Pickles – Chili Achar (Nepali Food Recipe)

(Fresh Chilies with Herbs and Spices)
INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup fresh hot red chilies
  • 1 cup fresh hot green chilies
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 10 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon timur (Szechwan pepper)
  • 2 tablespoons tamarind paste
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Pinch of asafetida
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • Salt to taste

DIRECTIONS:

  • In a pan, toast sesame seeds, cumin and mustard seeds.
  • Spread out on a paper towel to cool down.
  • Grind to a powder.
  • In a blender, combine chilies, ground mixture of sesame, cumin, and mustard seeds, mint leaves, garlic, timur, tamarind, sugar, lime jest and juice, asafetida, oil and salt; blend into a paste with a desired texture.
  • If desired hot and sour, increase the amount of tamarind paste.
  • Store in sterilized jar and refrigerate.

Source: http://nepalicooking.tripod.com./achar.htm
Author: Tulsi Regmi

Originally posted 2009-12-07 22:22:45.

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