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A meal without accompaniments is a big risk to take, because you can never be sure it will appeal to everybody! Accompaniments like pickles, papads, dips, jams and sauces add zing and ensure that everybody finds something to enjoy in the meal... crunch for crunch lovers, spice for the spice fans and tang for the tang seekers! In short, accompaniments not only add more fun to a meal, but also have the power to balance the flavours and textures as per one’s tastes. While some accompaniments are made fresh, like jams and dips, others like pickles and sauces can be made in bulk and stored, handy to be used whenever required. Whatever be your requirement, you will find a couple of choices to match your needs in this section…
23 Jul 09
Aam aur Chane ka Achaar by Tarla Dalal
The summers in India are quite unbearable, but they have a saving grace - the mango season. Everyone looks forward to the yearly mango crop and housewives get busy blending the myriad spices needed for a whole year's supply of mango pickles. As pickles are an essential feature of the Indian menu, n ....
19 Apr 15
Aam Aur Chane ka Achaar ( Rajasthani) by Tarla Dalal
Quick-fixes are there for every dish, from soups to pickles. However, the slow and steady method, although laborious, is often the tastiest. You will realise this truth when, after waiting for seven days, you first relish a spoonful of this delicious Aam aur Chane ka Achaar. A typical Rajasthani pic ....
11 Jan 16
Aam ka Achaar, Mango Pickle, Punjabi Achar by Tarla Dalal
During the mango season in the summer in Punjab, one can see at least two or three earthenware jars full of pickled raw mangoes maturing in the sun outside homes.
This typical Punjabi
recipe for making mango pickle is most popular in the region. The combinat ....
23 Jul 09
Aam ki Katki ka Muraba by Tarla Dalal
Murabba or "morabba" is an Arabic word meaning to preserve. This versatile murabba is made of finely chopped raw mangoes cooked in thick sugar syrup and spiced with sambhaar. Chop the mango pieces evenly so that they cook well in the sugar syrup and also look attractive. Enjoy this pickle with hot ....
19 Apr 15
Aam ki Launji by Tarla Dalal
Quick and easy pickle that tickles your palate! Aam ki Launji is made by cooking mangoes with a readily available selection of spices and powders. No complex methods, tricky proportions or pickling time involved in making this, yet it stays fresh for almost four days in the refrigerator. This sweet ....
04 Apr 16
Achar Dip, Achari Dip by Tarla Dalal
Never before would you have experienced such a wide assortment of Indian spices in a dip! With a base of curds, tempered with five aromatic spices, perked up with coriander and green chillies, and chilled to a pleasant temperature, this lip-smacking Achaari Dip will make your taste buds tingle with ....
16 May 12
23 Jul 09
Amla Murabba by Tarla Dalal
An invaluable winter preserve. Amlas (Indian gooseberries) are a major ingredient in several herbal tonics as they are reputed to be good for the liver, eyes and stomach. Amlas are the richest known source of vitamin C. Amlas are abundantly available during the winter months. I actually buy a large ....
14 Jun 16
Amla Murabba Rajasthani Recipe by Tarla Dalal
An evergreen Rajasthani
recipe, the Amla Murabba is a wonderful accompaniment to any meal, but it is so tasty you will want to enjoy a spoonful at any time, without any reason at all.
In this recipe, the soft-cooked and sweetened amlas are delightfully f ....
17 Jul 12
Anardane Te Phudine ki Chutney by Tarla Dalal
A simple, but rather different chutney because of the use of pomegranate seeds. Besides giving a sourish taste to the chutney, they add a delicate aroma which comes through in spite of the strong minty flavour. And there's nothing like a little pudina to set those senses tingling. Can be enjoy as an ....
23 Jul 09
Angoor ka Murabba by Tarla Dalal
Sultanas are full of concentrated sweetness. For many years, when sugar was relatively more expensive than it is today, sun-dried grapes i. e. Sultanas or raisins took its place in a wide variety of recipes. Now that both sultanas and sugar are readily available, they have been used together to enha ....
20 Aug 10
Apple Jam by Tarla Dalal
A rich, amber-coloured jam with a hint of lemon, the Apple Jam is a perfect accompaniment to a loaf of freshly baked bread, croissants, or pancakes too. Instead of adding cinnamon powder to the jam, you may also choose to dip a stick of cinnamon into the jam while it is still hot, and lid the jar fo ....
01 Jan 01
Apricot Sauce by Tarla Dalal
A sweet sauce with a mild tang that goes very well with desserts hot and cold, the apricot sauce is also easy to make. The seeds are easy to pull out once you soak the fruit in water as explained in the recipe, so there is no messy botheration about making this delicious sauce.
22 Feb 00
Apricot Sauce (pvc) by Tarla Dalal
Dried apricots, deseeded and cooked in sugar syrup, laced with a dash of lime for added aroma and flavour! this luscious apricot sauce is a perfect addition to ice-creams, puddings, cakes and other desserts too. Be innovative and experiment with this sweet and zesty sauce.
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