Substitute for Indian Relish?
Once a month, we drive to Massachusetts for a Trader Joes run. I just got back and I'm crushed - they've discontinued their Indian Relish. This is a major ingredient in four or five of my family's favorite recipes.
Does anyone know of a non-storebrand equivilent or substitute?
Miss this terribly at TJ's, although it disappeared more recently from Portland OR area than these posts reflect. I still have a bit to taste for comparison and whipped up the below yesterday. After a night in the fridge, it is pretty darn close:
16 oz no-salt diced tomatoes, 2 T dried onion, 2 T white vinegar, 2 T brown sugar, 1 t garlic powder, 1 t curry powder, 1/2 t salt, 1/2 t cayenne, 1/2 t dried ginger, 1/2 t dry mustard, 1/4 turmeric, 3 T raisins. Microwave on high for 5 min or until desired consistency and stir in 1 T canola oil. Chill before serving.
Definitely low tech, but I wanted to proportion to the tomatoes (standard can size) and can certainly be enhanced with fresh onion/garlic or dried chilis. Didnt miss the tamarind or nigella (onion seeds).
I love this mixed with yogurt or sour cream to dip TJ's samosas!
was it like a picallilli or chow chow?
try an indian shop and look for patak's chile relish or mixed relish. it may not have tomato or tamarind, but you can look at the label and compare with the recipe below.)
here is a recipe: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080211214208AAcKuhE (this recipe does not have tamarind, either...
from the recipe, looks like tj's might be similar to a green tomato relish, but with the addition of tomato and/or tamarind.....
look here at descriptions of some indian pickles to see what is closest to what you want: http://www.indianfoodscompany.com/Sub...