Pear Chutney with Dates and Pecans
Feb19

Pear Chutney with Dates and Pecans

While residing in the vale of Evesham, I had the opportunity to sample some of England’s best produce. Every day for weeks on end I took on the challenge of coming up with a different cooked chutney, and in due course this recipe emerged from the test kitchen as everyone’s favorite. Preparation and cooking time (after assembling ingredients): about 1 hour Ingredients • Crushed dried red chilies – ¼ – ½ teaspoon (1-2 ml) •...

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Coconut Chutney
Feb11

Coconut Chutney

Ingredients: • Dessicated coconut – 1½ cups • Mild yogurt – 1½ cups • Cold water – ½ cup • Minced fresh ginger – 1 tbsp • Hot green chilies, chopped – 2 tsp • Freshly ground black pepper – ¼ tsp • Salt – ½ tsp • Peanut oil – 2 tbsp • Black mustard seeds – 1 tsp • Split urad dal – 1½ tsp • Fresh curry leaves – 10 or 12 • Yellow asafetida powder – ¼ tsp Preparation:...

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Fresh Fig Conserve
Feb05

Fresh Fig Conserve

Ingredients: • Fresh ripe figs – 1kg • Sugar – 4 scant cups • Lemon juice, about 2 large lemons – 1⁄3 cup • Packed lemon zest – 2 tsp • Water, if required – 2 tbsp Preparation: 1. Wash the figs and cut off their tips. If the figs are small, cut them in half; if they are large, cut them in quarters. 2. Spread the sugar on a tray and heat it in a pre-heated hot oven, taking care not to burn it. 3. Place the...

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Sweet and Sour Tamarind Chutney
Feb04

Sweet and Sour Tamarind Chutney

Ingredients • Dried tamarind – 1/3 cup • Dried dates – 3/4 cup • Minced fresh ginger – 1½ tsp • Fresh green chilies chopped – 1-2 • Sugar – ½ cup • Salt – 1 tsp • Garam masala – 1½ tsp • Cayenne pepper – ½ tsp Preparation 1. Soak the tamarind in 1 1/3 cups hot water for 1 hour. Soak the dates in ½ cup hot water for 1 hour. Place the soaked dates and their soaking liquid along with the...

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Melaga Pudi
Jan20

Melaga Pudi

Ingredients •Urad dal – 1 Cup. •Red grams dal (tuver dal) – 1 cup. •Red chili powder – 1 ½ cup. •Salt – as required. •Turmeric powder – 1 tsp. Preparation 1. Roast all the dal separately in a little oil, till brown. 2. Grind them in grinding stone and mix red chili powder, salt and turmeric powder mix well and fill in the bottle. 3. It can be served with dosa, uttapam or idli Note:  You can mix little oil in it while serving. Serves 2...

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Ridge Gourd Chutney
Jan12

Ridge Gourd Chutney

Ingredients Chutney: • 1 large rigde gourd or 2 medium sized • 4 Tbsp oil • 3 large dried red chilies • 1 Tsp urad dal • 1 Tbsp chana dal • 9-10 fresh curry leaves • ½ Tsp yellow asafetida powder • ½ Tsp fenugreek seeds • 1-inch tamarind bit ( I prefer not to use the store bought tamarind paste) • 1 Tsp salt (use more if your chat masala doesn’t have any salt in it) • ¼- ½ C water Tempering: •1 Tsp oil, 1 dried red chilly, •1 Tsp...

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