Friday, 15 April 2011

Limoo jo athano / Lime and Ginger Pickle

This is made from yellow limes, and is a typical Gujarati Pickle



Ingredients
15 limes; almost quartered; see picture
1/2 lb ginger; peeled and sliced into 3mm slices
1/2 lb Guwar beans / cluster beans (to be added 2 weeks after pickle is prepared)
1/2 lb green chillies; (to be added 2 weeks after pickle is prepared)
2 tablespoons red chilli powder
1 tablespoon turmeric powder
1 tablespoon salt
juice of 10 limes



  1. Take a clean jar big enough for all your ingredients
  2. Rinse with boiling water
  3. Place the ginger at the bottom of the jar
  4. Mix the spices and salt
  5. Stuff the half cut limes with this mixture and place in the jar
  6. When all the limes are in, top up with lime juice, to about 3/4 full
  7. The salt will release water from the limes and ginger
  8. Top up with more lime juice until full- 10 limes may not be enough, depends on how juicy your fruit is
  9.  Place in the sun for about 3-4 days, otherwise leave at room temperature for 2 weeks.
  10. After 2 weeks add green chillies and or cluster beans (guvar beans)

When ready it can last upto 6months to a year

1 comment:

Priya said...

Slurp, mouthwatering here, tempting pickle..

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