Homemade Tamarind Concentrate (Paste)

In some households, tamarind paste or tamarind concentrate is used on a regular basis. It is readily available at your local Indian or Asian grocery store, but you can make it at home for a fraction of the cost. Having tamarind paste on hand is a big time saver and the best part…its got an incredible shelf life when stored in the refrigerator or freezer. So go ahead and make a batch today!

"Homemade Tamarind Concentrate (Paste)"

Dosakai Pickle

Dosakai is strange! Why would we say that? Well, it is classified as a fruit but eaten and cooked like a vegetable! It is known as a Yellow Indian Cucumber – don’t think it looks or tastes like a cucumber! Yes, when we said strange, we meant strange. This Yellow Indian Cucumber is used in pickle, Curries, Daals, alongside Meats and Seafood. It has a tangy and a tart-ish flavor that makes it perfect for…

"Dosakai Pickle"

Cranberry Pickle (Cranberry Achar)

This great pickle is a real tease…by the time you really start relishing the pickle – it’s gone! The cranberry season is so short lived that it makes you feel that life is unfair. Cranberry Pickle is easy and quick enough to make that we can make a batch every week. We mention at the bottom of this post “the hardest part is cutting…”, we change that statement to “the hardest part is keeping the…

"Cranberry Pickle (Cranberry Achar)"

Ginger & Garlic Paste

A big time saver in the kitchen is to have ginger and garlic paste on hand and ready to use. Unfortunately, the store bought ones tend to have a lot of preservatives, giving them a funny aftertaste and smell. Try this quick recipe to make your own ginger and garlic paste at home – all natural and no preservatives. The best part…it has a shelf life of over 2 months in the refrigerator!

"Ginger & Garlic Paste"