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February 17, 2011

GOOSEBERRY PICKLE/ NELLIKAI OORGAI

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Though i have posted some pickles from my MIL’s hand , I feel this post is somewhat special as i made it on my own using less oil for first time.The result was completely satisfactory.Click here to see another healthy , quick side dish  for rice using gooseberry if u r interested..


gooseberry pickle


INGREDIENTS

  • Big gooseberry  - 12 nos
  • Red chillies – 8 –10 nos (Long variety , adjust )
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Asafetida / hing – 1/4 tsp
To dry roast
  • Methi seeds – 1 tsp
  • Cooking oil – 1.5 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds –1 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
To temper
Sesame oil – 1 tbsp
METHOD
  • Dry roast methi seeds in a kadai till it turns brown with a nice aroma.Powder it along with asafetida and turmeric powder.Set aside.
  • Grind the red chillies to a coarse powder. Keep aside.
  • In a pressure cooker or in an idly pot ,steam cook the whole big gooseberries without adding water.After it cools down ,cut the gooseberry into bite sized pieces .( It will come off easily when u press it with ur fingers.)
  • Then in a wide mouthed kadai add a tbsp of oil and temper the items given above.Add the gooseberry pieces and the coarse red chilly powder.
  • Mix well for few minutes till raw smell disappears.Add the salt and toss well.
  • After sometime , add the ground methi seeds mixture and mix well .
  • Make sure everything gets combined well.
  • Keep in medium flame for 2-3 minutes .Finally add the sesame oil , mix well.
  • Switch off the flame. Let the pickle cool down .
  • Transfer it to an air tight container.
  • Tastes best the next day !!
Enjoy with curd rice !!



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35 comments :

Indian Khana said...

Looks so yum..tangy n spicy...nice pic

Raks said...

Yummy pickle! Mouthwatering!!

Sanjeeta kk said...

Tangy and tempting pickle!

Unknown said...

Wow very tempting Pickle!

Chitra said...

Thanks for the quick comments friends :)

veena said...

looks so yummy

? said...

Simple recipe; looks delicious!

Ana Powell said...

So simple and so full of flavour.
Nice one ♥

Kurinji said...

Mouthwatering pickle..
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Jeyashris Kitchen said...

a good acompaniment for curd rice.looks nice

Unknown said...

Tongue tickling pickle...looks super yumm

divya said...

Yummy pickle! Mouthwatering!!

Puja said...

Yummy n tempting..love this pickle :)


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Suja Manoj said...

Tempting pickle,love it.

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Looks super delicious, would be divine with a bowl of yogurt rice.

Vimitha Durai said...

Hot to look at and a great accompaniment to curd rice...

chef and her kitchen said...

Yummy pickle..love to eat it wid curd rice..

Swathi said...

gooseberry pickle looks delicious.

Panchpakwan said...

Looks tangy and spicy pickle..

Priya Suresh said...

Pickle looks absolutely divine and tempting..

Rekha shoban said...

chitra,pickle looks very tempting....nice pic!

Preety said...

homemade pickle is always best..looks perfect

Sushma Mallya said...

Homemade pickle is always special and yummy:)

Ila said...

Hi Chitra...
U have amazing and delicious space indeed.... Pickle looks yummy and tempting :) Thanks for leaving lovely feedback :) Keep Visiting :)

Laavanya said...

Nellikai oorugai - so yum. My MIL makes this often.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious pickle
following your lovely site

vidhas said...

my hubby's favorite, curd rice and nellikai urugai nice combo.

shriannalakshmi said...

sure to try this yummy pickle:-)

GEETHA ACHAL said...

மிகவும் அருமையாக இருக்கு சித்ரா..சூபப்ர்ப்..

Kannan said...

This site is quite great.

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks yummy dear.....
nice click :)

Sharmi said...

my cheeks are hurting! looks mouthwatering!

Myvegfare said...

I love gooseberry pickle, I used make this when I was in India :(, you could pass it to me or may be when I come to India :))

Unknown said...

hey very gread, i very like :D:D :X

RonnieOneal said...

nice