Preserves / Conserves / Chutneys Archive

  • Ethylene is a small hydrocarbon gas that many fruits and vegetables releases when they begin the process of ripening. Mature fruits are sweeter, softer and palatable. This is a natural process without any human intervention, and hence it is safe. But this healthy natural equation changes once we started to pluck the unripe fruits (to extract more monetary benefits out of it)  and then sprayed it with ethylene to accelerate the ripening process. This artificial ripening process ensure the cosmetic quality […]

    Sweet and hot ripe mango chutney and issues of food safety in India

    Ethylene is a small hydrocarbon gas that many fruits and vegetables releases when they begin the process of ripening. Mature fruits are sweeter, softer and palatable. This is a natural process without any human intervention, and hence it is safe. But this healthy natural equation changes once we started to pluck the unripe fruits (to extract more monetary benefits out of it)  and then sprayed it with ethylene to accelerate the ripening process. This artificial ripening process ensure the cosmetic quality […]

  • This post has been re-edited, re-photogarphed and re-published. The earth blooms into various shades of colors and hues on the onset of spring and the yellowish white blossoms of mangoes adorning the lusty boughs soon matured into tender green mangoes. These green mangoes has a very sharp piquant taste, and when you bite softly into the tender flesh and lick it with just black salt and red chilies it tickles your senses and you crave for more. The green mango […]

    green mango chutney /bengali style kancha aamer chutney

    This post has been re-edited, re-photogarphed and re-published. The earth blooms into various shades of colors and hues on the onset of spring and the yellowish white blossoms of mangoes adorning the lusty boughs soon matured into tender green mangoes. These green mangoes has a very sharp piquant taste, and when you bite softly into the tender flesh and lick it with just black salt and red chilies it tickles your senses and you crave for more. The green mango […]