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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Dates Pickle / Eenthappazham Achar


 Healthy and tasty Pickle.

INGREDIENTS:
  • Pitted dates(eenthappazham) - 20 nos
  • Lemon - 2 nos
  • Raisin(unakka munthiri) - 1 handful
  • Chopped Ginger - 1 tsp
  • Garlic(sliced)- 2 nos
  • Gingely Oil - ½ cup
  • Chilly Powder - 2 - 3 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek powder - ¼ tsp
  • Asafoetida Powder - ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 stem
  • Salt to taste

PREPARATION METHOD:
  • Cut the lemon into small pieces.
  • Cut each dates into two pieces.
  • Heat Oil in a pan.
  • Put Mustard seed into the Oil and let it splutter.
  • Add curry leaves and fry it.
  • Add Ginger and Garlic and saute well.
  • Add raisins and saute for a minute.
  • Add Chilly powder, Fenugreek powder and Asafoetida Powder to the hot Oil and saute for a minute.
  • Add Lemon pieces and Salt and saute well for 5 minutes.
  • Cook till the Lemon skin becomes soft.
  • Finally add dates, mix well and cook for 2 -3 minutes.
  • Remove pan from fire and allow to cool.

Recommended Combination: Serve with Rice / Chappathi / Dosa /poori/ Biriyani.

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