Prep 2 mins
Cook 10 mins
I was fasting for Ekadasi the other day ( a fast where Hindus stay away from grains and beans) and was really hungry and needed to make something in a jiffy. I had only eaten apply curry once before, but devised my own recipe on the spot with fabulous results. This is quick and easy!
- 4 granny smith apples (cored and cut in 2cm cubes)
- 1 teaspoon dried mango powder (aamchur, available in Indian spice shops)
- 1 teaspoon tamarind extract
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 whole green chili (optional for more heat)
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon gingerroot (fresh, grated)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons pecan nuts, broken
- Heat butter.
- Add cinnamon, bay leaf and green chilli. Stir for few seconds, then toss in mango powder and chilli powder.
- Stir again briefly, then add apples and tamarind.
- Add a few tablespoons of water and close lid. Cook on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes.
- Add salt and pecan nuts. Cook apples till all liquid is evaporated, they should be soft. Enjoy.
- This dish would accompany any protein dish, like lentils or eaten with mashed potato for Ekadasi fasters.
- Tip: Any other firm, slightly under ripe fruit can be used, like pears, pineapples and peaches. If your kids hate salad, its a gret way to serve them a 'cooked' salad.
I'm glad I discovered this recipe and I'm sure I will use my apples many many times as sidedish!
The spices combination was perfect and I liked the chili touch very much. ¨
Please post more recipes!
Everybody liked it and was very welcome.
Done for PAC Spring 2011