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Kovaikai Pickles

Kovaikai Pickles


Serving size: 10

1 cup chopped kovaikai
2 green chillie finely chopped
15 shallots cut in halves
8 garlic cloves sliced
1 tomato thinly chopped lengthwise
½ cup tamarind juice
5 dried chillies
3tbsp lemon juice
1tbsp vinegar
2tbsp chillie powder
1tsp cumin powder
1tsp pickle powder (combination of mustard and fenugreek seed dry roasted and powdered- ration 1:1)
1tsp mustard seeds
¼ cup oil
½ tsp hing powder
Salt to taste
5 curry leaves

Preparation Methods:

In a large bowl, add the chopped kovaikai,shallots,garlic cloves, tomato and chilies with salt lemon juice,vinegar and 1tbsp chilles powder, mix them well till they coated with the spices.Let it stand for about 2hours. Soak the dried chillies in the tamarind juice for 2 hours and blend into a smooth mixture.Coat a frying pan with ¼ cup of oil, add the mustard seeds. Once it starts to crack add the curry leaves and marinated mixture and saute well in the oil for about 15 minutes or until the are tender. Then add the chillie, cumin and pickle powder followed by the blended mixture and hing powder .Once all the tamarind juice are dissolved, remove from flame. Let the pickle cool before storing in tight container.


mmm, so delectable and a very unique dish... Good post
Pavithra said…
Kovakkai is my fav vege. pickle in that is looking delicious.. have bookmarked it !!!!!!!!! WIll try out soon. And thanks for visiting my blog and leaving wonderful comments sure will visit ur blog regularly...

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