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Kerala is famous in variety of pickles. Here is the ingredients and preparation of lemon pickle. This is a very tasty delicious dish and is the one of the most special dish of Keralites. Lemon is a citrus fruit which have many benefits. This is a healthy nutritional fruit and have many advantages if it is included our diet . There is low saturated fats in this fruit. Citric acid present in the lemon help in the digestion of food. Vitamin C is present in lemon which helps in preventing the scurvy disease. Also it provide health and immunity power to the body. There is small amount of vitamin A is present in lemon which helps in better vision of eyes and provide healthier skin. Calorific value is also less for this fruit. It also act as a powerful anti oxidants. So there is little chances for stomach problems if we include its presence in our diet.
1Moderate lemon - 2 no
2 Gingellyoil - 3/4 cup
3 Green chilly - 3 no
4 Red chilly - 4 no
5 Tamarind - 1 no
6 Turmeric powder - 1/4 table spoon
7 Chilly powder - 3 table spoon
8 Salt - As per taste
9 Asafoetida powder - 1/4 table spoon
10 powdered sugar candy - 1/4 cup
11 Mustard - 1 table spoon
How to prepare
Check whether the ingredients are present in front of us. First remove the outer skin of each lemon and then cut them in to no pieces. Take a bowl and heat the oil in it. Now add the lemon pieces along with some green chilly and red chilly and broil it. Take one cup of water and squeeze out the tamarind in the water. Now boil this water by adding ingredients such as sugar candy, powdered asafoetida, turmeric powder and the chilly powder. After boiling add the broiled lemon mixture to the bowl and make it in a paste manner. Then keep it aside. Take a pan and heat the remaining oil in it. Crack the mustard in the oil along with some curry leaf and pour it above the pickle. Then keep it aside for cooling. Now lemon pickle is ready for use. This can be stored in bottle and can be used for long time.
Lemon pickle is a very tasty delicious dish which can be prepared easily in the home. This is a healthy nutritional dish contain low saturated fat and thus helps in the digestion of the food. Stomach problems are much reduced because of the presents of the lemon and give health and immunity power to the body. It is simple in preparation and can be stored for a long time without any mess up. It also helps in achieving better vision for eyes and provide a healthier skin. So you must try to prepare this dish and write your comments about the dish.