Monday, 12 December 2016

GREEN APPLE PICKLE

GREEN APPLE PICKLE
Hare seb ka achhar


My daughter is not only a very good cook, she is an expert in making Kerala dishes because her hubby is from Kerala. Once she invited some guests for lunch, in which she planned to serve traditional Kerala food to the guests, called ‘sadya’. In that menu, she decided to make many kerala dishes together with some freshly made pickles and chutneys which were a must accompaniment in the meal. ‘Sadya’ is a traditional kerala feast comprising of many side dishes that come together to make one grand meal. My daughter gave me a few items to make, (which I knew how to make from Kerala cuisine), mango pickle was one of them.

 
When we went for shopping to an Indian grocery shop, where we get all Indian vegetables, we didn't get any green raw mangoes for the pickle and we came back disappointed. My daughter told me, “Mom, you are a blogger and a foodie, think, change the ingredient and make something similar, I want the pickle with a similar taste and flavour”. That was a big challenge for the blogger and a foodie mother like me, I told myself that I will accept this challenge and do something to please her.

 
While I was still thinking, my grandson came to me and demanded an apple, as he was hungry.  I chopped an apple and gave it to him, that is when, the idea of using green apple, (instead of mango in this pickle), clicked in my mind.  I discussed with my daughter and finalized it, as green mango has the same colour and sour taste which is needed for this pickle.




I used the same spices, in the same proportion and the same method as with mango pickle and tried with only two big green apples, and the end results were fantastic, it was super tasty, as good as mango pickle. One more interesting thing happened that afternoon when everybody was enjoying the meal, they had to solve the quiz of – taste and tell the main ingredient of this green pickle, which was difficult to guess, everybody thought that it was a mango pickle, at last, a lady gave the correct answer.


 


RECIPE



INGREDIENTS



  • 1/2 kg hard, green apple (granny smith)
  • 200 ml oil
  • 30 grams salt
  • 25 grams black mustard seeds (rai)
  • 25 grams fennel seeds (saunf)
  • 25 grams fenugreek seeds (methi)
  • 10 grams turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 20 grams chilli powder



Method

  • Wash and chop the apples into very small pieces and remove the seeds.
  • Mix salt and turmeric powder and leave it in a covered stainless steel pot for 24 hours, apples will release some water.
  • Remove the water and spread the apples on a clean dry cloth for 2-3 hours.
  • Grind the fennel seeds, fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds and chili powder coarsely in a dry grinder.
  • Heat the oil on a high flame, switch off the gas and leave the oil to cool.
  • When apples are dry, mix all dry ingredients, pour the oil and fill it in a sterilized glass jar.
  • Oil should be on top of the apples.

It can last in the fridge for six months.

I am sending this recipe as my blog post entry with Tasty Tuesday and Sunday food and fitness party
and Cook blog share and Hearth and Soul blog hop and Way wow party and Fiesta Friday and Real Food Friday  and Sweet inspiration link party and Meatless Monday






















 




38 comments:

  1. Yes you did a great job and wisely selected the replacement

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  2. The pickle looks super, nice replacement for mangoes..

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  3. I love mangoes, but it sounds like the green apple was a wonderful substitution. Now, I've never had a green mango before. Is that a different type or is it a mango that isn't fully ripe yet?

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    1. Thanks Jessica for your comment dear.The same mangoes when they are raw and hard, they are green and I use it for mango pickle.

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  4. I love the taste of green mango chutney, so tart and refreshing but I've never tried a green apple chutney. It definitely sounds like a winner Sadhna and probably has that same tartness with a slightly different texture. I'd love to try it sometime

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    1. Thanks Michelle for your comment. I am very sure you will like green apple chutney as well.

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  5. This pickle looks yummy, how interesting that people presumed it was mango. I saw that you can keep it in the fridge for 6 months, do you think it improves over time?

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    1. Thanks Sarah for your comment dear. No, the taste remains the same.

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  6. So cool! I've only ever pickled cucumbers and beans. Pickled fruit is something that definitely intimidates me as it's so new. But, it looks amazing! It was so smart of you to try apples when you didn't have mangoes. I'm in situations like that a lot in the kitchen, mainly just because I'm always running out of things. Haha. :)

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    1. Hi Gina, thanks dear for such a lovely comment. This is Indian styled pickle which is different from pickled cucumber or beans.

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  7. HI Sadhna,
    Sounds quite unique and tasty to perk up the taste buds. . Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!

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    1. Thanks for your comment Marla and for pinning and tweeting.

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  8. I must try this as I love mango pickle. Love your story of how it came about! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday.

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  9. This pickle sounds delicious and perfect for a cheese board! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

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  10. Wow what a great combo of spices in there!!

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  11. Ooh, I am so intrigued by this! It sounds amazing!

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  12. Anew & different pickle recipe.must try.........

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  13. Must try recipe and something different.

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  14. You did great! I bet your daughter was very pleased that she gave you this task! And the test at the end was a fun thing to do. I love chutney, this sounds like a perfect recipe for us to incorporate into our meals, I can't wait to try it!

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    1. Hi Nikki, Thanks for your comment dear, it means a lot to me.

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  15. This sounds delicious!! Thanks for the recipe! I bet your daughter loves it.

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  16. Sounds unique and tempting..good to see you mam after a long gap, Happy new year to you & your family..Bookmarked this recipe, will try soon..Thanks for this beautiful share :)

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    1. Thanks Jolly for your lovely comment and happy new year to you.

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