Thursday, 6 May 2010

Chunky Garlic Sauce


Have you heard of Marmite? It is made from yeast extract, a by-product of beer brewing, and is similar to the Australian Vegemite and Swiss Cenovis . It is usually spread on toasts, bread, crackers and biscuits along with butter or sometimes used in sandwiches. If you have ever come across the ad, it says: “Marmite – you either love it or hate it”. If at all you are wondering why I had to mention the marmite story here, it’s just because, the slogan very well goes with this Garlic sauce as well.

This sauce would be quite a strong one, spicy and tangy and you are supposed to consume in small proportions like pickles. If you are a garlicky person like many including me, this is for you and would be your favourite as well. This is one recipe I can’t live without while having certain meals and is a favourite of my parents and siblings. But there is one person who can’t digest it and that’s my hubby. He tried to have it many times when he saw me enjoying the sauce and kept praising it, but he always ended up asking: “ How could you have it?”. I normally have it along with my ghee rice, just a touch of it like pickle. My dad sometimes drizzles this sauce on his fried fish, chicken fries and sometimes he drizzle over the curries. It is something that should be used in moderate amount, much less than we use pickle (Well, it goes how much of pickle you use along with your dish).

P.S. Let me know if anyone out there just try their hands on this one.

Ingredients:

1 Large Bulb of garlic (12 Large cloves)
2 green chillies, you may reduce to 1 chilli if it’s really hot.
2 ½ Tablespoons (37 ml) of lime juice
¾ tsp salt
3 Tablespoons (45 ml) Olive oil

Preparation:

1. Peel the garlic and crush it in a grinder. You can also grate it using the smaller holes in the box grater.

2. Add the chillies and just pulse in the grinder to crush it. You don’t need a smooth paste. It is normally left chunky.

3. Tip the ground garlic and chillies in a bowl and add the remaining ingredients and mix well. You can store it in jars in the fridge (I am not sure how long this will last, will update it later.)

This can be drizzled on your roasted chicken, roasted lamb, fried fish and chicken as well.

21 comments:

Kairali sisters said...

wow..Shabs..Beautiful bowl of garlic sauce...Great click as well..Must try one...

Love
Kairali sisters

Jhonny walker said...

Shabs..I can eat it just by itself. Chunks of it!! such a fantastic recipe. Will try it tonight :)

PranisKitchen said...

shab
we love garlic..most of the dish i cook i used to add gg.so prepare the gg paste in advance for a week ..
this one sound good dear..drizzle it on chicken and fish yummy yummy
Lovely snap too

divya said...

Hey,this is new to me.Looks so tempting and nice presentation.

Pavithra said...

I love this shabs.. I too make this chutney but no lemon juice. I know this tastes wonderful.. Just check green chilli chuntney which I posted earlier. with southIndian touch.
http://www.dishesfrommykitchen.com/2009/07/toor-dhal-idli-dosa-and-upma.html

As always lovely click.

Lubna said...

nice one!

Priya said...

Woww Shabs, wat a beautiful sauce, never thought of this way..for pears smoothie, u can use chilled milk dear or chilled yogurt, they werent tangy for us, if u think so u can definitely add sugar..hope this helps..

Zia Elle said...

Shabs, I love garlic and this a great idea!!

BeenaShylesh said...

hai dear how r u....nice recipe..its healty also..gud for cholostor patients i think.....

Faiza Ali said...

Never tasted this...but looks mouthwatering dear.

An Open Book said...

i am not much of a garlic person..i don mind using it in cooking, but i dont really like to bite into it...my husband has been begging me 2 get a recipe for garlic pickle..and i have just been ignoring it..he will surely love this one....

Hari Chandana said...

lovely presentation.. nice clicks!!

Mamatkamal said...

I'm very garlicky person and can't cook without garlic. Nice sauce. Thanks for sharing.

Neetz said...

wow...:) this is too good.....

even i too heard abt not getting updates and all..do on thing..try stop following my blog and then again press following my blog..i guess that mite get things right :)... keep posting more :)..

Srimathi said...

Hi shab's, Thank you for visiting my blog.I am glad you figured out what Cream of Wheat is. Its is coarse Rava/Fraina. I have updated this on the recipe.
This is my first time here. The garlic spread looks yum-o, the perfect one for the garlic lover like me.I am following you now and next time I get the sting of garlic I am making this one.

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Iknew about marmite today. I love garlic and I can say it will be yummy on bread and toasts. Thanks for sharing and a beautiful presentation :)

Gulmohar said...

Interesting. Have used garlic for making salad dressings, but not like this..
Reg your comment: No ,we would like to get them more :-) You are one of the persons who writes sincere comments and as I said, keep them coming :-)Wow..awake at 2 am? when do you get up gal ? :D

Rachana Kothari said...

Wow!!! This is such a helpful recipe...loved your click :)

Preeti Kashyap said...

this looks delicious!

Yummy Team said...

Thats a lovely pic, Shabs..I too love garlic, thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

Mallugirl said...

wonderful!!! i make the fried or roasted garlic version to have with bread...but u have it raw!! have to make this now! this would make a good roast for fish bake too.

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