Pickles – Tomato Shrimp Achar (Nepali Food Recipe)

INGREDIENTS:

Pickling:

  • 2 cups roasted tomatoes, peeled, and chopped
  • 1/2 cup roasted red pepper, chopped
  • 5 fresh red chilies, minced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon shrimp paste
  • 2 tablespoons tamarind paste
  • 1 tablespoon mint leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon roasted mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon timur (szechwan pepper)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste

Garnish:

  • 1/2 cup small dried shrimp, rehydrated in water and drained
  • 3 tablespoons mustard oil, or olive oil
  • 10 dried red chilies

DIRECTIONS:

  • In a blender combine all pickling ingredients to form smooth paste-like mixture (can be made chunkier, if desired).
  • Transfer into a large bowl.
  • For garnish, in a non-stick pan heat oil; splitter dried red chilies until they turns dark.
  • Add rehydrated shrimp and fry till crisp.
  • Pour the shrimp-oil mixture over the tomato mixture.
  • Mix well and refrigerate for at least two hours before serving.

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

Originally posted 2009-12-07 22:28:02.

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