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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, Papad, Dips
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 Chutneys , 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…
12 Jan 17
Malgapodi Powder, South Indian Gun Powder Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Malgapodi is also fondly called ‘gun powder’, which makes it obvious just how fiery it tastes! The spiciness of red chillies combined with the aroma and rich taste of roasted dals and asafoetida makes this South Indian
spice powder a really tongue tickling t ....
26 Nov 13
Tamatar ki Chutney by Tarla Dalal
Ajwain and garlic flavoured tomato chutney. Freeze large quantities of this chutney, scoop out small potions of it and reheat for use.
23 Jul 09
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 ....
31 Oct 16
7 Layered Mexican Dip by Tarla Dalal
This dip is a dish in its own right! With so many layers featuring myriad textures, flavours and aromas, the 7-Layered Mexican Dip is nothing short of an exhilarating experience. The vibrant colour and crispness of lettuce meets your nacho chips as it begins its journey into this exciting dip. Then ....
15 Feb 17
Roasted Khichiya Papad by Tarla Dalal
Khichiya Papad is one of the most popular varieties of papad in India, made of spicy rice flour dough. These papads may be deep-fried or roasted, and each has a unique flavour.
Roasted Khichiya Papad has many fans because of its characteristic smoky flavour and crunchy texture. It is ideal for t ....
18 Feb 17
Green Garlic Spread, Spread for Rotis by Tarla Dalal
A garlicky spread with a strong flavour, the Green Garlic Spread is a specialty in Gujarati
households. Easy and quick, this spread is made frequently in the winter when green garlic is widely available.
It can be used immediately or stored in the deep freez ....
02 Feb 17
Panch Phoron, Bengali Five Spice by Tarla Dalal
If you want to try your hand at Bengali
cooking, Panch Phoron is one of the first spice mixes you need to keep ready. Without Panch Phoron, Bengali cooking is just incomplete!
There is no roasting or grinding to make the Panch Phoron. It is just a combination ....
22 Feb 17
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 ....
16 Jul 16
Low Calorie Green Chutney, Hari Chutney – Diabetic Friendly by Tarla Dalal
Chutneys are a favourite accompaniment for snacks as well for main meals. This low calorie chutney uses roasted chana dal (daria) instead of fat laden ingredients like coconut and peanuts. Curds and lemon jucie have been used to retain the fresh green colour of this chutney. It can be stored refrige ....
20 Aug 10
Bengali Tomato Chutney by Tarla Dalal
This tangy tomato chutney is richly flavoured with panch phoran, a blend of equal parts of mustard seeds, kalonji, cumin seeds, saunf and fenugreek seeds, which is commonly used in Bengali cuisine. While ginger and green chillies add spice to the Bengali Tomato Chutney, raisins and a spoon of sugar ....
22 Mar 16
Tomato Ketchup, Tomato Sauce, Homemade Tomato Ketchup by Tarla Dalal
Creamy, spicy and tangy, this Tomato Ketchup is as perfect as the ones you get in the market, or even better because of the fresh flavour that is unique to homemade products. Tomatoes are pressure cooked with a spice bag, blended, strained and then cooked till a saucy consistency is achieved. This s ....
21 Oct 16
Basic Pomodoro Sauce, Italian Tomato Sauce by Tarla Dalal
Basic Pomodoro Sauce is a quick and easy Italian
sauce, which gives your pasta creations a rich and spicy taste, derived from ingredients like tomatoes, onions, garlic, spices and herbs.
Tomatoes give this sauce a tangy flavour, while cream gives it a luscio ....
20 Aug 13
02 Nov 16
Methia No Masala, Koro Sambar, Gujarati Sambhar Masala by Tarla Dalal
Methia no Masala is a tongue-tickling Gujarati
spice powder with the dominant flavour of mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds. The process of powdering each spice separately and mixing is very important to get the right mouth-feel.
The powdered spice mix, which ....
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