Kerala Key Lime Pickle - Naranga Achar

Kerala naranga Achar 1
Cherunaranga for achar


Life is good….Life is busy.. Life is full of happiness.... Thank God and Let it be the same.. Hope you are all making use of the best days of summer yet with long sunny days.
We are having the best of the times playing tourists with parents visiting, revisiting popular spots, BBQ-ing at cousins’ , meeting near and far relatives and friends. Since I have been away from this space for almost a month, doesn’t in any way imply I wasn’t cooking or we weren’t eating :-) The lbs I put on speaks for it and I admit I haven’t had time to click all the sumptuous meals mom has been cooking...
A post from draft without much pics, for now…and I promise I will be back

Recipe for Kerala Key lime pickle –Cheru Naranga Achar

Makes – a medium jar ( the one like a pasta sauce jar)
Ingredients:-
Key Lime / pacha naranga – 10 big
Salt - to taste + a pinch of sugar
Gingelly oil / Nallenna / Sesame oil - 2 table spoon + 2 table spoon
Mustard seeds - 1 tea spoon
Fenugreek seeds – ¼  tea spoon
Garlic chopped - 10 cloves or 1 wholepod ( you can add more if you love the bite of it in your pickle)
Ginger chopped – a thumb sized piece
Green chilli – 5-6 slitted
Curry Leaves - a handful
Turmeric powder – ¼ tea spoon
Kashmiri Red chili powder – 2- 2.5 table spoon ( use as per your spice level , 2 tbsp is really spicy)
Kaayam ( asafoetida) – ¼  tea spoon
Vinegar - 2 tea spoon 
Salt to taste
Method:-
Clean, wash and pat dry limes .
Cut into 8 pieces and steam in an appachembu or steamer for 10-12 minutes
Let it cool. Or You can steam the limes as whole and then cut it.
Take an air tight glass jar, add limes, 2 tea spoons to a tablespoon  of salt and a pinch of sugar and mix well.
Keep it for a week or two , shaking the bottle every day or stir it with a clean spoon.
On the day you are making the pickle , take it out and drain the water if any ( this helps to reduce the bitterness). 
Heat 2 table spoons of gingelly oil/ nallenna in a pan and add mustard seeds.
When they pop up add fenugreek seeds and fry for 30 seconds.
Add garlic, ginger, green chilly and curry leaves and sauté for a couple of minutes.
Make a paste with  chili powder, turmeric powder and lil water , and mix well. Add ¼ cup water more.
Simmer for a couple of  minutes or till the water is reduced or it is thick.
Add Lemon pieces , salt to taste, mix well , let stand covered for 3-4minutes.
Add asafetida ( kaayam) and fenugreek powder (if using),remove from fire and let it cool. Add  vinegar( if u r using) mix well.
My mom and grandma usually leave it in the pan for 4-6 hours , but you can omit this step if you want.
Transfer that to a glass jar and add 2 table spoon of gingelly oil.
Make sure the glass jar has a tight lid :).
Serve with Kanji, Rice ….


Also see other Pickle Recipes


Happy Cooking
Sarah

39 comments:

Amber said...

Wonderful and delicious!
Soon they'll do.

Sini Sreejith said...

Wow.. I was expecting this one… Finally I got ur lime pickle recipe… ;) will try today itself.. Thanks dear… :)

Plateful said...

Hey good to see you back girlie! Even better to know you are having fun, happy summer! And as usual kidilam photos-tto.. ! ♥

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Adipoli achar and pics...Have a great fun filled summer..

Priya said...

Mouthwatering here, wat a terrific pickle.

Sarah Naveen said...

Thanks every one ! Sini...Miss you !

Vineetha said...

Have good time with parents :) Enjoy the food too !

R.Punitha said...

Hi sara,

this is punitha of

www.southindiafoodrecipes.

blogspot.in

Pickle Looks great and mouth watering!!!!

New to your space Sara....

Do visit my blog at your free time Dear:)))

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran said...

Its finger licking good. Perfect.

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Rinku Naveen said...

Nice to see you back :) Pickle looks yumm and pics too good

indugetscooking said...

The pics make me crave for nalla pulli olla pickles all of a sudden!

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Finger licking pickle...looks yumm. Nice clicks.

chinmayie @ love food eat said...

That photo of the fresh lime pieces made my mouth water. I don't think Indian's can ever have enough of pickles ;)

Shabbu said...

Tempting pickle....
Shabbu's Tasty Kitchen

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

wow looks so tempting...
VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

Spice up the Curry said...

wow... finger licking pickle recipe

jeyashrisuresh said...

nice to see u back after a long time. Delicious pickle

Nitha said...

Looks delicious.. Perfect..

♥LOVE2COOK MALAYSIA♥ said...

OMG! May I dig in??? Arghhhh the pickle is too tempting ya! ;)

Tadka Pasta said...

Love how the freshness of those limes turned into that fabulous pickle!

Ganga Sreekanth said...

nalla achar.kothi varunnu Honey :)

K@nn(())raan*خلي ولي said...

നാരങ്ങ അച്ചാര്‍ !
എന്റെ ഇഷ്ടക്കൂട്ട്!!

Rosh said...

Lipsmacking!!!!!

ജയരാജ്‌മുരുക്കുംപുഴ said...

ആശംസകള്‍............... ബ്ലോഗില്‍ പുതിയ പോസ്റ്റ്‌...... സംസ്ഥാന ചലച്ചിത്ര അവാര്‍ഡു........ വായിക്കണേ.........

Angie's Recipes said...

It would have probably cost an arm and a leg to get so many limes for the pickles. Bet it's delicious!

ജയരാജ്‌മുരുക്കുംപുഴ said...

ആശംസകള്‍........ ബ്ലോഗില്‍ പുതിയ പോസ്റ്റ്‌....... അറിഞ്ഞോ, എന്റെ അബ്ദുവിന് കല്യാണമായി.......... വായിക്കണേ...................

ജയരാജ്‌മുരുക്കുംപുഴ said...

ആശംസകള്‍....... ബ്ലോഗില്‍ പുതിയ പോസ്റ്റ്‌....... അറിഞ്ഞോ, എന്റെ അബ്ദുവിന് കല്യാണമായി......... വായിക്കണേ.....................

Poornima Nair said...

The pickle is lip smacking delicious! Have fun with your parents!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

a perfect mouth-watering pickles with my all time fav Curd rice Sarah..thanks for sharing:)

suhaina aji said...

wonderful clicks Sarah... vayil kappal odunnu...

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The Girl said...

Hi,

I remember you reviewing a malayalee restaurant but now I can't find the details. Would you mind telling me what it's name was? It had a buffet and so on, I think

S

Sarah Naveen said...

Aroma Palace ..Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ

Pinky said...

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Chitra said...

I was looking for this,, thnx .. will try

Ezcookbook said...

delicious pickle...

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Dr.Sameena said...

Tasty achar...:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

Now Serving said...

Looks amazinglyl delicious!

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