Achari Meal

Menu: Pickle or as it is popularly termed as achar in India is a very loved accompaniment that goes well with almost anything and everything. But do you know, the basic masala of the achar can also be used to make various other preparations for maincourse and other courses. Try making an unusual pickle like Bhindi ka Achar, then make a rice preparation like Achari Chana Pulao and end with an Achari Baingan.

Shopping list

1 bottle pickle
200 grams chickpeas
1 packet Basmati rice
200 grams lady finger
1 packet dried mango powder
1 packet black salt
1 bottle mustard oil
100 grams split mustard seeds
½ kg baby brinjals
50 grams dried fenugreek seeds
50 grams onion seeds

For faster preparation
Boil chickpeas and reserve the water in which it is cooked. Cut tomatoes in wedges and chop coriander. Cut the brinjals, coarsely grind the mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, fennel seeds, cumin seeds and onion seeds. Toss the brinjals in the coarsely ground mixture, salt and turmeric powder for the baingan preparation. Make fenugreek powder and deep fry the bhindi for the pickle.

How to go about it
Sauté onions till translucent for the pulao. Add whole garam masala, spices, chana, cooking liquor and rice and cover cook till rice is done. Toss bhindi with spices and masalas. Toss the brinjals and cover cook till tender. Serve hot. 

Recommended recipes-

Bhindi ka Achar,  Achari Chana Pulao,  Achari Baingan

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