Versatile Apple

Fall is all about falling leaves, crisp weather and fruits like pears, persimmons and apples. While I can practically live on fruits, apples is something I used to avoid as much as I could. I stopped buying apples after seeing GIANT supermarket fruits. I eventually found out about the farmers market and started buying various varieties of apples along with other luscious fruits. But still apple is something that I used to ignore as much as I can. Then I found out about green apple raita that my friend Priya makes and and methapple that TC makes and apple crisp that ET makes. I make panhe by steaming fresh apples and making my own apple sauce for instant version. I also tried making this apple pie filling that my classmate from pottery class taught me but that is tad sweet for my palette.

Now coming back to the recipes, I am going to share a quick fix pickle and koshimbeer from varieties of apple.

Fuji Apple Pickle -

Apple Pickle


1 Apple
1 lime
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric
pinch of asafoetida
2 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp jaggery or brown sugar
salt per taste

Preparation -
Heat oil in a small kadhai, add mustard seeds and methi seeds. Mustard seeds will start spluttering in a minute or so. Turn off the heat and add turmeric and asafoetida. Let this tempering cool down to room temperature.
Meanwhile. core and chop the apple to small pieces. Immediately squeez lime juice to prevent the pieces from turning brown. Now add chili powder, salt and jaggery/brown sugar and mix it well.
Add cooled down tempering and mix it well. Adjust seasoning if needed and enjoy with simple daal rice or any elaborate meal.
This stays good for about 4-5 days in fridge.

Granny Smith Apple Koshimbir -
(Marathi Version of Koshimbeer)

Granny Smith Apple Salad

1 Granny Smith Apple
1 tbsp Peanut powder
1 tbsp chopped cilantro
1 tbsp lime juice/orange juice
salt and sugar per taste

Preparation -
Core apple and grate it. Squeeze lime juice or orange juice immediately to prevent from turning it brown. Now add peanut powder, salt, sugar and chopped cilantro. Mix it well. Serve immediately.


Tips -
  • Pickle or koshimbeer tastes great with any kind of apple. I just named what I tend to use more.
  • You can quarter cored apple and immerse in bowl of water and add tbsp of lime juice.
  • In koshimbeer, add orange juice instead of lime juice to make it more tastier.

Comments

  1. I make your green apple salad often. It is a favorite at our place. Must try the pickle now!

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  2. Yum, both sound delicious and simple - will try with some this weekend for sure!

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  3. I make a ekdum same-to-same apple pickle, which I adapted from my mom's guava pickle. Now got to try your koshimbir.

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  4. very nice!! I do not like to eat fruits much but koshimbir is a good option .Thanks

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  5. Mints, what a great idea to make a pickle with apples-- I love it! Gotta try this soon. Can I use any variety or does it have to be Fuji?

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  6. The pickle seems similar to what my Aai makes using carrots.
    Just have to try the apple pickle and of course the koshimbir.

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  7. Wow GR8 idea..... loncha ani koshimbir donhi karun baghnar....

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  8. Hey that is cool...you know my colleague once suggested dipping apple pieces in pickle and eating it..finally we enjoyed..so I know how tasty this must be..:)

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  9. Priya, desiknitter, Anupama, khaugiri, Srivalli - thanks.

    ET and TC - yeah I adopted it from mom's instant pickles.

    Vaishali, any kind of apples taste good in both the recipes.

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  10. WOw apple pickle sounds unique and yumm:) Love pickle form of veggies and fruits, sure am going to love this...cant wait to try this soon.

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  11. hey I am first time here..you've got a great space here..nice recipes..

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  12. Apple pickle kaal karun baghitle.. Total hit zaalai. Best recipe aahe.

    ~Mrinal

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  14. Thanks Malar, Mrinal and Harekrishnaji.

    SE, welcome here.

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