Showing posts with label tamarind. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tamarind. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Raw Tamarind Chutney(ಹುಣಸೆ ತೊಕ್ಕು)

Tried and tasted by Nivedita 
Hi All,
My very last minute last entry to Jagruti's ongoing event.
Raw tamarind! Do any one have the sweet memories of these tangy and mouthwatering green raw tamarind?
I am sure! You have at least one memory with this fruit!
I have plenty of memories. Among them is the one, where we used to wait for the Tamarind tree owners to sleep in the afternoon so that it will be easy for us to throw the stones to the trees and take the tamarind falling on the ground! If some one wakes up we used to run as if there is dog chasing us. Then we used to have it with rock stone. 
Now coming to the recipe, 
This is actually known as Tokku here. Very tasty chutney to eat with rice.

This chutney or tokku is prepared when tamarind is still green or raw. You can prepare it and store for a year.
Very easy to make it. Come lets see the ingredients :

Raw tamarind : 15 to 20
Green chilly - 10
Salt to taste
Methi seeds - 1 tsp
Hing - a pinch
Wash the tamarind properly. Dry them fully. Wipe the tamarind pieces with cloth to remove the water. Cut in to pieces.
Add green chilly, salt, methi seeds and hing. Put in a mixer or blender to get the coarse texture. Adjust the seasoning.
Chutney is ready to eat or store.
This will make almost 150 gm of chutney.
Sending it to 
Keep Smiling,

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Chigali (Tamarind lolly pop) for Forgotten Indian Games

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Summer is in. All the children are waiting for the vacation. During our childhood, the whole year we used to wait for this long holidays which lasted for more than 2 months. Every year, the postman used to bring the result on April 10. We all used to roam the whole area to search the postman! And once we spot him, we used to attack him!! Poor man!!! But he always gave our result without scolding us! He knew our tension!
We used to play lot of games and have lot of things to eat! In those, this Chigali or Tamarind lolly pop was very popular. We all used to enjoy the tangy, spicy taste of this lolly pop. We all children used to bring each ingredient from our house. Then a elder one in our group used to prepare it.If you don't have mortar and pestle, you can try in a blender or grinder. But it tastes good if you use mortar and pestle.

Ingredients are very simple and easily available at home.

Fresh Tamarind - 1 bowl, clean, remove seeds.
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 2 lines
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder - 1 to 2 tbsp
Jaggery - 2 tbsp
Lemon leaves - few(Optional, if you have lime tree near by!)

First make the tamarind little soft then add all other ingredients. Crush is till the tamarind becomes full soft and other ingredients blend with it nicely. 
Tamarind lolly pop or CHIGALI is ready to eat. We used to stick the balls to neem sticks or match stick or small spoon. We used to enjoy it for very long time, some times more than two hours!!! 

I am still waiting for your participation for my event!! Rush in your entries!!

I am sending this to  PJ's (Seduce Your Tastebuds ongoing event Think Spice - Tamarind, which is a brain child of   Sunitha  of Sunita's World.

 So I am linking this post to Sunita's Think spice page. I hope every one will enjoy these lolly pops!!

Keep Smiling,

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