Katte Ka Meetha Achar - Hill Lime Sweet Pickle (No Oil) | How to make Katte Ka Meetha Achar - Hill Lime Sweet Pickle (No Oil)

By Tikuli Dogra  |  7th Jun 2016  |  
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Katte Ka Meetha Achar - Hill Lime Sweet Pickle (No Oil)by Tikuli Dogra

About Katte Ka Meetha Achar - Hill Lime Sweet Pickle (No Oil)

Be it hot aaloo paratha, khichadi or simple daal chawal, a delicious pickle can be a complete game changer. In Himachal it is called Khatta, in Uttarakhand, simply neembu. Here is an instant fresh, tangy sweet pickle with a unique taste of coarsely pounded spices, sugar and lemon. This pickle has digestive qualities too.

Katte Ka Meetha Achar - Hill Lime Sweet Pickle (No Oil), a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Katte Ka Meetha Achar - Hill Lime Sweet Pickle (No Oil) is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Tikuli Dogra. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Katte Ka Meetha Achar - Hill Lime Sweet Pickle (No Oil) is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Katte Ka Meetha Achar - Hill Lime Sweet Pickle (No Oil) recipe by Tikuli Dogra. Katte Ka Meetha Achar - Hill Lime Sweet Pickle (No Oil) can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Katte Ka Meetha Achar - Hill Lime Sweet Pickle (No Oil) just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Katte Ka Meetha Achar - Hill Lime Sweet Pickle (No Oil) can serve 6 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Katte Ka Meetha Achar - Hill Lime Sweet Pickle (No Oil).

  • Prep Time

    20

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  • Cook Time

    15

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  • Serves

    6

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Katte Ka Meetha Achar - Hill Lime Sweet Pickle (No Oil)

Ingredients to make Katte Ka Meetha Achar - Hill Lime Sweet Pickle (No Oil)

  • Hill Lemon - 1 Large ( 250 gm cubed)
  • Salt - 4 tablespoon
  • Kala Namak (Black Salt ) - 1 teaspoon
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Shakkar or Grated Jaggery - 1/4 Cup
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cloves - 5-6
  • Cinnamon Stick - 1 inch
  • Black Peppercorns - 8-10
  • Ajwain Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Red chili Powder - 3 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida (Hing) - 1/4 teaspoon

How to make Katte Ka Meetha Achar - Hill Lime Sweet Pickle (No Oil)

  1. Wash and wipe the Hill Lemon with a kitchen towel, cut them into small pieces and place them in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Close the lid and microwave them for 3-6 minutes. You need to stop and check the softness of the skin in between.
  3. Alternately, you can place the whole lemon in a steaming basket and pressure cook it till three whistles. Do not overdo it or the lemon will become a pulp and also turn bitter.
  4. Once the skin is soft to touch and breaks easily, let the lemon cool completely.
  5. Once cool, transfer them to a wide glass bowl and add, salt, chilli powder, black salt, turmeric powder, asafoetida, sugar and jaggery powder (some people make a syrup and add that but I just put the shakkar as it is and give it a good mix).
  6. Now pound cloves, cinnamon stick, black pepper corns, seeds of black cardamom and ajwain seeds coarsely in a mortar and pestle. You can grind them to powder too. Slightly dry toast the mix with fenugreek and mustard seeds on low heat.
  7. Don' over toast or the spices or the mix will become bitter.
  8. Add this spice mix to the lemon mixture and give it a stir. You can coarsely ground the fenugreek and mustard seeds too or use them whole like I did.
  9. Once all the ingredients are mixed, taste the pickle to add anything to suit your taste. The sugar and salt will make the lemons sweat and release the juice. That’s a good sign and will make the pickle taste better and help in preservation
  10. As the days pass the pickle will thicken a bit.
  11. Spoon the tangy sweet spiced up lemon pickle in a clean dry airtight jar, close the lid properly. Your instant Hill lemon pickle is ready to eat. You can keep the jar in dry summer sun for a few days to mature but it is optional.
  12. Relish this lip smacking pickle with curd rice, hot parathas, roti or just about anything.

My Tip:

If making it in large quantity adjust the spices accordingly. If kept in the fridge, the pickle stays up to three months. Mine is kept out since two months and is perfect so far. This is a no oil recipe, the salt and sugar act as a preservative. There are a few things one must keep in mind while pickling. Everything you use should be dry and clean. Always take out a small quantity for daily use so the main jar is not opened and exposed to impurities everyday. The utensils and jars should be washed and dried properly. Moisture is the biggest culprit in ruining pickles and any lapse would cause mold to form. Pickles are a labor of love and care even these quick ones.

Reviews for Katte Ka Meetha Achar - Hill Lime Sweet Pickle (No Oil) (1)

Niyaz Laiq

a year ago
Wow, nice
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