Easy Sweet and Tangy Tamarind chutney

 

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No iftar is complete without the sweet and tangy imli ki chutney!! It is the bestest possiblest accompaniment for almost anything on our traditional iftar table.. Its amazing how a coouple of ingredients combine together to create this heavely creation.

this is my moms simplest recipe and it is insanely good.. Its amazing how a bunch of simple ingredients can come together and create something sooooooo magical

I am obsessed with this recipe and this is the recipe which sprouted me everlasting love for this chutney!!! so much so that it is hard to even imagine my life without it

I remember the early days of my sneaking around naptime with some computer microsoft games in the 90s. Remeber those prince of persia sort of animation things 😀 :D. And in my need for looking for a snack I would stumble upon the bowl of this chilled chutney in the fridge and i would just pour some into a bowl and find some stuff to dip in it or have on its own!!! And I would relish the play of sweet and tangy in my mouth and i would wonder how difficult it must be to create stuff this amazing!!! And marvel at my mom for being such a magician with her cooking skills!!!!

I was not the only one who was hooked to this incredibly gorgoeous thing!! My dad refused to have his meals without it on several occasions at OTHER PPLS place and demanded the said chutney so much so that the females of the family would chase mom around for the popular recipe that had almost everybody hooked to it!

It was not only my first ramadan after being married that i suddenly realized I dont have it and i need to make some asap!!!!! I was shocked to discover the simplicity of the recipe and was actually kind of skeptical that it would work!

Well I tried! First i dipped my spoon in it and taste… BAM I was hit smack in the face with alllllll those childhood memories associated with it!!! I was right there tasting that very same thing savouring the very same flavours!!! I nailed the recipe to perfection in a snap!!!!!!! IT was a snap to make!!

Here is the coveted recipe i am sharing with you all

and I am warning you it gets veeeeeerrrrry addictive!!!!!

 

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ingredients:

tamarind                        1 packet

water                               4 cups

sugar                               1-1.5 cups

red chilie powder         1 tsp

Method:

  1. Soak the tamarid in water for two hours or whole night.
  2. Pour the tamarind water through a seive and take out all the seeds. mesh to squeeze the pulp out of the seive.
  3. Place the saucepan on a medium heat and add sugar and red chilies powder.
  4. let this mixture simmer on low heat for about 20 to 40 mins. Depending on the consistency you need.
  5. For a thinner spicier version: Add green chilies paste and 1/2 tsp of crushed red chilies. And cook only for about 20 mins.
  6. For a thicker more syrupy version: Add 1/2 cup sugar and simmer for an hour!
  7. Enjoy

And there you have it! The easiest simplest most gorgeous no fuss tamarind recipe ever!!!

They are both a staple in my house around ramadan. I not only use it as a dip for pakoras and samosas its also amaaaazing on top of paapri chaat and fuit chaats of all sorts!

Wishing you all an amaaaazing Ramadan!!

Home Decor: Memphis room Wishlist

Some might say I am rather toooooo adventurous!! ( my husband)

But hey! thats just me! And that is how I like it!

I am talking about the Memphis room makeover that I gave to my bedroom!

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I am still obsessed with this wall!!!

You can see the whole bedroom here 

So here I have put together some basics of going about the Memphis design!

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  1. Basic sofa : Always start with a good basic sofa!! Not just coz its only used for memphis room but coz i is so versatile!
  2.  geometric cushion : With all the basics around accents are all that is left with to create all the drama and to have fun with!! so fun color block cushions are a great way to go or to start. I believe when it comes to cushions sky is the limit! Creativity is endless! More on that in some other
  3. Minimal white clock : Never underestimate the power of a minimal design! It can create the perfect contrast against a lets say loud background 😉 Which is exactly what works in a Memphis design!
  4.  Grid wallpaper : I have created the most humblest wall decor of all times with this Grid feature wall using solely washi tape! But you can opt for other options like this sweet wallpaper! How retro is that! I can only imagine how gorgeous it would look in a modern vanity or even a laundry room or foyer!! possibilities are endless!!
  5.  neon/colorblock accents : The second personal touch you can add is with vases! Neoooooon is something I crave and would definitely go for. A perfect blend of vases would be white and pop of colors!! either in a bunch or separate! Works like a charm
  6.  ikea grid bedding : I am a big fan of ikea and their bedding!! Its not too expensive! It lasts a couple of season and its black and white with pattern!! All these are a yes yes and yes in my list.
  7. stripes : I didn’t add stripes here in this collage but it goes without saying a Memphis room would add more spike with the addition of black and white stripes!!

How to make use of INSTASTORIES

When I first saw the insta stories emoticon on my insta feed I was like what on earth is that! Was bit reluctant on clicking through them! I was honestly clueless as to what they are and what am I supposed to do with them!

Once I plucked the courage to did click through I was like ummm… I was skeptical about the success of that feature. The things that really ticked me off were the rawness of the images! no filter!! no editing!!! I mean its like a home video what is up with that!!

But once I got into clicking!!! there was no turning back! I went on and on and on with it! jumping right off from one insta story to the other! Even looking forward to the stories that were coming every single day!

I have to admit I was wrong about them! And it took me a while to figure them out!! Here are some things that I have learnt about them and how you can use insta stories to relate to your readers as well!



STORY TELLING

Its story telling at its best!!!! We looooooove stories!! We are used to telling them through our well established and polised insta feeds and this time we are practicing with the unedited real ones!

LACK OF SOPHISTICATION

While we are hard at work creating beautiful images and creating gorgeous feeds. Insta stories come as a relief!!!!! We don’t have to painstakingly style anything!!!!!!!! Really!! And we can still gain our followers love out of it!!!! Really! Really!!

REMOVED BARRIERS

Insta stories has REMOOOOOVED barriers!!! I mean I am making design decisions with Emily Henderson!!!!!!!

How COOL IS THAT!!!!

Its something very personal very fun and very creative!! All at the same time!!

TASTE OF THE PLACE

I once saw the insta story of someone, while in my bed at night exhausted and just drifting to sleep! This insta story was of a person who went to a beaaaauuutiful place to hike. And she posted a short video of herself standing in the midst of the daisy field which were bolwing with wind and looking up at the mountain peeks where the rest of the hikers were!

And the experience was unbelieveble

It was as if I was transmitted to the daisy field

And was feeling the wind passing by!!!!!

It was that powerful

Moral of the story: Nature is very powerful and when you share it unfiltered through the lens of your camera it can be mesmerizing!

So never miss out on an opportunity to share nature with your readers!!

SHOUTOUTS

Some brands like ikea have used it like those power point slide shows to promote and to announce promotions! And there are different factors which make them work!! Like the creative use of cute emoticons! The font and styling!!



No matter how you use it! It is a very effective and powerful tool! And it does have the power to suck you in!!!!!!!!!!!

Verdict: I am going to treat my insta stories like my oolllld insta feed where I was shooting as I go! and having fun with it! I love that I dont hve to worry about glamourizing each adn every image. And I love that it is still powerful in that respect!

And the rest we all know our tastes and strategies change as we go, We are constantly figuring out what goes best for us. Its like we are tuned into getting to know where we have to go.

How are you dealing with your insta stories? What is your favourite part about them? Did they ring any bell with you or prefer your insta stroll more over them? Would love to know!!

Follow me on instagram if you arent already! 😉 @deeppurpleandblue and find out how I am using my insta stories!!

Take care!!!