Instant Amla pickle – a tangy and spicy condiment made from amla/gooseberry/nellikai. This amla pickle can be made within minutes and is an instant version that is prepared by steaming the amla and then tossing it with salt and few spice powders. The shelf life of this instant version of pickle is about 10 to 15 days. It pairs well with yoghurt rice or any other rice variety.
Pickles are an integral part of Indian cuisine. Generally, the fruit or vegetable is soaked in generous amount of oil, chilli powder and salt apart from few other ingredients. The excess sesame oil and salt act as a natural preservative in home made pickles unlike in store bought pickles that has preservatives. One another main ingredient that is classic and unique in Indian pickles is methi powder made by roasting and grinding the methi seeds. The methi powder in pickles acts as a coolant and balances the heat produced by spices. Apple pickle tastes more like mango pickles. So when you have excess apples lingering in your fridge, or if you are craving for mango pickles during winter months, try making this quick and delicious apple pickle. Choose apples that are sour like green apples, or any red variety that has some sour taste.
Thokku is similar to a pickle or preserve. This thokku can be used as a side dish for many tiffin /breakfast items, chaat & snack