Showing posts with label condiments

Mint (Pudina) Chutney Recipe

by Food Like Amma, June 03, 2012
Pudina Pickle (mint pickle, pudina chutney or mint chutney) is a condiment much like pesto but with added zing from the combination of tamarind, garlic, chilies and fresh mint. Despite the odd flavor combinations pudina pickle has a rather peppery yet palatable taste that compliments nearly any curry dish or can be enjoyed solo – or as my father preferred - with a glass of warm sour porridge. 

pudina pickle recipe

Carrot Salad Recipe

by Food Like Amma, April 28, 2012

The Sweet Taste of Carrots are the Perfect Accompaniment to Curry

Amma loved her  carrot salad with extra green chilies and no Sunday lunch was complete without carrot salad. Though carrots were often the predominant ingredient  in this medley of vegetables - carrots were often complimented by other ingredients-depending on what was in the fridge. These often included a combination and /or of grated carrots, sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, iceberg lettuce, onions and chillies topped with a salt and vinegar dressing or lemon juice.

Mint Raita Recipe

by Food Like Amma, April 11, 2012

Mint Raita and Lamb Biryani complement like Roast Lamb and Mint Sauce. Similar to Cucumber Raita combine finely chopped fresh mint with yogurt. Add braised cumin seeds, red chilli flakes and spring onions to the mint mixture just before serving.

Mango Chutney Recipe

by Food Like Amma, October 29, 2011
Mango Chutney (Sugar Mangoes) is a composition of ripe mangoes, sugar, spices and vinegar cooked on low heat to form a thick sauce like texture-perfect  for sandwiches or a condiment for meat samoosa’s or hot curry-but especially suited as an accompaniment to chicken dishes like Mango Chicken Curry. Amma never made Mango Chutney-this is one of my favourite relishes.
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Cucumber Raita Recipe

by Food Like Amma, October 14, 2011
Raita is a mild condiment made with curds (yogurt, sour milk) and vegetables like cucumber and or spring onion, mint and coriander-lightly spiced with cumin seeds or jeera powder and chillies. The first time Amma made Raita was after visiting her niece in Durban-who often made Raita with sour milk, chopped mint and red chill-calling it 'Sour Milk Salad'. Raita is the perfect accompaniment to rice dishes such as Biryani or Pilaf but also compliments very hot curry dishes too.