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One Good Find: Brooklyn Delhi’s Tomato Achaar

A tomato relish with an exotic accent

By Zainab Shah

Published on February 26, 2014

Brooklyn Delhi's Tomato Achaar blew my expectations away; hand-made in small batches by Chitra Agrawal in her Brooklyn kitchen using just garlic, tomatoes, chili powder, and tamarind, this artisanal version of the classic South Asian condiment has the most balanced, addictive flavor of any I've tasted. Richly textured, sweet, salty, and tart, just a smidgen of this spicy tomato achaar, which literally translates to tomato pickle, is enough to transform any dish—I put it on everything from scrambled eggs to mac and cheese and even plain boiled rice. My first purchase didn't last me more than 24 hours—probably because I started eating it straight from the jar.

Tomato Achaar, $8.75 for a 6-ounce jar at

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