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Monday, 17 June 2013

Aamrood ka achar

Easy and ready to eat type pickle. Can be preserved in fridge for upto a month and in a cool climate upto 10 days. 

Preparation time : 20 mins
Cooking time:  15 mins

Ingredients required :-
  • 4 large gauvas or amrood .
  • 2 tspn of panch pooran which is equal quantities of fennel seeds, cumin seeds,mustard seeds,fenugreek seeds,kalonji seeds (nigella)
  • 3 tspn of amchoor powder or 2 tspn of thick tamarind pulp
  • 4-5 tspn of grated jaggery
  • 3  red chilly 
  • 2 tspn red chilly powder
  •  salt to taste
  • 2-3 tspn of refined oil
Procedure to make :-
  • Heat oil in a pan and to it add the panch pooran and let it splutter. Add the red chillies.
  • Deseed the aamrood and cut into bite sized pieces.
  • Add the amrood to oil and let it cook for a while.
  • Add red chilly powder and amchoor or tamarind pulp and mix well.
  • Finally add jaggery and cook for 2 mins.
  • Remove from flame and let it cool before transferring to a glass bottle.
Suggested serving:-
  • Serve with parathas or pakodas.
  • You can also finely chop the gauva and make this pickle and stuff  and make tasty aloo bonda.
Tip :
Make sure that gauvas are deseeded before making this pickle.