Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ginger Pickle with Sun Dried Tomato

Thank You Priya of Now Serving for sending the mystery ingredient (Sun Dried Tomatoes) and a lovely gift.  Thank You Reshmi and Priya for creating this wonderful event.   
The gift


Ginger - 2 cups (chopped)
Sun Dried Tomatoes - 10 pieces
Red chilies - 10 or to taste
Jaggery - 2 tsp
Asafetida - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 2 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Sesame Oil - 1/4 cup

  1. Soak the sun dried tomatoes in warm water for 2 hours.
  2. Heat 2 TBSP of sesame oil in a pan and fry the cut ginger and red chilies for about 5 minutes.
  3. Squeeze out water from the soaked sun dried tomatoes and add it to the pan.  Reserve the soaked water.
  4. Fry for another minute or so and remove from the heat.  Let it cool completely.
  5. Grind the ginger, red chilies and sun dried tomatoes to a smooth paste using the soaked water.  Add more water if needed.
  6. Heat the remaining oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds.  Add the ground paste and mix.  Add jaggery, turmeric powder, asafetida and salt.  Mix well.
  7. Keep stirring and cook until oil separates from the mixture.  
  8. Let it cool completely and store it in a airtight container.


    1. Chutney sounds quite interesting and I love anything with ginger in it..
      Congratulations on your gift!

    2. I love anything with ginger and this pickle looks fantastic - love the addition of sun dried tomatoes.

    3. Very tangy pickle there...So tempting and lovely!

    4. You had me at sun dried tomatoes- loved the combo n the recipe :)
      US Masala

    5. Wow, latha, that is a wonderfully done pickle/chutney. I am sure sun-dried tomato must have added an addition layer of flavor :)

      Thanks for being part of MAITRI :)

    6. Quite an interesting and tongue tickling pickle, awesome!

    7. Delicious & tongue tickling!!! This pickle is made all the more interesting with addition of sun dried tom :)
      Prathima Rao
      Prats Corner

    8. Love ginger pickle but making with sun dried tomato, should be different!

    9. Blog looks wonderful..glad to follow your blog..


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