Someone said, “Happiness is like jam. You can’t spread even a little without getting some on yourself”. This thought can be extended to other things too, like lip smacking jams, sauces & pickles . These additions do take the happiness quotient of the food a few notches higher.
These additions, called accompaniments like pickles and chutneys were invented when vegetables were scarce like in the Monsoon or severe summer when the land is arid. But any food lover would admit that we’ve grown to love accompaniments so much that we savor them through the year. For some dishes like the dosa or idli, accompaniments like the coconut chutney are as important as the main dish itself.
To spruce up meals, be it your daily lunch or dinner, a party at home or even a cozy weekend brunch, Pune’s top homechefs have put together accompaniments that are sure to have you reaching out for that second helping, thus making any meal incomplete without them!
Homechef Mira presents some scrumptious jams made with fresh organic fruit. Having trained in jam making from France, she uses natural pectin which preserves the nutrients of the fruit due to its low cooking time. The best news is that it’s low on sugar compared to store bought jams and is completely preservative free!
Strawberry and Basil Jam
Strawberry jam infused with the flavours of fresh basil for breakfast will ensure a brilliant start to a lovely day. This scrumptious jam makes a perfect spread over bread and muffins.
If you are a plum lover, a jam lover or simply a foodie, you ought to try this scrumptious plum jam. Made with succulent plums, this jam makes a perfect spread over bread for breakfast. Give it a try and we bet you’ll never buy store bought jams again.
Who doesn’t love strawberries or strawberry jam. Made with luscious, ripe, red strawberries, each serving of this enticing jam is bliss.
Homechef Ajinder presents some enticing sauces for desserts.
Salted Caramel Sauce
If Salted caramel sauce had a definition, it would be ‘pure happy indulgence’. The sight of silky, smooth, golden caramel over a sundae, tarts or brownies is sure to inspire poetry amongst food lovers! We would recommend keeping a stock of it for those sudden cravings or even for gifting others. Be warned, you may change your mind about gifting once you taste Ajinder’s Salted Caramel Sauce!
Chocolate Fudge Sauce
Another versatile sauce for desserts is the uber-delicious chocolate fudge sauce. Thick, glossy, luscious with the goodness of chocolate, there cannot be a better way to top your ice creams or parfaits! Need we say more?
Homechef Jayashree presents some lip smacking pickles and chutneys.
What does a homechef do with the surplus of juicy carrots this winter? Make carrot pickle! This delectable and invigorating pickle is indeed a medley of diverse flavours such as ginger, raw turmeric, gooseberries and refreshing mint all blending beautifully with fresh carrots. This is surely to add that much needed zing to all your meals!
Craving for something sour in this season of sweet and sugary things? This lime pickle could be the answer. Bursting with the flavours of the zesty lemons, this hot lime pickle will balance out the overdose of holiday season sugar. Life is all about a balance of sweet and sour, isn’t it?
For those who can handle everything hot and fiery, we present Jayashree’s chilli pickle. If summers are meant to make pickles, winters are surely the time to relish them. Rich with the flavour of mustard, this pickle tastes excellent with parathas, rotis and rice.
The lip-smacking Moramba is a popular accompaniment made in various parts of the country. Made with grated raw mangoes, sugar, cardamom and saffron this lovely combination of sour and sweet waltzing on your tongue will transport you to mango orchards and lure you into eating scoops of it as if it were the main dish!
Lahsun Coconut Chutney
This versatile dry garlic-coconut chutney powder is a must-have for all chat lovers. With flavours of roasted garlic, dry coconut and red chillies, it’s amazing how it jazzes up dishes like ragda patties, sev puri, dahi vada, etc. Nothing like some hot pakodas sprinkled with some of this chutney on a cold, winter evening!
Sweet and Sour Lime Pickle
A little sweet, a little sour, a little hot, this pickle is ideal for those who want a little of all tastes in their pickle. This lip smacking pickle not only tastes heavenly but also aids in digestion. It’s a perfect accompaniment with parathas, rice or roti.
Homechef Malvika presents two chutneys bursting with flavour.
Adrak Imli Chutney
With the revitalizing flavour of ginger and the tanginess of imli, this chutney spruces up any dish. Would be ideal as a dip for snacks such as samosas, dhoklas or even with parathas.
Made with luscious, ripe, red tomatoes, this savoury chutney will literally spice up your meals with it’s tangy and hot taste. What about using it as a dip for fritters and fried snacks? An excellent idea, we would say!
Sample these preservative free, scrumptious accompaniments for that extra zing in your meals. You can thank us later!
Mealtango is the first community of trained and certified homechefs in India. On the Mealtango website, you can find approved homechefs near you and order delicious Jams, sauces & pickles online. The food will be delivered at your doorstep. It’s as simple as that! The Mealtango team ensures that you have an excellent experience of relishing scrumptious home cooked food lovingly prepared by the Mealtango homechefs.