Wednesday, April 24, 2013

KARELA PEELS PICKLE


Karela is a vegetable with lot of health benefits. Do not throw away the peels when you make curry.. There are many ways of putting them to use. Today I have made a pickle with the peels. I had about 3 cups of peels and the recipe is according to it. You may adjust the ingredients as per the quantity you make.
Here is the recipe:


Ingredients:
Karela peels... 3 cups  (marinade them with salt and leave them overnight.)
Asafoetida ... 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder .. 1/2 tsp
Garlic ............ 1-2  tbsp (crushed or whole)
Ginger ........... 1-2 tbsp (grated)
Mustard seeds ... 1 tbsp
Vinegar .... 2 - 3 tbsps
Oil   

For the Masala:
Dry Roast and grind the following:
Coriander seeds .. 1 tbsp.
Cumin seeds ....... 1 tbsp.
Methi seeds ....... 1 tsp.
Mustard seeds ... 1 tsp.
Dry red chillies .... 6-8


Method:
1. Heat oil in a frying pan and deep fry the karela peels. ( the pickle stays longer when you fry and use them) Drain them and set aside.
2. In a different pan heat half cup oil and add the mustard seeds and asafoetida.
3. When they crackle, add the ginger and garlic and saute for a minute.
4. Now ad the roasted and ground masala powder and turmeric powder.
5. Check the salt, add if needed because the peels are already salted.
6. Stir in the vinegar and the peels. Mix well.
7. Remove from the gas and let it cool.
8. Store in a bottle and refrigerate.
It stays longer if you add more oil to it.

Other recipes with Karela Peels:
Click on the name to see the recipe.

Karela Peels Chutney

Karela peels Kachri

Karela & Coriander Juice



28 comments:

  1. Wow yummy n new pickle Dear...

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  2. Wish I could taste this pickle now. So yummy and finger licking good pickle.

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  3. very interesting dear.. never heard about this pickle..

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    1. I just made it because I don't like throwing away the peels.

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  4. Wow Shobha! This is an innovative and interesting recipe :-)

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  5. Any kind of pickle i love very much... thanks for sharing...

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  6. love karelas anyway now i can use it for pickle too. delish.

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  7. hot n spicy pickle making me hungry again.
    MAHA

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  8. Very innovative , I have never thought you could make pickle with karelas let alone the peel.

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    1. I have made with karelas earlier, with peels this is the first time

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  9. Quite a new pickle for me, never heard or had this pickle,thanks a ton for sharing with us.

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  10. Droolworthy and irresistible pickle....

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  11. Droolworthy and irresistible pickle....

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  12. Great recipe to include bitter guard in daily meals.

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  13. very interesting and new recipe to me...Bitter gourd is my fav so going to try this soon...

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    1. Must try and let me know how it turned out

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