Mustard is one of the oldest and widely used condiments around the world. Not only is it useful in its most natural form but also wholesome when mixed and ground to make a sauce. It comes in various colors and Mustard lovers can choose mustard in between yellow mustard, honey mustard, spicy brown mustard, Dijon mustard and whole grain mustard.
Leaving all other mustard sauces aside, today we will talk about grainy mustard sauce. It’s made with black mustard seeds and wine and grounded slightly to make a grainy nutty texture. Prior to the trend of mustard powders, all mustards were grainy mustards, coarsely ground. For most people, grainy mustard is more of texture and less of flavor but only those who know mustard well would notice the difference in taste; which is sweeter and milder than other mustards.
Although you would find many grainy mustard brands in the market, nothing beats the freshness, aroma and flavor of one made at home. Making a mustard dip at home is also very easy. Usually, in a grainy mustard sauce, there are two kinds of mustard seeds used; yellow and brown. With the mildness of yellow mustard seeds and pungency of brown mustard seeds, the flavor turns out to be a blend of both, enriching and neutral.
Have a look at some of the simple, quick recipes that will make for a great Grainy mustard dipping sauce.
1. Mixin all Grainy mustard dipping sauce
- 1/2 cup whole-grain mustard
- 1/2 cup spicy brown mustard 1/4 cup maple syrup (the real stuff)
- 1/4 cup hot sauce
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
Mix and fold all the above ingredients in a bowl and store in a container or jar.
2. The sweet and salty grainy mustard sauce
- 3/4 cup cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1/3 cup yellow mustard seeds
- 1/3 cup brown mustard seeds
- 1 to 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
- 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
In a bowl, add water, vinegar, yellow and brown mustard seeds and let it rest for 8-24 hours or until the seeds have softened. Now take a half cup out of this mixture and keep it aside. Put the remaining soaked mixture, salt and brown sugar in a blender and blend into a thick mixture. Add this blended mixture into the reserved soaked seed mixture and fold well. Pour this in jars and let it settle for 1 or 2 days so that the spices are merged nicely into the whole mixture. With this grainy mustard sauce, the more it settles, the better it will taste.
3. The low-fat grainy mustard dipping sauce
- ¼ cup low-fat mayonnaise
- ¼ cup low-fat plain yoghurt
- 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
- Freshly ground pepper to taste
Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl until all are combined. Store in a jar, cover the lid and refrigerate for 2 days before serving or using
4. Grainy Mustard Sauce with Wine
- 1/4 cup brown mustard seeds
- 1/4 cup yellow mustard seeds
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon light brown sugar (if you want to make it sweeter)
In a bowl, add mustard seeds, vinegar and wine together, cover the lid and let it soak for two days on room temperature. After two days when you see the seeds soften, blend them in a blender alongside adding sugar and salt. Blend enough to form a granular paste. Store this mixture in an airtight jar in the refrigerator and serve after settling it for two days.
These are just a few recipes that will give you healthy grainy mustard sauce at home in no time, no hassle and very few ingredients. Including mustard in your diet daily has its own set of benefits. For those aiming to lose weight, mustard has B-complex vitamins that boost your metabolism and help in reducing weight faster. Additionally, mustard also helps fight cancer, lowers cholesterol and controls symptoms of asthma. It’s time to make mustard a must in your food.