by Mimi Rippee
Dry roast all of the spices in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. The whole process should take about 10 minutes. Let cool. Transfer spices to a grinder and blend until smooth. Store in an airtight jar.
Store mixture in a tightly sealed container.
Grind all ingredients together. Makes about a quarter pound.
Yield: 1 Servings
This relish from Bengal, an eastern region of India, is for those who like fiery flavors. Try it with tandoori dishes, kebabs and shellfish curries@es. It’s great in sandwiches, too. Combine all ingredients and blend smoothly. Cover and store up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. Makes 1/2 cup. PER TABLESPOON: 20 calories, 1 g protein, 5 g carbohydrate, 0 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 35 mg sodium, 1 g fiber.
Cut the flesh of the mango away from the large seed inside. Cut the mango into paper-thin slices. Place in bowl. Add the chile, coriander, salt, and cayenne, and toss gently. Let the chutney marinate in the refrigerator for 1 or 2 hours before serving.
Wash and soak tamarind in water for 1/2 hour. Clean, pick and wash the coriander and mint. Separate pulp from the tamarind and squeeze out the pulp. Grind coriander, mint, green chili and onion into a fine paste. Add the tamarind pulp and salt. Blend well. In an airtight jar this can be refrigerated for up to one week.
Combine first 9 ingredients in heavy medium sauce pan over medium- high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add sugar, pears, apple, cranberries and currants and stir until sugar dissolves. Cook until fruits are soft and liquid thickens slightly, stirring occasionally, about 1 hour. Cool to room temperature (chutney will thicken more as it cools). Cover and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before serving.
Wash and slice the fruit, discarding seeds. Put into a non-aluminium, heavy based saucepan with all the remaining ingredients, first breaking off and discarding stems of chillies and shaking out the seeds. Bring to the boil, stirring, and cook over low heat until thick, about 1 1/2 hours. Use a heat diffuser if necessary to keep chutney from scorching at base of pan. Fill hot sterile jars and cover with non-metal lids.
Wash the fish well, removing heads and intestines. Wash in several changes of water, adding gamboge, tamarind or lime to the washing water. Drain. Heat oil and add remaining ingredients. Fry for 5 minutes on high heat, then add anchovies, turn heat low and simmer for 10 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve as a hot relish with rice.
In a food processor or blender add all ingredients into a pesto like sauce.
Dry roast toor dhal,chana dhal,urad dhal,red chilies and asafetida in cooking oil. Grind this mixture in water into a thick paste. Add coconut, tamarind and salt and grind it for a few more seconds until all the mixture blends into a smooth paste. Serve with steamed rice or can be served with dosa (rice pancakes).
Wash the tamarind clean. Place the tamarind, jaggery, sugar, dates and water in a deep boiling pan. Soak for a few minutes. Put to boil for about 7-8 minutes. Cool to room temperature. Blend in a electric blender till smooth Strain and transfer to the pan again. Boil till thick enough to coat the back of a spoon thinly. Add the seasoning. Cool again. Store in clean airtight bottles and refrigerate.
Heat ghee in a large sauce pan over moderate heat. Add the cumin seeds and let sizzle and brown. Add red chilies, ginger and stir fry for a moment. Add the other ingredients. Cook on low for about 20 to 35 minutes. Serve with meals.
prep time 10 minutes makes a little over 1 cup
Combine the cashews,lemon juice,salt ginger and chilies 1/4 of cup water in a food processor fitted with the metal blade, or a blender, and process until smooth, adding more water as necessary to produce a loose puree. Transfer to a bowl, add the fresh coriander, and serve or cover well and keep refrigerated for up to 3 days. Note: This chutney thickens as it sits. Thin it with water to the desired consistency.
Dry roast cumin seeds in a hot cast iron frying pan, until they turn brown. Grind into powder. Put all the ingredients into the blender and puree into a paste. Use as little water as necessary.
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