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Vella Naranga Curry/Achar



Vella Naranga Curry/Achar

Vella Naranga Achar/lemon curry/pickle is a quick side dish  served during Sadhya. The  spiciness of this white lemon curry is from green chilly.The best chilly to use is kandari mulaku/bird eye chilly. They are small but quite spicy and imparts good flavor to this lemon pickle. These type of sadhya pickle and condiments are meant to instant recipes and that is served on the same day. So they do not have much shelf life. The lemon is first steamed or boiled to make the skin soft and bring out the lemon flavor and can be served immediately with rice.

Ingredients


Lemon- 6- 8 medium sized
Kandari muluku- 12
(or green chilly- 5 chopped)
Fenugreek powder- 1/2 tsp
Hing powder- 1/2 tsp
Ginger thinly sliced- 2 tbs
Garlic sliced- 2 tbs
Curry leaves- a few
Gingerly oil- 2 tbs
mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Sugar- 1/2 tsp
salt to taste


Steam or boil the lemon till the skin is soft. If boiling take it before the skin cracks open. Allow it to cool, wipe dry and cut into pieces. Boil one cup of water and allow to cool a bit.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When it splutters add chopped ginger,curry leaves,garlic and green chilly (make small slits on each) and saute till there is a nice aroma.
Add hing powder followed by sliced lemon. Add one cup of boiled water and salt. Reduce the flame and allow to simmer and thicken.Finally add sugar and fenugreek powder and mix. Allow this to cool down and transfer to air tight jar. You can store and refrigerate for about a week.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!

Comments

  1. Wow ! what an exotic dish. looks yum and a very unique recipe Suja

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  2. Fantastic recipe and drool worth pickle..

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  3. Looks like a super delicious dish a new one to me :) Nice clicks!!

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  4. Yummy and tangy dish. Looks irresistible one.

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  5. New and very interesting dish..

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  6. Slurp..achar looks droolworthy and makes me drool.

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  7. something different achar for me. nice flavors

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  8. wow...lip smacking pickle!!! Great click as always :)

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  9. hmmmm yummy looking achar..n a new one to me

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  10. look really tempting , i'm drooling

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  11. Tongue tickling pickle...Looks so yum..would love to have with some curd rice

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  12. Hey love this curry a lot, authentic kerala dishes..finger licking dish

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  13. Drooling here Suja..My all time fav pickle..Even we call it naranga curry..Yummy !

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  14. Mouthwatering and finger licking pickle.

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  15. Mouth watering.. Am drooling.. One of my favs :)

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  16. very tempting achar... I'm drooling... I'm a new blogger... Do visit my blog.. http://kitchenserenity.blogspot.in/

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  17. Looks yummy,Suja! :)
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  18. Have never had this or even seen this, but I really want to make it.

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  19. I have never seen this pickle, but I really like the way it has been done, I will surely try it. Thanks for the recipe

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  20. Another favourite! Goes so well with rice/kanji.

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  21. Ravile thanne sadya orma vannu,kothipichuu ..love the tangy flavors in there,tongue tickling one!!

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  22. looks so tempting suja.. want to try this..

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  23. That pickle made my mouth water, nice pics too!

    Puja

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  24. achar luks Yummy n mouthwatering!!
    MAHA

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  25. Very new to me dear . Tempting
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  26. Mouth-watering pickle, the recipe sounds interesting!

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