elumichai oorugai recipe /lemon pickle tamilnadu style

elumichai oorugai recipe /lemon pickle tamilnadu style

elumichai oorugai recipe /lemon pickleThat Jadi(pickling pot)at my mom’s place still remains me of my patti preparing that seductive unbeatable special tasty pickles.Pickling has always been an enjoyable activity for my patti that she had never missed a single year to prepare lemon pickle.Early morning she would start her work!from cutting the lemon till she finishes the pickles she doesn’t allow any one to touch. Iam the only reliable person who has all the right to keep it(elumichai oorugai recipe) under sunlight everyday and hand it over to my paati(grandma).elumichai oorugai recipe /lemon pickleNowadays loads of branded pickles are available in market but the pickles done by our grandma’s with love and involvement are always matchless.Its very important to toss the pickle(elumichai oorugai recipe) every day by keeping under sun.Otherwise fungus will form and pickle will spoil easily.Usually the lemons are boiled ,cut and then the pickling process begins! but I have cut fresh and then started the process but previous one was my paati’s way.Don’t worry about adding some extra salt then only the pickles will not spoil easily.Even while adding oil be generous so that we can keep the pickles longer.

elumichai oorugai recipe /lemon pickle tamilnadu style

 

INGREDIENTS:
For marination:

Lemons – 15(medium)
Turmeric powder – 2-3tsp
Salt according to taste(rock salt only)

For tempering and mixing:

Red-chilli powder – 4-5tbsp(add more if you want it more spicy)
Roasted fenugreek powder – 1 tbsp
Asafoetida – 1/2 tbsp
Oil(gingelly oil) – 100 gm(adjust according to need)
Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp

METHOD:
For marination:

elumichai oorugai recipe /lemon pickle

1.First wash lemon and dry thoroughly.
2.Cut lemons into 4 or 6 parts.
3.Squeeze some juice into it while cutting.
4.Take this in a porcelain or glass container.
5.Mix extra high salt to it with turmeric powder.
6.Cover it with a white cotton cloth or muslin.
7.Should daily mix and keep it under sunlight for 6-7 days repeating the same daily.

For tempering and mixing:

8.Add asafoetida,chillipowder and roasted fenugreek powder to the marinated lemon.
9.Mix everything.
10.Heat oil in a kadai add mustard let it crackle.
11.Add it little by little and mix everything.
12.Store it a glass or jadiĀ  container.
13.The taste matures day by day.

 

elumichai oorugai recipe /lemon pickle tamilnadu style

elumichai oorugai recipe /lemon pickle tamilnadu style

marination for 3-7 days prep time - 30 minutes

Ingredients

    For marination:
  • Lemons - 15(medium)
  • Turmeric powder - 2-3tsp
  • Salt according to taste(rock salt only)
    For tempering and mixing:
  • Redchilli powder - 4-5tbsp
  • Roasted fenugreek powder - 1 tbsp
  • Asafoetida - 1/2 tbsp
  • Oil(gingelly oil) - 100 gm
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tbsp

Instructions

    For marination:
  1. First wash lemon and dry thoroughly.
  2. Cut lemons into 4 or 6 parts.
  3. Squeeze some juice into it while cutting.
  4. Take this in a porcelain or glass container.
  5. Mix extra high salt to it with turmeric powder.
  6. Cover it with a white cotton cloth or muslin.
  7. Should daily mix and keep it under sunlight for 6-7 days repeating the same daily.
    For tempering and mixing:
  1. Add asafoetida,chillipowder and roasted fenugreek powder to the marinated lemon.
  2. Mix everything.
  3. Heat oil in a kadai add mustard let it crackle.
  4. Add it little by little and mix everything.
  5. Store it a glass container.
  6. The taste matures day by day.

Notes

Little oil should float above the pickle mixture so that pickle can last longer. Use only gingelly oil for pickles. Wash and wipe lemons dry before chopping. Extra crystal salt is always needed for the pickles to last longer. Add only roasted fenugreek powder to the pickles. Store only in glass or porcelain containers. If using little oil then you should store in refrigerator. Use sterilized bottles for storing

 

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11 thoughts on “elumichai oorugai recipe /lemon pickle tamilnadu style

  1. Authentic traditional methods are the best. Your write up reminded me of my mother’s flawless pickling process which used to happen every summer. Ah loved the post! You were the only one your patti relied on – beautiful memories/anecdotes…thank you for sharing. lip smacking pickle, to say the least. Mouthwatering Vani looking at the pictures!

  2. Ooo super , relish I can totally imagine eating this oorugai with some thayir sadam, excellent share Vani

  3. Elumichai oorugai ennoda favourite. Now I have got a purely authentic recipe that I was searching since a long time.
    Romba nandri

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