Tuesday, November 16, 2010

GUAVA PICKLE n exploring Guava

Guava Pickle

This pickle will surely add a new flavour to your everyday meals - Something different !!!

For GUAVA PICKLE, you will need:

2 guavas (chopped into small pieces)
1 cup jaggery (grated)
4 tbsp pickle masala (achaar masala)
1 tbsp raai (mustard seeds)
1 tsp hing
1 tsp methi (fenugreek seeds)
1 tsp jeera (cumin seeds)
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp salt


Mix the guava pieces with the pickle masala and salt and keep it aside.

Meanwhile, in a saucepan, take some oil, add raai, methi, jeera, hing and then add the guava pieces to it.

Let the guava become soft then add the jaggery. Cook for a while.

Serve hot with rotis or phulkas.

Once cooled it can be stored in an air-tight container in refrigerator for 5-6 days.

Exploring Guava...
Pink Guava Fritters:
1cup rice flour (better tempura flour)
2tbsp caster sugar
3/4cup chilled water
4 pink guavas
oil for deep frying
icing sugar for dusting
caramel sauce to serve as a dip or drizzle over it.

Whisk together the flour, sugar, water n let it rest for 15 to 20mins.
cut Guava wedges, remove the seeds.
Dip the wedges in the batter and deep fry until golden n crisp.
Dust icing sugar over it and serve hot with the caramel sauce

Pink Guava Sauce (can be used for grilling or BBQ Chicken or fried potato wedges)

2 pureed and strained Pink Guavas
2cups tomato puree
1/2 cup tomato ketchup
1 roughly chopped onion
2 cloves of garlic
1tbsp smoked paprika
1 tbsp curry powder or mixed masala
2tbsp honey
2tbsp brown sugar
1tsp chilly powder
2tbsp worcestershire sauce
a tiny dash of tabasco
salt to taste

blend all the ingredients to form a smooth paste, then cook on low flame in a pan for about 15mins, and let it cool before storing in a jar.

Happy Cooking
-Amrutha Langs

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