Our co-owner Chitra has been developing, teaching and serving Indian recipes using local ingredients since 2009 at The ABCD's of Cooking. Here she'll share recipes and ideas using Brooklyn Delhi achaars, along with recipes we've received from you!

We'd love to hear from you on how you're using your achaars - post photos on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #achaaronit or email them to so we can share them with everyone else!

Tomato Achaar Recipe Idea #1: Spicy Avocado Toast

Serves 1

1 slice of crusty bread
1/2 ripe avocado
1 teaspoon tomato, roasted garlic or rhubarb ginger achaar
2-3 cherry or Sun Gold tomatoes, halved
chopped parsley or cilantro
sea salt    

Lightly toast bread on each side. Smash avocado with a fork in a bowl and spread on toast. Smear your achaar of choice onto avocado and place tomato halves on top. Garnish with cut herbs and sprinkle with sea salt. Enjoy and repeat often!


Tomato Achaar Recipe Idea #2: Cheddar, Cucumber, Achaar Tartine

This is a recipe we made for the holiday bazaar put on by Brooklyn Exposed and Made in Brooklyn.  It's perfect for serving as an appetizer at a party or for a quick lunch.


sourdough bread load

sharp cheddar, sliced

cucumber, thinly sliced

Brooklyn Delhi tomato achaar


Spread your tomato achaar right on top of a slice of sourdough (can toast it if you like crunch), layer with sliced cheddar cheese & cucumbers. Enjoy!

Tomato Achaar Recipe Idea #3: Tomato Achaar Coconut Curry

This is a Thai-inspired tomato achaar and coconut milk curry recipe. You can add veggies, tofu or chicken to the mix for a quick dinner over rice or noodles.  Get the recipe.

Tomato Achaar Recipe Idea #4: 'Hold the Salsa' Nachos

This is a ridiculously easy recipe idea using our tomato achaar but so delicious had to share it. Instead of topping your nachos with salsa, give it more kick with tomato achaar & throw on some avocado and sour cream for good measure:)

Tomato Achaar Recipe Idea #5: Goat Cheese, Cucumber & Tomato Achaar Crostini

This recipe comes to us from our friends at Little Island Kitchen, perfect for a party! Get the recipe.

Tomato Achaar Recipe Idea #6: Swiss Chard & Tomato Achaar Frittata

Lukas Volger, owner of the veggie burger line, Made by Lukas, host of Feast by Lukas and author of Veggie Burgers Every Which Way and Vegetarian Entrees That Won't Leave You Hungry sent us this delicious breakfast idea.

Tomato Achaar Recipe Idea #7: Roasted Golden Beets, Ricotta Salata, Mint & Extra Virgin Olive Oil

This recipe is the amazing work of chef and musician Oscar Michel out of Oakland. Add a little color and heat to your salad with just a bit of tomato achaar.

Tomato Achaar Recipe Idea #8: Traditional: Basmati Rice, Kidney Bean Curry & Yogurt

Go traditional with your use of our tomato achaar and top off rice and curry with it - you can't go wrong! Love eating rice and curry with a dollop of yogurt, which is a great combo with achaar as well.

Tomato Achaar Recipe Idea #9: Polenta, Beet Ball, Parmesan and Tomato Achaar Bowl

This #SmorgMashUp comes to you straight from our friends at Chickpea and Olive, the popular vegan Brooklyn Flea/Smorgasburg staple. 

Tomato Achaar Recipe Idea #10: Sweet Potato Curry Dumplings w/ Tomato Achaar Dipping Sauce

Chitra served these at her Indo-Chinese pop-up dinner series called Tangra with cookbook author Diana Kuan and they were a huge hit!

Tomato Achaar Recipe Idea #11: Spiced Up Home Fries

This idea comes to us from Brooklyn artist Oasa DuVerney right off of her brunch table.

Tomato Achaar Recipe Idea #12: Curried Sweet Potato Soup

Buddies at Little Island Kitchen do it again with this Indian-inspired winter soup, warms us up just looking at it!

Tomato Achaar Recipe Idea #13: Tomato Achaar Tahini Dressing

To go along with our spicy and sweet yam latkes, we whipped up a tomato achaar and tahini dressing that went perfectly with a greens and tomato salad.

Tomato Achaar Recipe Idea #14: The 'Delhi Turkey' Sandwich

The Williamsburg grocer, Depanneur used our tomato achaar to make a signature sandwich called The Delhi Turkey - turkey, hummus, tomato achaar, cucumber and arugula on a baguette.  Our local grocer, Greene Grape Provisions loved the idea so much they served a similar variation with roasted turkey, which sold out during their lunch rush!


Tomato Achaar Recipe Idea #15: Tomato Achaar Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a traditional Middle Eastern breakfast dish of eggs cooked in a spicy tomato sauce.  With our tomato achaar you can make a quick, flavorful version that has some Indian spice to it. Get the recipe here.


Tomato Achaar Recipe Idea #16: Souped up Ramen

Food writer and blogger friend Howard Walfish of Brooklyn Vegetarian took this photo and shared with us a vegetarian ramen recipe souped up with our tomato achaar. Get his recipe here.

Tomato Achaar Recipe Idea #17: Toasted Garlic Naan with Tomato Achaar and Raita

Cookbook author and recipe blogger Cara Eisenpress of Big Girls Small Kitchen took this photo and came up with this creative naan pizza using Stonefire naans and our achaar. Get the recipe here.

Tomato Achaar Recipe Idea #18: Spicy Tarte à la Tomate

We put a spicy twist on our friend Brigitte's recipe for classic Tarte a la Tomate. Get the recipe at The ABCD's of Cooking.

Tomato Achaar Recipe Idea #19: Spicy Mac & Cheese

So this is more of an idea than a recipe but wanted to share it because it tastes so good!

Mac & Cheese with a teaspoon of tomato achaar. The spicy and sour of the tomato achaar is the perfect foil to rich and creamy mac & cheese.


Roasted Garlic Achaar Recipe Idea #1: Roasted Garlic Cold Sesame Noodles

Sub in our roasted garlic achaar for raw garlic next time you make the dressing for your cold sesame noodles. Trust us! We made these with ramps too using our friend Diana's recipe for the noodles here.


Roasted Garlic Achaar Recipe Idea #2: Stir-Fry Beets & Garlic

Toss a few tablespoons of roasted garlic achaar next time you sauté some veggies. Beets work well!


Roasted Garlic Achaar Recipe Idea #3: Omelette Stuffed with Kale, Ramps & Roasted Garlic Achaar, Topped w/ Microgreens

This beauty comes right from the kitchen of cookbook author Diana Kuan.

Roasted Garlic Achaar Recipe Idea #4: Spanish Tortilla with Baby Greens & Roasted Garlic Achaar

Yum, thanks to @_gaia on Instagram for sharing this delicious brunch dish.


Roasted Garlic Achaar Recipe Idea #5: Ricotta Pasta w/ Sauteed Roasted Garlic Achaar Dandelion Greens & Beets

Mix up some fresh ricotta with cooked penne & top with sautéed veggies, flavored with our roasted garlic achaar.

Roasted Garlic Achaar Recipe Idea #6: Roasted Garlic Achaar Tofu Scramble

Head on over to our friends at The Colorful Kitchen to get this vegan brunch recipe featuring our roasted garlic achaar.

Roasted Garlic Achaar Recipe Idea #7: Delhi-deviled Eggs

Our friends at 61 Local in the Cobble Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn are making these beautiful deviled eggs using our roasted garlic achaar. Make 'em at home or order the Delhi-deviled Eggs right off the menu at 61 Local.

Roasted Garlic Achaar Recipe Idea #8: Veggie Burger Tacos

Our good friend and veggie burger extraordinaire, Lukas Volger of Made by Lukas came up with this recipe for veggie burger tacos with our roasted garlic achaar. Get his recipe here.

Rhubarb Ginger Achaar Recipe Idea #1: Spicy Yogurt Dip

I grew up eating the flavors of my rhubarb ginger achaar mixed into yogurt - sometimes also with yogurt and rice. Of course that way is an old stand-by, but if you're looking to make a quick yogurt dip, just add 1 teaspoon of rhubarb ginger achaar to 1/3 cup of yogurt and voila! Goes great with tortilla chips, crunchy veggies or warm pita.

Rhubarb Ginger Achaar Recipe Idea #2: Summer Veggie Sandwich with Spicy Rhubarb Mayo

This sandwich has a spicy mayo made with our rhubarb ginger achaar (2 tsp mayo, 1 tsp rhubarb ginger achaar) along with thinly sliced cucumber and cooked beets and sharp cheddar cheese. So good!


Rhubarb Ginger Achaar Recipe Idea #3: Veggie Dan Dan Noodles

This recipes comes to us from our pal Diana Kuan at Appetite for China. Diana makes a killer veggie dan dan noodles recipe with garlic scales, kale, mushrooms and topped off with some of our rhubarb ginger achaar.  Get her veggie dan dan noodles recipe here

Rhubarb Ginger Achaar Recipe Idea #4: The Brooklyn Delhi

Greene Grape Provisions in Fort Greene is currently serving up this delicious roasted chicken sandwich with our rhubarb ginger achaar along with mixed greens, tomatoes and mayo.  We hear it's a hit:)

Rhubarb Ginger Achaar Recipe Idea #5: Spicy Egg Baguette

Depanneur in Williamsburg served up this special with our rhubarb ginger achaar: medium boiled egg, tomatoes, mayo, avocado and butter head lettuce on a toasted baguette.

Rhubarb Ginger Achaar Recipe Idea #6: Spicy Cucumber Yogurt Dip

Our favorite way to eat our rhubarb ginger achaar, mixed with cooling cucumber and yogurt. Perfect for a quick appetizer at your next party!