Friday, 19 June 2015

Raw Tamarind Pickle

Aunty who works for me gots these tamarind from some neighbouring tree while returning home ... Wondering what to do..... I tried out this sour, spicy tamarind pickle Andhra style....
Raw Tamarind Pickle
1 cup raw tamarind cleaned and cut in to pieces
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 fenugreek seeds
1 tsp turmeric powder
6 red whole dry chillies
2 tsp salt
1/2 cup mustard oil
1/2 cup curry leaves
15 garlic cloves
1/2 tsp urid dal
1/2 tsp chana dal
1/2 tsp hing

Method
Grind the red chillies. Now add tamarind, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, 1 tsp mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, turmeric powder, salt, curry leaves keeping 5 to 6 curry leaves aside and garlic into the grinder and grind all the ingredients together into a rough paste... Take a pan and add oil. Once the oil heats up add the remaining mustard seeds, urid dal, chana dal, curry leaves and hing. Once the seeds begin to crackle add the paste and mix it well. Take off the gas and once the pickle cools down, store it in the jar....