As long as you have something you never realize the value of it. Once it is no more , you want it more and more. You heart yearns for it, starves for it …This is true not only for the worldly possesions, but also for silliest things like the pickle your mom made for you. Yes, my mom’s pickle which I brought from India got over. Don’t ask me how. Though I had the recipe scribbled in some notebook, I never thought of it so long. Now, once the pickle jar is empty, I searched for the book all over the house atleast to blog the recipe and refer back in leisure to make some by myself. What a selfish motive for blogging?Thats ok. I know the recipe I gonna blog here is worth sharing with my friends though it is on selfish motive. Here is my treasured recipe. …
Rice mixed with tomato pickle.
Tomato- 1 kilogram
Tamarind- 50 gram
Dry red chilli- 50 gram
Salt- 2 tsp
Oil- 100 grams
Garlic- 100 gram
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tbsp
Mustard seeds, cumin seeds,fenugreek seeds -each 1 tsp
Chop the tomato into big cubes.
Add salt, tamarind, dry chilli and let it stand in the bowl for 1 day (in shade).
Spoon out the tomatoes alone in a wide plate and dry them in sun for 2 days. Let the other ingredients be in the bowl.
Grind the tomatoes and the rest of the mixed ingredients (salt ,tamarind, chilli) in a blender or grinder. My mom used a grinder.
Heat the oil in skillet and temper mustard seeds in it.
Add garlic and saute well.
Add the ground tomato mix and turn off the heat.
Dry roast mustard seeds, cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds and powder them separately.
Add this to the pickle when it is completely cool.
Preserve the pickle in a dry bottle and place it in a cool dry place. Serve with idly, rice, dosa or simply eat in a spoon whenever you feel like. Now you know the reason why the pickle got over so soon…!