School holidays were incomplete without the customary strolls in the kitchen, watching Ma and Naani hunched over the slap, chopping the most ripe vegetables, pounding the most aromatic spices, and adding them all into one massive concoction, that you later enjoyed as pickles with lunch and dinner.
Homemade achaar had a distinctive taste, that was so one-of-a-kind that we still try looking for the same unique flavour in our meals today, decades since we first had a lick of it. But we haven’t had much luck in identifying the same pickles as the days of our childhood. In cities far from home, people don’t even know what they are missing out on. Decades have passed, but the memory of it still remains.
Keeping that memory ignited in our minds, we set out on our mission to experience once again, the pure joy of having My Mausi’s Ambaar, and vowed to spread the love with every single person who craved the smell and taste of home on lonely nights. Thanks to the skilled chefs at MOLO, pacifying your nostalgia is now just one tap away.
Have you ever wondered why it was so difficult finding the same jars of pickles today, despite how small the world has become given the rapid modernisation? It is the ingredients. Homegrown and handpicked ingredients offer a totally separate flavour profile than regular ones found in the market today. Keeping that in mind, at MOLO, we have made conscious efforts to carefully curate each component so that they are naturally able to balance each other out. The sweetness of Ambaar along with some of the finest spices, turmeric, chillies, and Bishop’s Weed, makes this diverse blend delicious, refreshing, and healthy too.
Is Ambaar Pickle good for you?
This pickle is more than just a delicious condiment! Ambaar ka Achaar has numerous health benefits that make it a great, delicious diet-balancer. Here are some reasons you must make sure to consume it regularly
Vitamin C and iron
It is rich in Vitamin C and iron, so it bolsters immunity and fights ailments such as anaemia and fatigue
Antioxidants and Fiber
Ambaar Pickle is packed with antioxidants and fiber, thereby making a great natural remedy for constipation, indigestion, and acidity
Loaded with Vitamin A, this pickle helps promote healthy eyesight
Good for the heart
This pickle helps keep cardiac diseases at bay since it aids in maintaining normal blood pressure levels, preventing formation of blood clots, and controlling cholesterol
How is Ambaar Pickle made?
An indigenous and fresh assortment of ingredients are used to accurately replicate our heirloom recipes. If there is one thing that we never compromise on, it is the quality of all the elements used in creating this sweet-spicy-tangy goodness. Here are a list of the ingredients used:
A rare fruit, usually eaten raw along with salts and chillies for its health benefits. It adds the individual, eccentric flavour to the pickle, that makes it so sought after. Ambaar is rich in Vitamin C, thereby boosting immunity, and is also a good source of dietary fiber which facilitates digestion and prevents constipation. Since it is also a natural source of Vitamin A, many doctors suggest including Ambaar in our diets for better vision and eye health
We are all familiar with haldi and haldi ka doodh, especially when we used to return home with injuries and wounds scattered all over our body. There was a reason behind why our mothers and grandmothers forced us to consume turmeric during these times – since it possesses bioactive compounds it helps in fighting against the after-effects of oxidation. Not only that, studies have also suggested that since turmeric is packed with antioxidants, it slows down the occurrences of age-related diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s. Lastly, because of its anti-inflammatory nature, adding turmeric to your diet will also promote good digestive health
Red chillies make even the blandest of foods a little more interesting! However, chillies have a host of health benefits too apart from elevating the flavours in our food. Firstly, they promote cardiovascular health by preventing formation of blood clots that lead to other heart-related problems. Since they accelerate fat burning and reduce appetite, they are extremely beneficial to include in your diet if you wish to lose some weight. Chilies are also loaded with Vitamin C, which helps in strengthening your immunity naturally
This oil is almost always found in our kitchens and used as a cooking oil. In fact, mustard oil is a much better alternative to the other oils available in the market today. Not only does it improve digestive and heart health, it is also known to slow down the growth of some cancer cells. An added benefit of mustard oil is that it is antimicrobial in nature – which means that it is a natural preservative, ensuring a long shelf life for your pickles
Bishop’s Weed (Ajwain)
More commonly known as Ajwain, this little element offers numerous advantages. There are certain enzymes present in Bishop’s Weed that allow flow of stomach acids helpful in curing bloating, indigestion and gas. This ingredient is also known to cure coughs and colds – it clears the mucus and widens the bronchial tubes, which helps you breathe better.
It is one of the richest sources of iron and magnesium. This ingredient is highly recommended to those who suffer from anaemia and other iron-related ailments. Fenugreek also offer various other health benefits: it improves stamina, boosts digestive health, and helps in managing diabetes
What do you eat Ambaar Pickle with?
This fruity treat can be enjoyed with almost anything- from traditional recipes to more quirky combinations, there’s not much room for error! Try some of these dishes to pair with your Ambaar ka Achaar to have a wholesome, hearty meal:
This is comfort food for almost every Indian. It is true it can get a little boring, especially when you have to eat it day after day. So, to switch things up and make them a bit more fun, serve ghee rice along with some Ambaar Pickle to elevate the flavour profile of this regular dish
Either homemade or even store-bought, lather on some pickle along with the protein of your choice into your rolls to give it a sweet and tangy twist!
Delicious, seamlessly soft paneer along with the customary rings of cut onions and mint chutney. It seems like nothing could get more delicious than this! However, there is one tiny little element that can further enhance the flavours of this dish: the Ambaar Pickle will a sweet and spicy edge to make this meal a more well-rounded experience
This one is a personal favourite! Once you’ve toasted your bread and melted your choice of cheese (parmesan for us!) put on a layer of this pickle to get a little funky. Not only will this give the sweetness it requires, but will also add a little spice and flavour
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?