Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Kasundi | Indian Mustard Sauce





Mustard seeds / Sarso (in Hindi) / Sorisa (in Odia) are a rich source of essential oils, minerals and vitamins. In general, three main varieties of mustard are grown worldwide for use which are black, brown and yellow (white) in color. White / yellow mustard seeds are milder than other two varieties. Particularly in Bengali cuisine, there is a much popular condiment named as Kasundi which has the main ingredients as black mustard seeds and yellow mustard seeds. Although kasundi is widely available condiment in the supermarkets these days, but this Indian mustard sauce can be easily made at home without much efforts. 







Well, this month for the 'Recipe Swap Challenge', I have paired up with Poonam from 'Annapurna'. Her blog is filled with loads of delicious recipes, particularly a variety of Maharashtrian dishes. While browsing through her blog, I have come across the recipe of Kasundi. As I love that condiment and often I make at my place, but my blog has not that recipe post yet. So I picked that one and made a little change since I love the coriander flavor in my kasundi, so added coriander powder.




The bengali condiment, Kasundi can be prepared using mango which is the authentic one as Aam Kasundi. Also some adds tomatoes to make tomato kasundi. These varieties I will upload in some separate posts soon. This version is so simple and quick as well. No need of any fermentation is required here. The vinegar and lemon play the role of sour factor here. 





Within few minutes the condiment can be prepared without using any cooking method, means its a no-cook recipe. Also i have not used any garlic here (without onion-garlic version), still if you want then the garlic cloves (1-2 no.) can be added while grinding the mustard seeds. This goes very well with particularly deep fried snacks as a dip, also can be used as spread in sandwiches, pizzas, burgers and even as salad dressings. So lets go in details.

Recipe Card for 'Kasundi | Indian Mustard Sauce' :
Black mustard, Yellow mustard, Mustard sauce, No-onion-no-garlic version
Condiment, relish, Mustard
Bengali
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Kasundi / Indian Mustard Sauce

a beautifully pungent, sharp and colorful condiment using black and yellow mustard seeds.
prep time: 10 minscook time: total time: 10 mins

ingredients:

  • Black mustard seed 1/2 cup
  • Yellow mustard seed 1/2 cup
  • Coriander powder 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 tbsp
  • Ginger (finely chopped) 1/2 tbsp
  • Green chili 2-3 no.
  • Lemon 2 no.
  • Sugar 1-2 tbsp
  • Vinegar 4-5 tbsp
  • Salt as needed
  • Water as needed

instructions

  1. First wash and drain both varieties of mustard.
  2. In a blender jar take both mustard, roughly chopped green chilies, chopped ginger, coriander powder, turmeric powder, sugar and salt.
  3. Blend to make a coarse powder first with 2-3 pulses.
  4. Then add 4-5 tbsp of water and again blend to make a paste of smooth texture.
  5. Next add freshly squeezed lemon juice, vinegar and blend.
  6. Transfer the sauce into a well sterilized glass jar and keep in refrigerator.
  7. Serve along with snacks or even as a spread for sandwich / rolls !

NOTES:

By refrigerating, this kasundi / mustard sauce Indian style can be stored up to 1 month, but always keep in mind to use a neat and clean spoon to take out the sauce for serving.
Garlic is not used here as this time I have preferred to make a no-onion-no-garlic version of sauce. If you want, then the garlic cloves can be added while blending the mustard seeds which gives a lovely flavor to the sauce as well.
If yellow mustard is not available, then just double the amount of black mustard seeds. The color of the sauce will be a slight darker then.




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10 comments:

  1. The kasundi has come out perfect.. I had also seen it on a TV show by Chef Ranveer Brar... haven't given it a try though.

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  2. Wow how creamy the mustard sauce has turned out. I will have to try out this recipe.

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  3. Wow this looks like an awesome sauce. Never tried it. Beautiful clicks

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  4. That looks so good. I am yet to use yellow mustard seeds in my cooking. I love the texture of the sauce and my husband loves mustard sauce. I will give this a try!

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  5. Wow!! This looks so creamy and i love the mustard flavour. Will make this soon

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  6. We love the pungent flavors of this mustard sauce. This kasundi has turned out so creamy !

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  7. I love the pungent flavour of mustard sauce.. but never tried it at home as I am the only one who likes it.. your sauce looks so creamy and the color is just beautiful!!

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  8. Wow I love this creamy mustard sauce loaded with rich flavours. Nice recipe, I like the idea of making it at home instead of using the ready made from the shop.

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  9. Whenever I visit Kolkata, always bring a bottle of kasundi. Loved your clicks. Earlier people says there are lots of restrictions while making kasundi. And no garlic used in it. You made it so perfectly.

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  10. Never cooked with yellow mustards..This sauce looks fabulous and am sure it will enhance any simple dishes

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