Even though you may be surrounded by well-wishers and good friends every day, living thousands of miles away from home and family is not easy. Video calls get exhausting, playing board games on your phone gets boring, and eating takeaway food every night gets old. Sure, trying your hand at making comfort foods does placate your ghar ka khaana cravings, but nothing compares to Ma’s home-cooked meals, oozing with flavour, spice, and lots of love.
The lonely nights away from home don’t necessarily have to be that way. Lift your mood and cheer yourself up by savouring the little piece of home you do have with you: Badi Maa’s Raw Turmeric Pickle. It is nostalgic, delicious, and available to purchase all year round!
Haldi ka Achaar has big, bold flavours that need hints of subtlety to achieve the right balance. The tanginess of turmeric blended with the spicy goodness of red chillies and the sombre palate of fenugreek, Bishop’s Weed, and other spices, all amalgamated in mustard oil, makes this the perfect condiment to have with your meals. If the ingredients are not fresh and natural, the quality of your dish will instantly go down. And that’s the secret behind these grand heirloom recipes we have been able to emulate: every little element is a hero that offers a special dimension to the whole dish.
Is Turmeric Pickle good for you?
Apart from its almost addictive flavour, turmeric pickle offers many health benefits. Here are some reasons why you should include Haldi ka Achaar in your daily diet:
Has anti-inflammatory properties
The anti-inflammatory properties of this pickle aid in weight loss, treating gas, acidity, bloating and other digestive issues
Keeps insulin levels in check
It moderates insulin secretion in the body
Rich in antioxidants
This pickle is rich in antioxidants which strengthens the body’s immunity to fight against diseases
Promotes liver health
Turmeric Pickle is extremely useful in flushing out toxic agents from the body thus promoting liver health
How is Turmeric Pickle made?
Our ingredients are handpicked and carefully curated to accurately replicate the recipes passed down by our mothers and grandmothers. Each component of the mixture has an important role to play in bringing life and vibrancy to the dish. Here are the ingredients used in the making of Turmeric Pickle and the reasons why:
Haldi has been used in Indian cuisine since time immemorial. Even our mothers would force us to have a tall glass of haldi ka doodh every time we came back home from the playground with injuries; and all in good measure. Since it comprises bioactive compounds, turmeric helps combat the after-effects of oxidation, thus helping wounds heal faster. Given its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric can improve your digestive health. Adding turmeric to your diet is also good for liver functioning: studies have suggested that it prevents toxins from damaging your organs.
A little spice never hurt anyone! Red chillies are a great way to enhance the flavors of your dish without compromising on any nutritional value. Since they are a rich source of Vitamin C, they are good for building immunity. Since they accelerate fat burning and reduce appetite, they are also a good element to add to your meals when you are keeping a check on your weight. Chillies are also known to prevent blood clotting, hence extremely beneficial for heart patients
More commonly known as ajwain, this ingredient has a host of health benefits it has to offer. Firstly, ajwain contains some active enzymes that improve the flow of stomach acids, thereby relieving you of acidity, bloating, and indigestion. It is also recommended to cure food poisoning since it fights harmful bacteria such as E. coli. In fact, it is generally considered to be a great diet balancer because it is useful in managing blood sugar levels and bringing down cholesterol
We all know methi is good for us, but do we exactly know what its benefits are? Firstly, they are a rich natural source of iron and magnesium, a must in the diets of anaemic patients, as well as those who frequently suffer from digestive problems. Fenugreek is also known to manage type 1 and 2 diabetes, cholesterol, and improve stamina
Mustard oil is a great alternative to the other cooking oils because of its numerous health advantages. Not only does it improve cardiovascular and gastrointestinal health, but also slows down the growth of certain types of cancer cells. An added benefit of mustard oil is that it is antimicrobial which makes it a natural preservative; so, you don’t have to worry about your pickles getting spoiled anytime soon!
What do you eat Turmeric Pickle with?
Raw Turmeric Pickle is like no other. All you need is one finger-lick to experience the unique combination of flavors that almost melt in your mouth. This pickle can be enjoyed with several dishes, both Indian and Western. If you want to get creative, try your hand at these quirky combinations:
You don’t always have to have dal in the same old dal chawal way, there are still ways you can eat this protein-rich ingredient! Boil your choice of lentil, add some salad dressing, and serve along with Turmeric Pickle to add a zingy twist to a regular pulse dish
This one is a great option if you are lactose intolerant. Replace paneer with grilled tofu, and mix a little bit of Turmeric Pickle to add an earthy, slightly bitter aftertaste for a wholesome blend of flavours
Comfort food for thousands of Indians all around the world! You can give this classic dish an eccentric new flavor profile by adding a delicious spicy-bitter pickle to your meal
Eggs tend to get a bit dry when eating. If you wish to achieve the perfect balance during breakfast, scramble your eggs and serve them along with some Turmeric Pickle to add a whole new dimension to a staple. Don’t forget your cup of piping hot tea to really complete the morning meal!
Our childhood days are back! We can finally enjoy our meals in the same way as we did back when we were kids, thanks to these delicious, mom-approved pickles. Every element that has gone into perfecting this recipe has been handpicked with love, keeping your best interests in mind. We know what you want, and it is with great pride and joy we deliver these homemade pickles to you. So, when are you going to order your jar?