Bilimbi Pickle (Irumbanpuli Pickle)

Ingredients for Bilimbi Pickle (Irumbanpuli Pickle):

1. Bilimbi (Irumbanpuli) – ½ kg

2. Chilli powder – 1 big spoon

    Pickle powder – 2 big spoons

    Turmeric powder – As needed

    Mustard powdered – ½ small spoon

    Fenugreek powdered – ½ small spoon

    Salt – For taste

3. Oil – As needed

4. Mustard – 1 small spoon

    Red chillies – 2

    Curry leaves – 1 stem

5. Ginger – 1 small piece, chopped

    Green chillies (less hot) – 6, chopped

    Garlic – 10 cloves, chopped

6. Turmeric powder, pickle powder and chilli powder – As needed

How to prepare Bilimbi Pickle (Irumbanpuli Pickle)?

1. Wash bilimbis, completely remove moisture content and cut into 4 lengthy pieces each.

2. Cook bilimbis, along with ingredients no: 2 adding 1 glass water.

3. Keep it in rest for 1 day.

4. Heat oil in a pan, and temper ingredients no: 4.

5. Add ingredients no: 5 and sauté well.

6. When it turns almost fried, add bilimbis and cook for a few minutes.

7. When your bilimbi pickle thickens, put off the flame.

8. If you want, you can add extra water. Boil the pickle well.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine September 17-30, 2022

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