Saturday, June 11, 2011

Red peppers!!!

Since I'm the only one in the family with a penchant for spicy food, normally my mom makes a red pepper preserve for me. These red peppers are extra hot, extremely spicy, and touching it can induce burning for a day or two.

This time while she was cutting and deseeding them, I flicked a couple of peppers, topped it with vinegar and a bit of salt. My mom has an extremely old bottle of great quality vinegar, which has been extracted from grapes.

What a pretty red color!!

In the meanwhile, she made a chunky sauce of peppers, garlic and salt.
While using this preserve, she normally heats up a tbsp of oil, adds a tsp of mustard seeds to crackle, a pinch of asafoetida powder and a small pinch turmeric to the oil. This she then pours on the preserve and its ready to eat!


Alison said...

I just stumbled across your blog, and the pepper preserves look really yummy.

Would you mind sharing how to make them? I would love to try.

Rujuta said...

Hey Alison, just coarsely grind 2-3 really hot chillis with 2-3 cloves of garlic and and the rest of the recipe is there in the post with quantities. (The adding hot oil flavored with asofoetida and mustard seeds part)
This preserve goes well with Indian and Mexican cooking, and even on sandwiches.