This recipe is a pickle prepared using Hog Plums. My mother used to narrate a story regarding a household wherein there would be many jars with Mango / Mavinakayi, Gooseberry / Nellikayi, Amatekayi / Hog Plum, Nimbekayi / Lemon pickles stored on a loft in the kitchen…. and hearing this my mouth used to water!
A spicy chutney prepared using either red or green Sorrel leaves. This is very popular in Andhra Pradesh.
Time Required: 25 Minutes
2 Bunches Gongura
1tbsp Bengal Gram
1tsp Methi/Fenugreek seeds
6 – 7 Red Chilies
1tsp Jeera/Cumin seeds
5 Garlic pods, Crushed (Optional)
Salt to taste
Separate Gongura leaves from the stem, wash and chop finely. Heat 1tsp Oil and fry Bengal Gram, Methi, Red Chilies and Jeera. Grind to a powder. Heat the rest of the Oil, add Garlic, Gongura leaves and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the masala powder, Salt and fry until the moisture evaporates. Remove and store in dry airtight containers or let the mixture cool and grind to a paste and then store in dry airtight containers.
This pickle from Rajasthan is very different from any other pickle you would have tasted. This pickle is prepared using the local berry Ker and bean Sangri. I tasted the pickle in one of the restaurants during our trip to Rajasthan. I got the recipe from the Maharaj / cook and shopped for the ingredients in Jaipur and prepared this pickle. Here is the recipe for you all.
This pickle from Uttar Pradesh looks hot but tastes cool.
Time Required: 30 Minutes + Maturing time
20 large Red Chilies
2 Cups Mustard Oil or Sunflower Oil
For the filling:
2 tbsp Mustard Seeds
3 tbsps Cumin Seeds
2 tbsps Aniseed/Fennel seeds
5 Dry Red Chilies
6 tbsps Mustard Powder
4 tbsp Raw Mango Powder
8 tbsp Salt
Juice of 5 limes
1 tsp Hing / Asafetida
Wash and dry the chilies. Trim the stems and slit the chilies, ensuring that the stem stays intact. Roast the Dry Red Chillies, Cumin Seeds, Mustard Seeds, and Aniseed/Fennel Seeds on low flame. Cool and grind coarsely. Mix with Mustard Powder, Raw Mango Powder, and Salt. Add the Lime Juice to this mixture and mix well.