SWEET LIME PICKLE

By • April 26, 2011 • 21 Comments



Author Notes: Glass jars with pickle on the centre of the dining table back home(with my mother and grand mother) It was such a regular scene in most of the Kerala home and my home was no different. Ranging from Fish, meat, lemon, mango……… would be one on the dining table No meal would pass without a touch of a pickle
I would like to share this family recipe .You can do with fish, meat, ginger, garlic, mango ,gooseberry, carrot, cauliflower etc with the same masala
The combination of spices used to make the Masalas have remained a mystery, known only to mother and grandmothers. It has always been difficult to find that perfect blend, some combination's always go wrong. But now, you can assured that you will get the same old blend
pauljoseph

Serves 8

  • Lime 25 (Steam and slice sprinkle salt (I cup)and keep in sun for 3 days shake or toss daily)
  • Ginger 4 tbsp sliced
  • Garlic 4 tbsp slice
  • Green chili 4 slit
  • TO GRIND
  • Chili powder 2 tbsp
  • Garlic 2 tbsp
  • Ginger 1 ‘’
  • Mustard 1 tbsp
  • Cumin ½ cup
  • OTHER INGREDIENTS Vinegar 2 cups
  • Sesame Oil ½ cup
  • Sugar ½ cup
  1. Heat Sesame oil ,fry and remove sliced ingredients
  2. To the remaining oil ,add the ground ingredients
  3. Cook on very low flame till a good smell comes and oil separates About 10 to 15 minutes
  4. Add sugar ,cook for 5 minutes you will see all floating and color changing
  5. Off the flame when half cool toss in the fried ingredients and the lime with the juice.
  6. Leave it in a glass ball over night before bottle
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about 3 years ago magolian

we regularly using your recipes for our catering business thank you pauljoseph

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about 3 years ago pauljoseph

thank you if you have any question please ask me

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about 3 years ago PamCorbett

Is the ginger fresh or dried? Also the mustard - is this dried mustard?

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about 3 years ago pauljoseph

PamCorbett Yes fresh ginger and dried yellow mustard

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over 3 years ago gingerroot

Thank you for sharing this wonderful family recipe, pauljoseph! I will definitely be trying this soon.

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over 3 years ago pauljoseph

Thank you jenny for your comment

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over 3 years ago MyCommunalTable

This is a keeper. Love the flavors. Thanks so much for sharing a big part your culture.

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over 3 years ago pauljoseph

MyCommunalTable thank you for your comment

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over 3 years ago Bevi

This looks like an amazing relish. Are the green chilis also fried?

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over 3 years ago pauljoseph

Bevi yes you have to fry the green chili's also I just post one more picture shows how fry ingredients look like

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over 3 years ago Bevi

Thanks pauljoseph. This is a great recipe.

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over 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Thanks for clarifying Sadassa Ulna's questions so thoroughly. And thank you especially for the masala blend. My salivary glands went into overdrive just reading the ingredients. I have one question: can this be done with lemons as well? I have a couple of cases of them and I'm looking for some more unusual things to do with them. Thank you.

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over 3 years ago pauljoseph

Thank you boulangere and Sadassa_Ulna for your good comments.Yes you can do with lemon also we get lemon very rarely in Kerala,India

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over 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Thank you for that. I'll try it and let you know how it turns out.

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about 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

I'll be trying this with lemons this week and will let you know how it turns out. I am very much looking forward to tasting your wonderful blend of flavors.

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about 3 years ago pauljoseph

boulangere Any question about this recipe please ask me again

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about 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Between your recipe and your response to Sadassa_Ulna, I think I've got it. I'm also making your mango pickle this week. I'll be glad to take photos (though surely not as grand as yours) and post results. Your are so generous with your foods and photos; thank you for all you do for us.

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about 3 years ago pauljoseph

boulangere please post few pictures thank you

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about 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

I will be glad to do so, but don't hope to equal your magnificent photos.

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over 3 years ago pauljoseph

Sadassa thank you for your comment.They look like they have been cut into eight pieces each. YES eight pieces each/Do you steam the limes before you cut.YES/ How long do you steam them. ABOUT 10MINUTE/When you leave in the sun is it inside by a window or outside to "bake" in the sun.OUT SIDE UNDER THE SUN /.DO YOU ''BAKE'' OR DO YOU DRY YOUR CLOTH UNDER THE SUNLIGHT Do you remove the salt (shake off) before you add to the liquid/NO

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over 3 years ago Sadassa_Ulna

This sounds great, can you explain the lime preparation? They look like they have been cut into eight pieces each. Do you steam the limes before you cut? How long do you steam them? When you leave in the sun is it inside by a window or outside to "bake" in the sun? Do you remove the salt (shake off) before you add to the liquid? Sorry for all the questions, and thank you in advance!