Sunday, November 21, 2010

Key Lime Pickle

Things you will need:

Key Limes- 10;
Green Chillies- 2 or 3 ; finely chopped 
Curry Leaves- few 
Fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp 
Fenugreek powder- 1 tsp 
Asafoetida powder - 1 tsp 
Red Chilli Powder- 3 tbsp (you may reduce this per your taste and tolerance) 
Dry Red Chillies- 2 or 3 
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp 
Gingelly Oil- 2 tbsp; preferably 
Coconut Oil- 2 tsp for flavor
Vinegar- 2 tsp 
Salt to taste 
Water-2 cups

Preparation Method:

In a pan, pour 2 cups of water and a tsp of salt. Bring this to a boil. 

Add the key limes to it and keep the heat on high. 
Keep the pan covered.
When the key limes change its color, reduce the heat and let it cook. 
After 5 mins, drain the water and set it aside to cool. 
Chop the lime into halves or quarters as desired and set aside.

Heat oil in another pan and add mustard seeds. 
Once mustard seeds crack, add dry red chillies,fenugreek powder,fenugreek seeds,asafoetida powder and stir well. 
Then add green chillies,curry leaves and saute till the raw smell is gone. 
Now add red chilli powder and stir well.  
Remove from flame and set aside to cool. 
After around an hour or so , when the above mixture has cooled down, add the key lime pieces,coconut oil,salt and vinegar and mix well.  
Later store in an airtight container. 

Key Lime Pickle is now ready to be served with warm rice and curry like Sambhar or with plain and simple 'Curd Rice'. 


  1. Lime pickle is my fav among pickles and this looks yummy yummm...

  2. Slurp, tongue tickling pickle..

  3. Yummy and perfect pickle.. thanks for the recipe :)


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