Today i’m going to give you a recipe for Grapefruit pickle.Grapefruit is low in calories rich
in vitamin C&A,helps in losing fat .Including few slices of grapefruit in your drinking
water ,makesyou feel lighter,and helps to lose weight.Grapefruit intake ,and inclusion in
salads,juices,not only helps to lose weight ,but regulates insulin levels and lowers blood
pressure ,and prevents stroke.
Those who are under heavy medications like statins,and who have affected kidneys
should avoid grapefruit ,as it may cause adverse reactions,due to its enzyme binding
I used the tropical Indian variety the white one (please check the translation in your
language as there seems to be many names,anyway will upload the image)
3-4 grapefruits cut into eights
1 tblsp.olive oil
For the marinade.
Mix the cut fruit ,salt (to cover the fruit)and the olive oil and store in a jar for at least a
week.It will be very good if you can keep under the sun or near your stove.
INGREDIENTS FOR TEMPERING
1/2 cup mustard oil/gingelly oil/olive oil
6-7 green chillies
2 inch piece ginger cut fine .
1 tsp.mustard seeds
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
few curry leaves
1 tblsp.chillie powder
1 tsp.turmeric powder (optional)
2 tblsp.grated jaggery
salt if required (check after tempering and add)
juice of one lime
a pinch of asafoetida
3-4 dry chillies
1 tsp fenugreek powder (lightly dry roast and powder coarsely)
METHOD FOR TEMPERING
Heat oil and add the mustard seeds,curry leaves,dry chillies,asafoetida,green
chillies,ginger,and the rest of the spices except fenugreek powder and lime.
Add the prepared grapefruit pieces,lime juice,fenugreek powder,and switch off the flame
Allow to cool and store in sterilised jars.Best if used after minimum 2 days.
Note:The same recipe can be used for lime pickle .
Tip:The use of mustard oil in pickles gives a better taste always