RAW TURMERIC PICKLE


Turmeric known for it’s wonderful health and

cosmetic benefits is nature’s gift to mankind.

Well,I came across this raw turmeric plants ,

during Pongal ( harvest festival in India) and

thought to plant one and check how it grows.

How?You can check the photo .This yield was

from the smallest pot I had .

I really didn’t know what to do with this,as I

have used only dry turmeric and turmeric

powder.

While at my grocery shopping,I happened to

see this turmeric pickle and I purchased one.

In admitting the fact , that it has a strong

taste…considering the pandemic of recent times

it should be included in your diet.

I searched the Internet and found this recipe,as

I didn’t have the idea of including raw turmeric

in pickles.

So here’s the recipe to the healthy turmeric

pickle

INGREDIENTS

100 gm raw turmeric peeled and cut into

strips,or grated

3 lemons cut into pieces

Juice of 1 lemon

10-12 green chillies cut into half

2-3 tblsp mustard oil /sesame oil

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp fenugreek seeds

1-2 tsp red chilli powder

1 tsp mustard powder

1 tblsp salt

1 tsp.sugar

METHOD

Heat oil ,add mustard ,and fenugreek seeds.

Add green chillies ,and switch off the flame.

Mix in the rest of the ingredients in the heat.

Allow to cool and store in steel used glass jars.

Use pickle after 7 days . Do not forget to shake

the bottle daily .

You can add carrot if you like

RAW TOMATO PICKLE


This is a tangy spicy pickle and very easy to make too.I made this with raw green

tomatoes .You could try the same recipe with red tomatoes .Green tomatoes can be

used in fries,chutneys,cooked with dal,made into juices..and many more you could try.

This time i tried in a pickle recipe.

Health peek into the benefits ….recent research has proved that green tomatoes contain

an alkaloid called tomatine  which effectively fight cancer cells.Green tomatoes are also

rich in Vitamin C and supplies good nutrients.

Moving on to the recipe now,…This pickle is a good combination with rice,preferably

with variety rices like curd,lemon,tomato…….Some like it with chappathis too.

So do try to keep tangy pickles at hand,and send in your comments and suggestions.

INGREDIENTS

250 gm green tomatoes cut into fours

tamarind (size of a lime)

4-6 tblsp red chilli powder

1 tsp.turmeric powder

10 pips of garlic

2 dry chillies

4-5 green chillies split

few curry leaves

1 tsp fenugreek seeeds (methi)

1 tsp.cummin seeds

1 tsp mustard seeds

3/4 cup mustard oil/gingelly oil.

rock salt.(according to taste)

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METHOD

Mix tamarind with 1 cup water and enough salt. Add the quartered tomatoes ,cover and

leave overnight  to marinade.

Next day blend the soaked ingredients coarsely, without the water .

Lightly dry roast the bold listed spices and powder coarsely and set aside.

Heat the mustard oil,add curry leaves,dry chillies,turmeric powder.chilli powder and the

ground tomato mixture ,garlic and the slit green chilies,and cook till you see the tomato

well blended .Add jaggery .Check for salt and add to your taste.

Add the roasted powders and switch off the flame.

Allow to cool and store in sterilised jars.