Brooklyn Delhi’s Roasted Garlic Achaar brings a classic Indian condiment to American tastes. A combination of briney pickled garlic, hot peppers and exotic spices make this a great condiment for any dish.
Most Indian households have a their own treasured family achaar recipe. Now, we do too.
Brooklyn Delhi achaars honor the flavors and textures on Indian cuisine, while tailoring them just enough to complement American food.
Perfect way to add a little excitement to any meal.
Chef Agrawal, founder of Brooklyn Delhi has the perfect background to bring us authentic Indian flavors adapted for use on familiar American fare. She does honor to India while creating complements for American fare.
No small feat.
- Details & Stories
|Package Size||9 oz.|
|Storage Hints||Refrigerate after opening|
|Other Information||Achaar is Indian alternative to Siracha.|
Stories to Savor
As long time friends of Storied Foods know, we are fascinated by creative types. This is a story about the difference between creating great new taste combinations and just unusual stuff to eat.
Cultures bump up against each other all the time and influence each other. What separates the great tastes and just stuff? Take “Fusion” cooking. Not a great term for a cuisine. It sounds like a recipe created by a computer or the product of a particle accelerator. Most often, it means that someone mindlessly mashed together two cuisines and got a very meh result - sometimes much worse than that. Think pineapple on a pizza.
Our theory is that good results happen naturally, almost always from the efforts of an single person. That is a pretty good definition of an artistic process. No taste panels or market studies required. That explains why big companies do not create much. It is not what they do.
Chef Chitra Agrawal, founder of Brooklyn Delhi, is one of those creative types. Talking to her, it is clear that she does not think her creations are examples of anything except what she likes. Tastes she grew up with, combined differently. She was born and raised in New Jersey, the child of immigrants from India. Her mother hails from Bangor in the South of India where the cuisine is vegetarian and hot. Her dad from Delhi in the North where the food is closer to what we Americans normally see in Indian restaurants. Both loved to cook.
Slowly, over time, some elements of the cuisines of Northern and Southern India and America seemed to naturally go well together. The process was the opposite of “forcing together” and the emotional understanding of all three forms of cooking are the foundation worthy of a true artist.
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