Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Lemon pickle

Pickle is served with usually dal curry to make it more appetizing and appealing to eat.
I make this recipe from really long time .this salty, spicy and oily pickle goes well with any thing. And when ever I make I try to share this pickle with my friends.
And believe me everyone ask for more, its  good to give this pickle as a gift too.
So next time life gives you lemons think that you can not only make lemonade but lemon pickle too.
Lemon pickle

12 whole lemon
1-cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp  salt
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp crushed red chili flakes
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp black pepper
10 curry leaves
1 tbsp roasted cumin seeds
1 tsp crushed coriander
1 tsp aniseeds
7 whole black pepper corns
2tbsp vinegar


Wash the whole lemon and add to a large pot along with water and boil them, until the lemon skin become soft but the color remain the same, remove from heat and cool them completely.

Cut the in to small cubes, add to bowl add salt, vinegar and all the spices and keep aside now

 heat the oil, in a pan and carefully add curry leaves and the lemon mixture then cook it for 7 minutes or until the lemon almost dries out stir frequently.

 Now remove it from the pan add to clean jars and pour hot oil on the top and seal the top, completely serve this pickle with dal   or any simple curry.

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