Tuesday 26 May 2009

Naaranga Achaar / Lime Pickle


Lime / Naaranga-12nos
Gingelly Oil / Sesame Oil / Nallenna-1 cup
Mustard seeds-3/4 tsp
Asafoetida powder/Kayapodi - 2 tsp
Fenugreek powder / Ulluva podi -1/2 tbsp
Turmeric powder- 1 tbsp
Kashmeri Red chilly powder/ Piriyan mulagu podi-1 cup
Ginger, chopped-150gm
Garlic, chopped-150gm
Green chillies, slit-100gm-150 gm
Vinegar- 250 ml - 350ml (adjust according to taste and thickness of the pickle)
Salt to taste

  • Sauté the limes till soft in 2tbsp of oil. Wipe the outside with a piece of cloth or kitchen tissue and cut each lime into 4 pieces and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in another thick bottom pan, fry mustard, then add ginger, garlic and green chillies and sauté till golden brown.
  • Reduce heat and add all the powders one by one and sauté. Then add lime and stir well.
  • Add vinegar and salt to taste and simmer in low heat till thick.
  • Bottle when cold.
  • Keeps for a long time.

All the utensils & bottle should be clean & dry. Never add water to pickle while making. Always use clean and dry spoon to take pickle from bottle.

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  1. All the 40C+ heat is bringing out the pickling craving! THe color is just so luscious! Swapna, am truly drooling at this! :)

  2. hmm..im drooling here..really a ship can drive easily in my mouth,..too tempting..i called my hus and asked him to buy lime pickle while coming from office... :)

  3. Wow beautiful and delicous, send a a bottle please :-)

  4. OMG lime pickle looks sooo delicious..my mouth started watering looking at the pic :)

  5. Vayil ninnu vellam varanu..lol..:D

  6. Muah!!This is too good!..
    I am in the look out for a good recipe of Lime Pickle and here I am :)!!
    will certainly try..
    Even today I was thinking what to do with the excess Lemons I got from the market last week.. :)

  7. Simplpy superb I love the way its been pictured and made... wish I had some with yogurt and rice!!!

  8. oh my gosh such rich & lovely colors! just looking at it is making my mouth water.

  9. Hi.. pickle looks so delicious..:)

  10. Oh my this looks so delectable! I love lime pickle. Your post makes me drool! Amazing shots.

  11. Wow... I am awestruck. can there be a better pic for a pickle.. brilliant photography and dish is amazing too.. First time to your blog and gonna follow for sure.. keep it going.

    Do take a peep at my blog when u find time.

  12. Thank you Girls for all the lovely comments here :):)...

  13. Asafoetida powder - 2 tbsp?
    Is it 2 TABLEspoon(tbsp) or 2 TEAspoon(tsp)? Please let me know. Thank you for this recipe :)


  14. Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an extremely long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn't show up. Grrrr... well I'm not writing all that over again. Anyhow, just wanted to say great blog! facebook log in facebook


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