make “three string” of sugar syrup

Add asafoetida, roasted fenugreek powder and chili powder

Add asafoetida, roasted fenugreek powder and chili powder

Add asafoetida, roasted fenugreek powder and chili powder

Add asafoetida, roasted fenugreek powder and chili powder

Add asafoetida, roasted fenugreek powder and chili powder

Add asafoetida, roasted fenugreek powder and chili powder

add prepared lemon

add prepared lemon

add prepared lemon

add prepared lemon

bring it to boil

bring it to boil

put off the flame

put off the flame

Lemon pickle (sweet and sour) Nimboo ka khatta meetha achar

Lemon pickle (sweet and sour) Nimboo ka khatta meetha achar


20
Jan 17

Karela (bitter gourd) pickle

Pickles are served in Indian meal either lunch or dinner. It is also served with paratha since ancient time. Here is the recipe of bitter gourd pickle, bitter gourd is not liked by all, but I loved all the recipes made with bitter gourd. Bitter gourd when pickled its bitterness reduced and a nice tangy flavor appears, try and enjoy…

You can see the other pickle recipes in my blog’s pickle category.

Ingredients:

  • Karela (bitter gourd): 500 gm
  • Salt: 30 gm
  • Black rock salt: 5 gm
  • Funnel seed: 10 gm (roughly grind)
  • Ajawine: 10 gm
  • Fenugreek seed powder: 10 gm
  • Onion seed: 5 gm
  • Asafetida: 1 pinch
  • Turmeric powder: 5 gm
  • Red chili: 5 gm.
  • Garam masala powder: 10 gm
  • Mustard powder: 30 gm
  • Mustard oil: 200 gm

Preparation:

  1. Clean and wash bitter gourd.  Dry those in the sun for 4-5 hours, slit it keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a big mixing bowl. Put all powder masala in it; mix well with some amount of oil.
  2. And make thick paste. Now stuffing is ready.
  3. Fill this masala paste into each bitter gourd carefully and properly; Put this stuff bitter gourd to dry into the sun for 4-5 hours. After that dip this into oil, one by one and store it into the glass jar, put remaining oil. Cover it with thin cotton cloth.
  4. Next day put this jar outside into the sun for drying for another 8-10 days.
  5. Note: shake the jar daily, so that oil coating is going all around the bitter gourd.
  6. Now, mouth watering bitter gourd pickle is ready to serve.
  7. Remove the cotton cloth and put the lead.
  8. This you can serve with aaloo paratha, chapati, rice etc.
Karela (bitter gourd) pickle

Karela (bitter gourd) pickle

Ingredients

Ingredients

slit it

slit it

Fill this masala paste into each bitter gourd carefully

Fill this masala paste into each bitter gourd carefully

dip this into oil

dip this into oil

dip this into oil

dip this into oil

Karela (bitter gourd) pickle

Karela (bitter gourd) pickle

Karela (bitter gourd) pickle

Karela (bitter gourd) pickle


19
Oct 16

Amla ka achar (Instant goose berry pickle)

An instant recipe always reduces the time spent in the kitchen. This is very easy to make recipe; teach your kids to make the pickles and the properties of wonder food amla.

Amla nourishes the brain, strengthens the lungs, increases skin health, promotes healthier hair, act as body coolants, flushes out toxins, improves muscles tones and acts as an antioxidants.

Ingredients:

  • Amla Big: 4 no. (100gm)
  • Turmeric powder: ¼ teaspoon
  • Mustard oil: 5 ml (1 teaspoon)
  • Pickle masala powder: 2-3 teaspoon (as per taste)

Preparation:

  1. Clean and wash amla.  Dry them with kitchen towel, grate/cut into pieces, discard seeds. Keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a bowl. Put all ingredients into the bowl; mix well with spoon, instant Amla pickle is ready. Transfer into glass jar.
  2. Enjoy the pickle with your meal.
  3. Note: consume this pickle within a week or can store into the refrigerator for more than a week.
Amla ka achar (Instant goose berry pickle)

Amla ka achar (Instant goose berry pickle)

Ingredients

Ingredients

 grate

grate

Put all ingredients into the bowl

Put all ingredients into the bowl

adding oil into the bowl

adding oil into the bowl

Amla ka achar (Instant goose berry pickle)

Amla ka achar (Instant goose berry pickle)