Nov 4, 2014

Green Apple Instant Pickle

I made this green apple pickle using super sour green apples from my back yard. We were literally wasting those apple as none of us like sour apple. Came across this recipe when one of my relative visited us and gave me the idea of making this pickle. Initially I tried with just two small apples as I was not sure whether my people will like it and surprisingly, they really liked it.  In fact my girls liked taking it as side dish along with curd rice to school.  Here goes the recipe.

Ingredients:
  1. Green Apple -  2
  2. Salt to taste
  3. Red chilli powder - 2-3 tsp (acc to taste)
  4. Hing - few generous pinches
  5. Sesame Oil - 2 tbsp
  6. Mustard Seeds- 1 1/2 tsp
  7. Fenugreek/Methi seeds - 1 1/2 tsp

  • Chop the apple into small pieces.  
  • Sprinkle the required amount of salt, mix it well and keep it aside for an hour.   
  • After an hour, heat the oil, crackle mustard seeds. 
  • Add methi seeds and fry it until golden brown.  
  • Mean time, add the required amount of chilli powder on top of the apple pieces along with few generous pinches of hing.  
  • Pour the hot oil tempering on top of the chilli powder and mix every thing well.  
  • Keep it aside for another half and hour and can be used after that.
Since this is an instant pickle, we can use the mustard seeds and methi seed as tempering.  If we are planning to make it in large quantity, it is better to dry roast mustard and methi seeds and grind it and use that ground powder.  It will definitely taste better. Above said quantity will last for two days with a family of five :)

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