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Punjabi Raita / Chtutney / Achar recipes
Last Updated : Aug 29,2018
Punjabi Raita, Chutney and Achar Recipes
Accompaniments like raitas, chutneys and achar add more punch to any meal, transforming even simple dishes into a memorable meal. Even on days when you do not feel hungry at all, these refreshing and flavour-packed accompaniments prod you to eat some – and then some more! Add more zest to snacks and meals with accompaniments like Palak Raita, pickles like Aam ka Achaar and chutneys like the Green Chutney.
Raita can be made by adding vegetables, fruits, multiple or combination of both in the curd. It can be perked up with an addition of spices or refreshing ingredients like mint and coriander. Fresh fruit raita is not only tasty and crunchy but also, a powerhouse of calcium. If you don’t like many fruits, you can make Mango Raita or Pineapple raita. This Mixed Veggie Raita is filled with colour, flavour and nutritional goodness.
A tongue-tickling concomitant for hot parathas is Carrot Pickle made by just combining carrots with few seeds and spices.
Apart from the regular green, khajur imli ki chutney, Anardane Te Phudine ki Chutney is a unique chutney made by combining coriander and mint with pomegranate seeds.
Nothing beats a spoonful of peppy pickle to enhance the flavor of bland meals. Lehsun ka Achaar and Nimboo ka Achar has fans spanning across generations!
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Fresh Turmeric and Ginger Pickle by Tarla Dalal
The soothing taste of fresh turmeric and the spiky flavour of fresh ginger make for a fabulous pickle!
While fresh and tender, you will find the texture and taste of ginger are very enjoyable. Although mild, you can still feel your taste buds tingle when you bite into a piece.
Turmeric too h ....
16 Aug 18
Garlic Pickle ( Achaar Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
Garlic is often added in small quantities to chutneys and pickles as part of their flavouring, but as in this recipe, it can also be the main ingredient of a hot and sweet garlic pickle. The sweetness is provided by jaggery. The garlic pods can be cooked as in this recipe or matured in the sun. The ....
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 ....
Sweet and Sour Tomato Chutney by Tarla Dalal
This zesty chutney is beaming with the balanced notes of effective but common spices like red chillies and mustard. Tomatoes team up well with onions and garlic to give a nice taste and pulpy mouth-feel.
The sweetness imparted by sugar is obvious in this unique chutney, but restrained enough to ....
04 Jun 18
Mango Raita by Tarla Dalal
A tongue-tickling raita that you must try in the mango season. The flavour of mangoes combines beautifully with the pleasant taste and creaminess of fresh curds. Slightly sweetened and tinged with cardamom, the Mango Raita tastes heavenly. Make sure the curd is fresh and not sour, or it will spoil t ....
30 Jun 18
Green Chutney ( Chutney ) by Tarla Dalal
A refreshing combination of coriander and coconut, the green chutney goes well with dhoklas and other snacks. In most cases, chaats are also laced with green chutney. In all, it is very versatile and can be used as an accompaniment.
Sweet Lemon Pickle, Nimboo ka Achar, No Oil Lemon Pickle by Tarla Dalal
A brilliant pickle that causes a burst of sweet and tangy flavours on your palate, the Nimboo ka Achaar is an all-time favourite, with fans spanning across generations! The preparation of this No Oil Lemon Pickle needs a bit of tact, but is not difficult if you follow these instructions properly. It ....
Sweet and Sour Mango Pickle by Tarla Dalal
Sweet mango pickles are very special. The mangoes chosen for this pickle should be firm and under ripe. They are peeled, cut into thin slices and simmered in sugar syrup with garlic, cloves, bay leaf, peppercorns, spiked with chilli powder and fennel seeds. The mango flesh softens but stays intact a ....
Lauki aur Phudine ka Raita by Tarla Dalal
This tangy curd preparation makes a wonderful summertime treat when served chilled. Grated lauki contributes minimal calories and also blends perfectly with the 'minty' flavour of this raita. If you are fussy about milk, this raita is an ideal meal time feast to meet your protein and calcium requi ....
Green Chutney (Chaat) by Tarla Dalal
A green mint and coriander flavoured chutney which is great for sandwich spreads. Mint adds freshness to this chutney. The addition of lemon juice enhances the flavours of mint and coriander and prevent discoloration of the greens. Green chutney is probably the most favourite Indian accompaniment ....
11 Sep 18
Palak Raita Or How To Make Spinach Raita Recipe by Tarla Dalal
This smashingly tasty Palak Raita will steal your heart with its simple yet rustic flavour. The contrast of dark green against the light colour of curds is a treat to behold too. Just ensure that you refrigerate the raita for at least half an hour, and till serving time, so that the palak remains cr ....
Mixed Veggie Raita by Tarla Dalal
This hearty curd preparation is filled with colour, flavour and nutritional goodness. The low fat curds provide the much needed essential nutrients like calcium and protein. Serve chilled to relish all the flavours.
Lahsun ka Achaar, Punjabi Lehsun Achar Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Here is a peppy garlic pickle that is sure to shake awake your taste buds! In this Lehsun ka Achaar, the garlic cloves are flavoured with chilli powder and a special masala, made of four aromatic seeds and asafoetida.
This masala must be ground coarsely, in order to get the correct mouth-feel. ....
Kishmish ka Murabba, Sweet Raisin Pickle by Tarla Dalal
If you have never tried pickling raisins before, you have missed something all along! It is time to try it out, right away. Very different and addictively tasty, this Kishmish ka Murabba is a unique sweet pickle made of raisins, sweetened with brown sugar and honey.
The brown sugar gives the mur ....
21 Apr 18
Spicy Amla Pickle, Amla Achaar Recipe by Tarla Dalal
This Spicy Amla Pickle is a true tongue-tickler, with the perfect masala for tangy amlas! Ideal to serve with any meal, it tastes especially great with rice and dal.
It has a lingering flavour, which is both spicy and sour, thanks to the use of various spices and seeds ranging from fennel and fe ....
10 Sep 18
Carrot Pickle by Tarla Dalal
It is one of the easiest and most economical pickles to make. Use carrots, which are fresh, firm and without blemish. Wash them thoroughly and wipe them with a clean cloth before use. Traces of water will make the pickle rancid.
With a beautiful bright red colour, this pickle goes very well will ....
Bhindi Raita by Tarla Dalal
Many people are afraid of using ladies finger in a raita as they think it will get gooey. But, you will pleasantly surprised to see that it is a best-fit for raitas... you just need to know the right way of including it.
Deep-fried ladies finger, when added to curds and seasoned with spice powde ....
Instant Mango Pickle ( Achaar Aur Parathe) by Tarla Dalal
A delectable mango pickle that is ready within minutes. Slice the raw mangoes into thin long strips or alternatively, grate the mangoes thickly. I have used mustard oil for this recipe but you can substitute it with refined oil, if you like
Punjabi Aam ka Achaar 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 combination of fennel seeds, nigella seeds with m ....
06 Apr 17
Cucumber Raita, Raita Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes, the easiest of dishes are the most pleasing. The Cucumber Raita is one such case. It is a very simple accompaniment, made of grated cucumber and curds perked up with a dash of spice powders and a traditional tadka. The tempering not only boosts the aroma of the raita but also gives it a n ....
Baby Mangoes in Brine by Tarla Dalal
As a child, I used to stand by my mother's side when she used to pickle baby mangoes. The sight of miniature mangoes being poured into pickle jars was always a treat to watch and the baby mangoes Were fun to eat. Raw baby mangoes are approximately 12 mm. to 25 mm. (½" to 1") in size and are availabl ....
Red and White Radish Pickle, Mooli ka Achar by Tarla Dalal
Water pickles are a specialty of my family. My mother was known to make some astounding varieties of water based pickles. I have inherited only a few of them of which this one is my personal favourite. This pickle takes about a week to mature and can then be eaten for the next 4 to 5 weeks. It gets ....
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