Thursday, November 27, 2014

Bilimbi Pickle















Ingredients:

  1. Bilimbi/Irumbanpuli  - 2 cups  cut into circles
  2. Chilly powder - 2 tbsp
  3. turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  4. Salt - to taste
  5. Garlic - 1 pod 
  6. Ginger - 1 tsp chopped
  7. Green chillies - 2 cut into rings
  8. Asafotieda/ Hing powder - 1 tsp
  9. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  10. Methi seeds - 1/2 tsp
  11. Curry leaves - 2 springs
  12. Sugar - 1 tsp (optional)
  13. Oil - 2 tbsp

Method:
marinate the cut bilimbi in salt and keep aside for 30 minutes up to a day.
Heat oil in a pan and splutter the mustard and methi seeds.
Add curry leaves,garlic,chillies,ginger and stirfry for 2 minutes
lower the add the chilly ,turmeric and hing and fry until the raw smell is gone
Add the marinated bilimbi with the juices that comes out during marination and mix well.
Bring to a simmer , add sugar and adjust salt as required .
turn the flame off, allow to cool and store in dry bottles.
This pickle can be kept outside only for 3-4 days .
It stays good in the refrigerator for 4-5 weeks.

 

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