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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

The Quintessential Rainbow Vegetable Pickle with Pineapple, Cranberries and Cheese from my Learning Pad!

This blog provides me a platform to make Kitchen Island my Learning Pad and share my ideas. In my continuous zest for learning and experimenting, yesterday I did the much-awaited experiment, which was going on in my mind for the last couple of days in my learning lab, my kitchen! And Guess what all I ended adding to the pickle…?????

I did some out of the box thinking on what else to add zing to traditional mixed vegetable pickles and thought of giving a shot to fruits.

The star ingredients of the pickle are pineapple, cranberries, and Pepper jack cheese besides the seasonal winter vegetables - Caulifower, Rainbow Carrots, Mini Raddish, Turnips, Baby Corn, French Beans, Peas, Garden Chillies, & Ginger Jullien's!

The pickle is the perfect medley of savory and sweet flavors enhanced with a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds and poppy seeds enjoyed with mini poppadums. 

It's the perfect time of the year to take out warm sweaters; hand knitted booties and caps by dear mom and curl up in a cozy blanket and get hooked to Netflix. 

How about indulging in winter specialties of sizzling Makki – methi paranthas with homemade pickle and a cup of hot brewed tea while watching the first flurries of the season gently falling down from the kitchen window. It indeed feels magical! 

Here I'm sharing the pickle which became a delightful appetizer with the incredible fusion of spices!

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 The Quintessential Retro Rainbow Vegetable Pickle!


Star Ingredients - Pineapples, Cranberries & Pepper Jack Cheese! 

Winter Special  - Pineapple, Cranberry & Cheese Pickle relished with Popadums!

Medley of Caulifower, Rainbow Carrots, Mini Raddish & Turnips, Baby Corn, French Beans, Peas, Garden Chillies, Ginger Jullien's, Pineapple, Cranberries, and Cheese!

Retro presentation - Simply Loved it!

Pickles & Popadums are the staple dining table jars that are definitely great accompaniments to any hearty meal.  It's great to try the retro recipes with a mashup of new ingredients and savor the eclectic flavors. 

I used the medley of Caulifower, Rainbow Carrots, Mini Raddish & Turnips, Baby Corn, French Beans, Peas, Garden Chillies, Ginger Jullien's, Pineapple, Cranberries, and Cheese!

The masala can be made with dry roasting and grinding fennel, fenugreek, mustard, cumin, carrom coriander, flax seeds, onion seeds, salt, chili, turmeric, cardamom and cloves, jaggery in the mix of olive oil and mustard oil.
Plus Kasturi methi, dry curry leaves.

Finally, garnish with a sprinkle of toasted poppy seeds and sesame seeds or with coconut flakes to get the feel of snow on the table. 

It's time to dig in & relish!

This time I made it with fresh pineapple slices but thinking of making another batch of this delightful appetizer with grilled pineapples, apples, peaches in another batch. Feel free to add a handful of fresh or dry cranberries, raisins, apricots, amla, coconut, and veggies of your choice.

Do experiment and share your version with me and would love to try your creations!

Have a great week!

Cheers!

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