For the first time, i have attemped to prepare pickles and it was not bad;)
I tried making amla pickle and below is the process :
Amla – 1 cup
Salt -1/2 cup (as per taste)
Chilli powder – 1 cup
Tamarind — 1/2 cup
Methi – 2 spoons
garlic cloves – 10-12
First wash amla with water and dry for sometime. Then put 3-4 deep cuts on each amla with a knife. Now fry amla in a kadai with 3 spoons of oil until they turn light golden colour.
Now soak tamarind in warm water for 30mins and make pulp out of it.
Dry roast methi in pan for 1-2 minutes
Now grind salt,chilli powder, tamarind pulp, methi, garlic cloves together into fine paste.
Take the paste in a bowl and add fried amla to it. Mix well .
Now add tadka to it after one day and pickle is ready
Grated Bottle Gourd – 4 cups
Milk – 1 cup
Kova/Milk maid — 200gms
Ghee – 3/4 cup
Take a pan and add ghee. Fry grated bottle gourd for 5 -1o min in ghee on medium flame.
Add milk. Keep it on medium flame and fry it for sumtime by stiring occasionally. Add Kova and mix well. Fry for 1-2 minutes till it becums semi-dry and siwtch off the flame.
Garnish with fried cashews
Toor dal – 1 cup
Red chillies – 6-7
Garlic cloves – 4
Jeera – 1 tb spoon
Tamarind pulp – 1 tb spoon
fry toor dal in a pan with little oil till it turns golden colour.
Then fry red chillies, jeera, garlic for 2 mnutes.
Once it is cooled, grind all of them by adding tamarind pulp, salt and little water.
Once it is grinded , make tadka with bengal gram, jeera, mustard, curry leaves in a pan and add it to the chutney.
This can be served with dosas/rice.
Planning to shift my cooking blog to wordpress. Just for a change !!