Nov 12, 2014

Nimmakaya Pachadi (Lemon Pickle)

My final recipe for this week with lemon is a lemon pickle. Lemon pickle is my all time favorite with hot rice and a drop of ghee or with curd rice. In this recipe also there are few veriations. In some recipes they give seasoning with sesame oil. But in my recipe I do not give any seasoning to the pickle. Some times jaggery also added to the lemon pickle to make it sweet lemon pickle. I never tried this sweet lemon pickle.
                                                                   From my childhood  I saw my mother making this Pickle every year. She used to make lemon pickle with out red chilli powder and store it in big jars. When ever we need She used to take a small portion and mix red chilli powder. Every time when my mother starts mixing this pickle, I will be ready with a bowl of rice. After my mother take out the pickle, immediately I used to mix rice in that bowl that rice will be delicious you know. Any way that is my choice.
Let's check the recipe.
INGREDIENTS:---
Lemons  --- 25 
Salt  ---- 1/2 cup
Fenugreek powder ---  2 tea sp
Turmeric powder  ---  2 tea sp
Red chilli powder   ---  2/3 cup
METHOD:--
1. Wipe lemons with a dry soft cloth and leave them a side to dry properly.
2. Cut lemons in to quarters or you can make smaller pieces. That depends on the lemon size if the lemons are too big you can cut them in to six pieces.
3. Mix salt, turmeric powder, fenugreek powder in a big bowl add lemon pieces to this salt mixture mix well to combine every thing.
4. Store in a dry clean ceramic or glass jar for three days.
5. After three days mix well and add red chilli powder and mix well to combine.
If you want to add seasoning to this pickle can do it on the third day
for seasoning:--
Sesame oil --- 1/2 cup
Mustard seeds  ---  1 tab sp
Fenugreek seeds  ---  1/2 te asp
Dry red chillies   ---  10 broken
Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds let them splutter then add broken red chillies, fenugreek seeds fry for a second and switch off the heat.
Let the oil coll completely to room temperature and add this seasoning to the lemon pickle mix well.
cover and leave a side for a day then use.
Serve with rice and dall or with curd rice.
Notes:-- If we add chilli powder  for the whole pickle the pickle will become dry and the sourness of the lemon will kill the spiciness of the chilli powder and one more thing is some people don't like the lemon pickle with chilli powder so that they can have it like that with out chilli powder. In my home My dad likes this pickle with out chilli powder.
And one more thing After having fever we feel like having some thing to make our taste buds better That time we can have this plain lemon pickle with curd rice. Even we can give this to kid's 
 
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15 comments:

Varadas Kitchen said...

I remember the pickle jars from my childhood too. Fun days. Nice recipe, brought back memories.

kitchen queen said...

delicious lemon pickle.

Priya Suresh said...

Lipsmacking pickle, love very much with a bowl of curd rice.

vaishali sabnani said...

This is awesome. ..I hardly eat pickles and hence don't really make them..but I am loving this lemon one..do save it and we will relish it when we come for the meet:)

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Making pickles used to be such a fun ordeal when growing up. I remember the big jars of pickle we used to have. That pickle looks so tempting and mouthwatering!

sneha datar said...

A mouthwatering pickle.

Manjula Bharath said...

wow that is a mouthwatering and tempting pachadi with lemon !! ..

Srivalli said...

So nice reading about your love for this pickle..any particular reasons why chili powder is not added ahead?..

Padma Rekha said...

Vaishali for sure I will save this pickle for you!!:)
Yes Valli If we add chilli powder for the whole pickle the pickle will become dry and the sourness of the lemon will kill the spicieyness of the chilli powder and one more thing is some people don't like the lemon pickle with chilli powder so that they can have it like that with out chilli powder.

Srividhya said...

Great pickle. Looks very inviting. Curd rice and lemon pickle.. yum

Pavani N said...

Spicy & delicious lemon pickle.

Harini-Jaya R said...

My husband's all time fav pickle!!

Jayanthi Sindhiya said...

Just seeing your picture makes my mouth water...Yum!

Chef Mireille said...

a tangy pickle for sure

veena krishnakumar said...

One more lemon pickle variety.Lovely