We had gone Apple picking this weekend and came home with a lot of apples.Even after distributing amongst friends we are still left with a lot of apples. Some of them will now go into pickles , cakes and pies.
Here is a recipe for Apple pickle .It tastes very similar to kaduku manga achar.Use sour unripe apples for the pickle - I used Granny smith Apples. If they are not sour enough you can add a bit of vinegar. This pickle has a short shelf life and can be stored outside only for 4 or 5 days , after that the fermentation process starts and it turns sour.It is best eaten fresh while the apple still retains a crunch.
- Green apples - 3 chopped with skin into small pieces
- Green chillies - 5 chopped into rings
- Ginger - 1/2 tsp chopped
- Garlic - 8 cloves
- Salt - to taste.
- Curry leaves - 1 spring
- Kashmiri chilly powder - 2 tsp
- turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
- Asafotida - 2 pinches
- Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
- Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 th tsp
- Oil - 3 tbsp
Chop the apples and add salt to it and keep aside .If you add salt the apples don't discolour.
Heat oil in a pan ad splutter the mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds.
Add in the green chillies,garlic,ginger and curry leaves and stir fry for a minute.
Reduce flame to low and Add in the chilly powder,turmeric powder and asafotida.
Stir fry until raw smell is gone , take care not to burn it .
Turn the flame off and add the apples marinated in salt and mix well.