Why Indian style? Because in my research I believe Indian food to be one of the worlds healthiest foods with their choice of spices alone. Spices are herbs. Ayurvedic medicine comes from India and uses a lot of herbs for healing. Herbs are plants. Plants have micro-nutrient phytochemicals necessary for cellular rejuvenation. Now combine these spices, with fresh green apples totally raw, and some time, and voila, you have yourself a pretty healthy probiotic pickle in time. So delicious, it makes your mouth water just thinking about them. All it takes is a spoon to accompany your naan bread, or rice. Yum. Healthy.
Let's do it using 4 small Granny smith apples (Organic preferred since we are fermenting, but not necessary)
- Granny Smith or Tart apples 4 small, washed and cut into small pieces (about 1 inch)
In a bowl mix:
- Red chili powder 2 tablespoons
- Mustard powder 2 tablespoons I used black mustart seeds (very strong)
- Garlic-crushed 1 tablespoon
- Sea Salt 1 tablespoon
- Tumeric 1/2 teaspoon
- Fenugreek seeds (Methi) and or powder 1/2 teaspoon
|In a bowl mix all your dry herbs as described . |
Not the same herbs for tempering.
Put this bowl aside
|Once it is at room temperature add tempered oil to |
bowl of spices. Mix well.
|Add green apples and green chili. Mix well.|
This is what it looks like after 12 hours of "marinating" in the
spices. You can eat it as is. It is quite tasty. However, to get
the probiotics, it must ferment for at least 2 weeks.
|Note: If you are going to save some for later. Put it|
in a sterile jar, with a sterile cap. All fruit in jar
must be immersed in liquid. You can
top off with the same type oil you
tempered with. Store in
Well that's about it for now. Please feel to share this blog with your family and friends. Ask any questions you may have. So for now I leave you with, peace, and many blessings to all.