Cranberry Achaar (Pickled Cranberries)

Cranberries, also known as Mossberries have a high nutrition value and are good antioxidants to add to the meal. Their tart taste is great for making Achaar. Since fresh cranberries are only available for a short time, make an extra batch and refrigerate it for later! ingredients:12 oz. fresh cranberries, rinsed, dried and chopped or […]


Easy Plum Chutney

I love making spicy, sweet-tart chutneys with all the fruits available during the summer. With the huge bounty of plums in our backyard, I have made plenty to eat and share this season. My Plum Chutney is very easy to make and full of great nutrition and fibre. Raisins in the recipe help reduce the […]


Imli Sonth (Tamarind Chutney)

Sonth is the Hindi name for mature, dried ginger. It is available as a powder and is the key ingredient in Tamarind Chutney. Traditionally, Tamarind pods are soaked in water to squeeze out the pulp, you can save time by buying Tamarind concentrate or paste. I prefer concentrate, it tastes more like the actual pulp […]


Achaar Masala (Pickle Spice Mix)

Indian pickle or Achaar is quite different from Western pickle. Most Achaars use oil and spices for flavoring and therefore can stay on the shelf for a long time. Achaar is almost always ‘ripened’ in the sun which causes the black mustard (rye) to ferment, imparting the classic sour taste to the vegetable used. Sour […]