Saturday, November 24, 2012

Kadarangai Pickle

                                                                 I got some kadarangai from Pattukkottai my sister's MIL bought it from her house.Kadarangai is another type of large sized ripe lemon.Its unique bitter taste makes it special.My mother used to make pickle out of it in the traditional way.I checked out meenakshi ammal's cook book and it is similar to the traditional one.
There are two ways of preparing this pickle.One is the way i have explained below and the other is if you want to prepare instantly then you  roast the whole fruit in a pan with a little bit oil,cool,chop and add chilli powder,salt,turmeric powder,asafoetida and season with gingelly oil and mustard seeds.

You will Need
  • Two Lemon(kadarangai)
  • One tsp Mustard Seeds
  • Four tbs of Gingelly Oil
  • One tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • 12-15 Red Chillies
  • 1/4 tsp of Turmeric Powder
  • 1/8 tsp of Asafoetida
  • 2 tbs of Rock Salt

How to
  • Wash and wipe the fruit dry with a cloth or a kitchen towel.chop them in to small pieces.Remove the seeds while chopping them.
  • Add salt to the chopped lemon and mix it well.leave it for a day with salt.This is to make it soft because this type of lemon has very thick skin.While it is soaking mix it well two or three times with a dry spoon so that salt spreads uniformly.
  • Dry roast red chillies and fenugreek seeds with asafoetida.Cool and powder it.Add turmeric powder to this and spread it on top of the chopped lemon(next day after it is soaked)

  • Heat gingelly oil in a small pan crackle mustard seeds and pour on top of the spread chilli powder.

  • Mix well after it cools down and store in dry glass bottles and always use a dry spoon.

  • Enjoy this pickle with curd rice!

  • Use Rock Salt for all pickles


RENU said...

lemon pickle s my this.superlike.

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virunthu unna vaanga said...

actually am not fan for lemon pickle... but this one is drooling me...

Unknown said...

that is so lip smacking!!! tangy tangy yummy yummy!!!

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nooschi said...

Wow. This looks really cool. I love trying new things so this will be fun!

RENU said...

i have a doubt,can i use normal lemon?i have tried lemon pickle before but it didnt come out well.why it s bitter?plz help.i want to make this puckle.thanks.

jaya's recipes said...

Yes renu you can use normal lemon.lemon has a tendency to become bitter can try just boiling the lemon before making the pickle it will take out the bitterness and the skin will be soft.
When you roast the fenugreek and red chillies it might become bitter too so do it carefully.hope it helps.

Unknown said...

Could you please mention the salt measure which is not there in your recipe.