Monday, April 26, 2010

Lemon and Chili

  I learned to make this pickle from my sister-in-law.  She is quite wary when it comes to Indian cooking but  excellent with her casseroles, cakes and cookies.  She is going to be aghast when she reads this post today, someone posting a recipe of hers is going to ball her over.  This one is for you Sy.  Thank you. I loved the pickle and V has been asking for more.

  My husband so loves this pickle he has started this new thing.  Collecting lime rind after making lemonade to pickle them. Now how this pans out is yet to be seen.  Will tell you all about it once my husband figures out a way to replicate the taste of this pickle with the lemon rind..  As for now please enjoy the real deal all the way from Texas.  Enjoy y'all!

Ingredients:
Lemon - 5
Chili - 10 nos
Garlic - 5 - 6 pods
Mustard - 1/4 tspn
Vinegar - 1/4 cup
Asafoetida - a pinch
Methi Powder - a pinch (optional)

Method:
1. Place the lemons in enough water and bring to a boil
2. Make sure they don't break but has changed color slightly like its blanched
3. Cool and cut them into 8 pieces
4. Heat sesame oil in a pan and splutter mustard.
5. Add garlic, curry leaves and saute
6. Switching the heat off season this further with a pinch of asafoetida and methi powder
7. When the tempering is cool add cut lemons and vinegar, mix well.  Make sure you have salted the pickle well
8. Over time the lime will absorb the salt so its imperative the pickle is a tad over salty when you bottle
9. Keep the pickle in an air tight glass bottle for at least 10-15 days for it to set and ingredients to blend well well
10. You can check for salt after 5 days of bottling to make sure it is enough

An easy preparation to help perk up an otherwise boring rice and curd meal

Contributor: Sunitha

55 comments:

  1. My Husband's Fav pickle. Awesome Sunitha. Love the 2 photo.

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  2. i literally drooled..really...
    and i love the yellows..i think its the new black :)

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  3. Wow..love it CC...Excellent..Great clicks as ALWAYS..Love the colore white n yellow...

    Love
    KS

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  4. One of the simplest pickle recipe I have seen! Perfect!

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  5. DROOL DROOL DROOL, jus the thought of having this pickle with rice and curd is making me more drool;

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  6. Sunitha,

    naranga achar adipoli, amma makes some time.

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  7. Awesome... Mouth watering ics.. Love it with some curd rice.. yummy!

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  8. garlic flavoured easy pickle.. thanks for sharing!

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  9. Thats it ... I know what am going to try next hee hee..Simply superb

    Love those beautiful pictures

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  10. Nice recipe with simple ingredients.

    Shared some awards with you do collect it from by blog.

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  11. Lemon pickle with garlic! Sounds super.., something from Texas should definitely rock :), so does this pickle! Would be yummy with a plain curd rice ~ most of my lunch days would be that! I am going to try ur sil recipe! Loved the click as always Sunita!

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  12. Mouthwatering pickle and lovely pictures..

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  13. lime pickles are common in our household but never made this way. sounds interesting and looks lovely. gonna try soon.

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  14. Pictures are damn good and the lemon chilli pickle really makes me drool. Thats really good to have curd rice ..its heaven.

    Pavithra
    www.dishesfrommykitchen.com

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  15. yummy pickle to have with curd rice.

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  16. Mouthwatering and prefect pickles, love it..

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  17. Thanks for sharing this mouth watering pickle....the recipe sounds very easy...Two qstns-1.do I have to keep the pickle in sunlight to marinate or in room temperature its ok??? 2.in which container I have to store-glass, airtight or any kind of container will go well...hope u won't mind asking this...I am a novice in the field of pickle making....

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  18. delicious pickle..very easy to prepare.
    best combination with kanji(rice soup).if u have pappadam it should be superb..

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  19. Perfect for variety rice. Excellent presentation

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  20. New to me but it looks simple and delicious. Thanks for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

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  21. Delicious pickle. Bet it's awesome with curd rice...

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  22. Hello dear, your blog is very nice, I come back here again. Ciao. Deborah

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  23. simple yet so mouth-wateringly delicious!

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  24. Just love it. Nice pics as always.

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  25. The thought of pickle makes my mouth water and the look of it here, it's surely leaving me drool-over. The pickle looks so simple and easy. Must try and make them. Nice clicks as usual.

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  26. Easy to make, simple ingredients. Sure to whet one's appetite when eating rice!

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  27. the best when you are sick.. with Congee

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  28. These pickles sound very interesting...very cute presentation...I do have some lemons lying in my fridge now, I'll try this tomorrow :)

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  29. So here comes the lemon pickle. My sister loves lemon pickles.

    ithu kollam

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  30. homemade pickles are always my fav

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  31. Lovley tangy and tasty picles. Would love to have them with curd rice:):)More than perfect click.

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  32. The thought of it makes my mouth water. Lovely pictures!

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  33. Oh yummy pickle and love to have with thepla :))

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  34. Hi,
    First here,i am very much impressed and love your blog..Really beautiful blog u have :)
    www.hyderabadicuisinerecipes-angel.blogspot.com

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  35. tangy and yummy pickle, love the pics sunita

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  36. Simple & easy recipe.hmm mouthwatering...

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  37. lovely pickle...simple yet so delish!

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  38. WOW....THIS one is good.....sunitha...is it lime or lemon that you used?...I wish to make this one....But iam very bad in adding salt when it comes to pickles...any approximate measurements?...BTW tried that maries bicuit pudding....and my son loved it.....will post it in my blog once i make it again:)thx for the recipe...

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  39. We have something similar like this, but without boiling the lemons . beautiful photoes maybe you guys should have post on food styling

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  40. Homemade pickle always tastes good and perfect side for curd rice dear,,,ur's looks soo simple n quick one..

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  41. I love this pickle...very tempting...Great clicks!!!

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  42. this is something new to me, look very nice pickle!

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  43. this is something new to me, look very nice pickle!

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  44. Gulmohar, I love this! I suppose this is similar to Moroccan pickled lemons maybe??? I love those, so I'm thinking I would love this. Are you going to post a dish with them in it-I would love to see how they are used traditionally. Then, i might really muster the effort to make them out of understanding how they're used and such...

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  45. Awesome Refreshing Clicks Sunitha...Love this pickle.. Quick and easy to prepare and tastes just great. I'm sure ur SIL will be so happy...Let us know what happens with ur hubby's lime rind collection...

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  46. nice pickle combo...my mouth is full of water rightnow.

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  47. Thank you everyone for stopping by and leaving your notes. I am going to try an field some of the questions posed.

    Kamalika:
    1. I would suggest your bottle the pickle in a glass or ceramic container which can be closed air tight
    2. I know I used the word marinate loosely early which I have changed in the recipe now. What I was trying to say is once the pickle is made and we bottle it does not taste good on the same day or a couple of weeks. I was suggesting that the pickle be kept closed for at least 15 days for all the ingredients to incorporate and it's the blend taste that makes the pickle tasty.

    Thanks for asking cos I know I had it jumbled up. Appreciate your pointing it out :)

    Shabs:
    1. Salt.........hm...it's kind of difficult to approximate here but I am glad you pointed it out :) I will earnestly make an effort to get a spoon measurement and update you. Sorry that I am unable to give it right off, I play it by ear and I know that is not good enough for a recipe.

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  48. Simple and slurpy pickle for curd rice.

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  49. Whats should I say, one of my all time fav. But i never dare to try pickle at home, I am sure I will try now, it's so simple !!!

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