Tomato Chutney is an ideal sweet dish as a dessert. It’s very easy to prepare and delicious too. This dish is almost mandatory among Bengalis in ceremonies or events as a dessert. This is usually accompanied by Papad.
1/2 teaspoon panchphoran (mix of 5 spices)
1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 teaspoons sugar
Dried mango roll (Amawat/ Aamsotto)
3-4 drops of lemon
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
- Take 2 tomatoes and remove the skin and cut them into 4 equal parts.
- Take a khadai (deep bowl for frying) and add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and heat for 3 minutes, then add 1/2 teaspoon of panchphoran (mixture of 5 spices) and fry for 2 minutes indian tech blog.
- Put the tomatoes (step 1) into the kadhai and fry, when they are a bit soft add 1/4 tsp red chili powder, 8 tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 rolls of dried mango (Amawat/Aamsotto) and stir constantly continuously.
- Put a handful of cashews and raisins in the kadhai (step 3), after a while the tomatoes and dried mangoes become smooth (like thick paste). Add 3-4 drops of lemon. Don’t add extra water unless needed, as tomatoes themselves release a lot of water.
Note: Taste the chutney while preparing, if you need more sweetness, add a few teaspoons of sugar to the chutney.
Sweet tomato sauce is ready to be served as a dessert, delicious eaten with kachori or samosas.
All About Indian Wedding Saris
When it comes to choosing your wedding sari, the varieties are endless. It is always in your favor to know the different types of saris available to you when shopping for your Bridal Sari. Informed shoppers are always happy shoppers. The type of ceremony you are, the type of jewelry, the color, the material and the type of work/embroidery you are looking for will all help you narrow down the type of sari you are looking for. In this blog post, I will introduce the five most popular varieties of Indian Wedding Saris:
Banarasi Saris come in a variety of color combinations, but brides usually opt for red, known as the color of love, along with gold “zari” pieces. Banarsi Saris is also very comfortable and a must-have for brides.
South Indian Kanjeevaram Sari:
Kanjeevaram saris are made of pure heavy silk and are known for their durability. Sari is very traditional, which is not affected by the latest fashion fads. The border is woven with gold thread, and has motifs such as elephants, flowers, paisleys, peacocks and parrots. They come in pretty color combinations and look great on everyone.
Baluchari Sari from Bengal: Baluchari is a traditional type of Hand Weaving Bengali Sari. Baluchari saris come in various colors like bright red, white, cream, yellow, green, purple, blue etc. The most common color combinations of this type of Sari are bright red and white/beige. The Baluchari saree features small or “boutique” patterns throughout, a beautiful floral border, and a beautiful “pallu”, which is embellished with narrative motifs. When worn in the traditional Bengali way with a red kumkum bindi, the Baluchari Sari is sure to bring you plenty of compliments.
Zardozi Saris Embroidery:
An ancient Persian art, “Zardozi” literally translates to gold embroidery. This is a buzz word for many of today’s top fashion designers. This art was popularized by the Mughals and used to decorate the costumes of nobles and kings. Embroidery inlaid with pearls and gems to enhance the look of silk, velvet or brocade. Making this handmade sari can take anywhere from 4-6 months depending on the complexity of the design. Zardozi Saris is amazing and looks very graceful.
Ghatchola/Bandhani Sari from Gujarat: Traditionally in red, the Ghatchola or Bandhani Sari is made of cotton or silk and real gold thread and is a great choice for brides. These days a beautiful gold border embellished by “kundan” and sequins is used on the Sari, which adds a bit of glitz and glamour to a very traditional number.