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Pickles that Tickle and Preserves to Reserve !

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  1. Chitvish

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    Instant Vegetable Pickles - absolutely Crunchy !

    1- Stays for a week

    Chop into small pieces:

    Carrot - 1

    Bittergourd - 1

    Cauliflower - 1 small piece

    Lemon - 1

    Add to it:

    4 lemons - juice

    Salt - 2 ½ tsp

    Chilli powder - 1 ½ tsp

    Hing - ½ tsp

    Temper with:

    Gingelly oil - 4 tsp

    Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

    Mix well.

    2 – Stays for a month

    Chop fine:

    Potatoes - 2

    Cauliflower - 1 piece

    Carrot - 2 medium

    Ginger - 2 “

    Add to the above:

    Lemons - 8 – take juice

    Salt - 3 tsp

    Chilli powder - 3 tsp

    Raw gingelly oil - 8 tsp

    If you like the taste, add some vinegar.

    A more elaborate recipe will be posted separately.

    These two pickles go well with parathas, besides with rice.


     
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    South Indian Vegetable Pickle - Canning centre recipe.

    Vegetables like Chenai ( elephant yam), Karamani (payathangai), Clusterbeans, potato, Carrot, Peas, Beans, Bittergourd, Raw banana, Brinjal, Drumstick, Ginger, Green chillies can be used.

    Cut them ¼” thick & 1” long.

    Washed & Cut vegetables - 1.5 kgs

    Red chilli powder - 100 gms

    Table salt - 100 gms

    Haldi - 1 tbsp

    Lemons - 12-15

    Mustard seeds - 50 gms – splutter on a dr kadai & powder

    Gingelly oil - 750 ml

    Roast dry & powder:

    Methi seeds - 2 tsp

    Hing powder - 2 tsp

    Put all vegetables in a big muslin cloth & tie.

    Boil plenty of water in a big vessel, immerse this bundle when water boils vigorously, switch off the flame & cover the vessel.

    After 3 mts, remove the bundle, drain & spread the vegetables on a big plate to cool.

    Add salt, haldi & mix well.

    Heat oil in a big kadai, add cooled vegetables & fry lightly for 5 mins.

    Remove from flame& add all powders.

    Cool & add lime juice.

    Oil should float on top.

     
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    Orange Peel & ginger peel thokku

    Finely chopped orange peel - 1 cup

    Finely chopped ginger - ¾ cup

    Finely chopped green chillies - ½ cup

    Jaggery - ½ cup

    Tamarind paste - 4 tbsp

    Hing - 1 tsp

    Salt, haldi

    Rice flour - 2 tsp

    To temper:

    Oil - 100 gms

    Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

    Gram dhal - 2 tsp

    Heat oil & temper as given.

    Add orange peel, ginger & green chillies & fry for a few mts.

    Then add tamarind paste & 3 cups of water.

    Add salt, haldi & hing.

    Boil on a medium fire.

    Add powdered jaggery half way through.

    If necessary, add rice flour mixed with a little water for thickenig – this is optional.

    When oil starts separating, remove.

    Cool & bottle.
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    Nellikkai Pickle - now is the amla season.

    Nellikkai is Amla or Gooseberry.

    Big sized fleshy nellikkai - ½ kg

    Haldi - 1 tsp

    Hing - 1 tsp

    Lightly roasted methi powder - 1/2 tsp

    Red chilli powder - 2-3 tbsp ( to taste)

    Oil - ½ cup

    Salt

    Wash, drain & boil nellikkai in just enough water to immerse them.

    Add part of the salt & ½ tsp haldi.

    When soft, remove from flame & do not drain.

    Cool, remove each piece, take the “petals” & discard the stone.

    Heat oil in a kadai, splutter 1 tsp mustard, add hing, methi powder & ½ tsp haldi.

    Add red chilli powder, rest of the salt & then add the vegetable “petals” with the boied water.

    Allow everything to simmer together till raw smell of chilli powder is gone.

    When oil starts floating, remove.

    Cool & bottle.
     
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    Avakkai Pickles - with & without Garlic.

    Select mangoes with thin skin & small seeds.

    Mangoes like rasalu, rumani are well suited.

    Their seeds are not thick & so cutting through them will be easy.

    Wash well, wipe thoroughly & then cut the mangoes.

    Cut mangoes - 4 cups

    Powdered salt - ¾ cup

    Chilli powder - 1 cup

    Mixture of
    Mustard powder - ½ cup
    & methi powder - ¼ cup

    Garlic pieces - 20 ( optional)

    Gingelly oil - 1 cup

    Mix all the powders & salt.

    Heat the oil first & then cool.

    Mix part of the oil with powders.

    In a glass or porcelain jar, alternate layers of mango & the mixture.

    Pour the rest of the oil & mix.

    If you want less gravy use the proportion 6 to 1.

    If you like brown channa to be added, soak it well, dry completely on a cloth & add.

    Mix thoroughly every day for 10 days.

    Oil should float on top.

    If you are using garlic, add it raw with other ingredients.
     
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    chitra

    Dear Chitra,

    I want to make avakkai pickle tomorrow. No need to smear salt and sundry before adding masala? Make directly or what?

    thank you
    Jana
     
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    Sundrying not necessary.

    Dear Jana,
    Every ingredient being perfectly dry, there is no need to sundry. My personal prejudice is there may be " veyyil vasanai" ! Ofcourse, for some pickles, this is a must.
    Love,
    Chithra.
     
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    Garlic Thokku - Any pickle with garlic is a favourite !

    Garlic ( hill variety) - 250 gms ( big single flakes)

    Green chillies - 100 gms

    Tamarind - 200 gms

    Oil - ½ cup

    Hing - 2 tsp

    Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

    Urad dhal - 2 tsp

    Methi seeds - ½ tsp

    Peel & mince garlic.

    Wash green chillies.

    Cut into 1 cm pieces.

    Mix tamarind with 2 cups of warm water & take the extract.

    Heat oil, temper mustard seeds, urad dhal & methi seeds.

    When done, add chopped green chillies & fry well.

    Add minced garlic, salt & tamarind water.

    When it starts boiling, simmer till sauce consistency is reached.

    Remove, cool & bottle.
     
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    Vadumangai (mavadu) - the most favourite pickle in South India

    Small size tender mangoes are called vadumangai or mavadu in South India.

    This is not a very hot pickle.

    Select medium sour variety preferably with little stem , if you plan to preserve the pickles.

    Vadumangai - 8 cups

    Salt - 1 cup ( powder rock salt)

    Haldi - 2 tsp

    Castor oil - 1 tbsp

    Mustard seeds - 1/8 cup ( powder fine)

    Red chilli powder - 1/8 – ¼ cup

    If the stems are long, trim them to 1”

    Wash in plenty of water, rinse well & drain completely.

    Wipe well with a cloth..

    Mix ground salt, mustard powder, haldi & red chilli powder well.

    Smear the castor oil completely in the mixture.

    In a earthen ware or glass jar, spread alternate layers of vadumangai & the mixture.

    The first & last layers must be mixture.

    Keep it closed for 2 full days.

    On 3 rd day, it will start “ leaving “ water.

    Everyday mix it well from top to bottom completely.

    After the vadumangai shrinks well, start using it.

    For daily use, keep in small “ service” jars.

    The main pickle should always be covered with a clean cloth dipped in oil & “ squeezed” well – over that close airtight the jar.

    If the mango is very sour use the same proportion for 7 or 6 cups of mangoes.

    Variation:

    For the first 2 days add only haldi & salt.

    On the 3<SUP>rd</SUP> day, when it starts leaving the water, take a little water, grind with red chilli powder & mustard.

    Mix castor oil to this & proceed as above.






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    Bittergourd Pickle - bitter, hot but very tasty !

    Big bittergourd - 1 kg

    Red chillies - 150 gms

    Mustard - 50 gms

    Methi seeds - 2 tsp

    Gingelly oil - 250 ml

    Hing - 25 gms

    Salt - as per requirement

    Garlic - 10 flakes ( more is optional)

    Lime - 1

    Grind mustard & red chillies in the mixi well.

    Wash & slice bittergourd into round slices.

    Remove seeds.

    Immerse in water to which lime juice & some salt is added.

    After one hour, drain well.

    Dry in a cloth under the sun to make the slices dry.

    Now in a earthenware jar mix all other ingredients with the slices.

    Tightly close the jar & daily mix thoroughly.

    It is ready for use after 10 days.

    Oil should float on the top.

    Stays well for about 2 months.

     

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