Starting to blog after a long pause with a meat pickle recipe which could be made with any meat.The first choice will be beef/veal.

This is a spicy,addictive and tasty pickle .If you are person with less time in your hands, just slip in these meat pieces in a wrap/ sandwiches .You could also make a rough mince of these pieces and add to make a quick bite.

The meat can be cooked in a pressure cooker till tender and then fried/or cut into tiny pieces and fried in oil before adding the spices.The level of oil should be slightly above the meat level to store for a longer time.If you find that the meat has sucked up the oil ,after it has cooled ,heat a little more oil and pour over the pickle and mix well.

Now to the recipe..


750-1kg beef

Ingredients to cook beef with

1 tsp turmeric powder

10 peppercorns

1 tbsp plain chilli powder

1 tsp garam masala powder

1 tsp salt

To fry meat after cooking

Coconut oil /gingelly oil

For tempering

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

3/4 tsp fenugreek seeds

2-3 dry chillies

few curry leaves

2 tbsp finely chopped ginger-garlic

4-5 tbsp raw chilli powder

3/4 cup vinegar

6-7 green chillies slightly slit

1/2 tsp asafoetida

salt to taste

1 tsp sugar or jaggery

7 tbsp gingelly oil


First cook the meat with the ingredients listed for cooking, for 3-4 whistles.

Transfer the meat with the water into another pan and cook till the water is absorbed.

Heat coconut oil and fry the meat till it is brown and set aside.

Heat another pan with gingelly oil ,add the green chillies and remove immediately.

Next add the mustard,fenugreek,curry leaves, ginger-garlic,green chillies, chilli powder, asafoetida, vinegar, fried beef, salt ,sugar .(Add the ingredients in the order I have given ).

Cook for 2 minutes .

Allow to cool and store in sterilised bottles.



The bilimbi fruit is a sour fruit , which could be

used as a substitute for tamarind or tomato.

This fruit is commonly found in South- East

Asian countries,like Indonesia,Malaysia

Sri -Lanka and India.

My routine in the mornings is,to stroll around

my terrace garden,after coffee.

I have a year old bilimbi plant which produces

only few fruits.

Due to rains,I couldn’t go up the terrace for 2


Today I went to grab a few mint leaves,and

unexpectedly ,I saw 2 bunches of the fruit .

You can never express the joy of plucking the

produce from your garden, whether it be a

flower, fruit or herbs.

Happily I plucked them,and thought to make

Seeni sambol ( caramelised onions spiced).

That minute I decided to add meat and make

something like a pickle .Tried a small quantity,

as I have never tried bilimbi in a pickle.

Purely my idea and innovation,trust me it was

excellent. This can be used as a filling for buns

or wraps or served with rice.

Do try this recipe and post in your comments!

I made this with mutton.You could try with any

other meat .

To the recipe now


3-4 big onions sliced fine

10 bilimbi fruits sliced

1-2 inch cinnamon sticks

1-2 tbsp chilli powder

1 cup mutton cut into small pieces

1/4 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp cumin powder

1 tbsp sugar

2-3 tbsp vinegar

Salt to taste

1/4 cup sesame oil

To marinade meat : 1/4 tsp turmeric,1 tsp chilli powder,salt


•First mix 1/4 tsp turmeric,1 tsp chilli powder

salt and marinade the meat .

•Heat oil,and fry the meat pieces till golden

brown,and set aside.

•Add the onions ,cinnamon,salt into the same

oil,and sauté till golden brown.Add the bilimbi.

•Add the sugar and chilli powder,and cook for

another 5 minutes.

•Add the roasted meat and the rest of the

ingredients and mix well .

•Remove from fire,and allow to cool.

•Store in sterilised glass bottles.