Saturday, February 04, 2006

Apple Pickle

You can use this as a side dish or mix it with rice.

1.Apples(not the red variety but the green,unripe,sour variety)-3
2.Any one of the following
green chiily and ginger pieces
green chilly and ginger paste(available as chutney)
red chilly pieces
3.oil-100ml(gingelly oil or olive oil
5.mustard and fenugreek for seasoning (optional)

Method 1.
Apple thokku:
Cut the apples in to pieces.Add a cup of water and cook in microwave oven till they are soft.
Mash well.Mix the chilly powder and salt.Add oil to it and again keep it in micowave oven for 1 minute.
Take a pan,pour oil, heat it,and add the apple pulp.stir in low fire till the oil seeps out.
Method 2.
Apple pickle:
Take a microwavable dish.Put the apple pieces,chillypowder,oil and cook for 5 minutes.
Season with mustard and fenugreek.
sweet and sour pachadi:
Cook the apple pieces for 5 minutes in the microwave oven with little water.or cook the apples with water in any stove.
Take a pan.Heat it .Add oil.when oil is heated,put mustard,fenugreek,green chillies,ginger,and mashed apple pieces and salt.Allow it to boil till it shrinks.Add a pinch of sugar or jaggery.


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