Apr 22, 2013

Nimbu ka Achar/Lime Pickle

Thanx to my friend n neighbour Durga for teaching n introducing me to a different kind of pickle.Lime Pickle Kannur style...thnx once again dear :)

Lime - 10
Green chillies - 4
Onion - 1 (medium size,chopped)
Ginger - 1.5tbsp(thinly sliced)
Garlic - 2.5tbsp(thinly sliced)
Red chilli powder - 3 tsp(or adjust to your spice level)
Tumeric - 1 tsp
Fenugreek Powder - 1 to 1.5tsp
Hing - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Dry red chillies - 4
Oil - 1/4 cup + 5 tbsp
Vinegar - 1/2cup

Method :-

Cut limes and soak in salt water for a week.
Heat oil(1/4cup) in a pan,crackle mustard seeds,dry red chillies.
Later add green chillies,onion,ginger n garlic - saute well(say 3-4 min).
Then add tumeric,red chilli powder and limes.(drain n discard the salt water before adding lime to the pan)
Cook for 10 min,then add fenugreek powder n hing .
Check salt..if needed add more.
Atlast add cooking oil(5tbsp) and vinegar.Mix well..once the mixture starts bubbling..remove from stove..let it cool .
Store in air-tight jar.


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