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Citron Pickle

Citron Pickle | Citron Green Chilli Pickle

Easy and spicy Citron Pickle recipe using bird eye chilli. Best served with paratha's, curd rice.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Resting time 7 d
Total Time 20 mins
Course Pickle
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Servings 1 jar

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Citron (Narthangai)
  • 1/2 to 3/4 Cup Salt as required

For the Masala

  • 1.5 tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 TBSP Bird Eye chilli
  • 1.5 tsp Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida (Hing)
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder

For Seasoning

  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida (Hing)

Instructions
 

  • Wash and clean the citron, wipe them dry. There should be no moisture on the Citron. Take 2 citrons. 
  • Chop it into small pieces.
  • In a glass jar, add a layer of citron lemon pieces. 
  • Add a layer of rock salt.
  • Again add a layer of Citron lemon. 
  • Then add a layer of rock salt.
  • Repeat the same process. 
  • Close the lid tightly. 
  • Allow it to rest for 5 days in a cool dry place.
  • After 5 days mix everything well.
  • Close the lid and keep it for 2 more days. Finally after 7 days prepare the masala and mix with salted citron.
  • For Preparing the masala, in a pan take 1.5 tsp of fenugreek seeds. 
  • Roast for 30 seconds (No Oil - Low Flame). 
  • Then add 1 tsp of mustard seeds.
  • Next add 1 tbsp of bird eye chilli. (Adjust the spice based on your taste)
  • Roast for 5-10 seconds.
  • Then add 1.5 tsp Cumin and roast for 30seconds. 
  • Switch off the flame and cool it for sometime. 
  • Once cooled, transfer to mixi jar.  
  • Add 1/4 tsp Asafoetida (Hing). 
  • Next add 1 tsp Turmeric powder. 
  • Blend it into a coarse powder without adding water. 
  • Once powdered, make sure there are no lumps. 
  • Mix the salted citron lemon and spice mixture. (Have reserved half the quantity for preparing Citron pickle with red chilli).
  • Coat well with spice mixture.
  • Transfer to the glass jar for storing. 
  • For Seasoning (it increases the shelf life of pickle). 
  • Heat 1 tsp of Oil. 
  • Once the oil is heated, add 1/2 tsp mustard seeds. 
  • Then add 1/4 tsp cumin and 1/4 tsp asafoetida. 
  • Roast it well.
  • It will start to splutter. Then switch off the flame. 
  • Allow it to cool for sometime. 
  • Put the seasoning on top of the pickle. 
  • Close the lid tightly.
  • Store in s cool dry place. 
  • Citron & green chilli pickle is ready to serve. 

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Notes

HOW TO MAKE CITRON PICKLE WITH STEP BY STEP PHOTOS: 

  1. Wash and clean the citron, wipe them dry. There should be no moisture on the Citron. Take 2 citrons. 
  2. Chop it into small pieces.Citron Pickle
  3. In a glass jar, add a layer of citron lemon pieces. Citron Pickle
  4. Add a layer of rock salt.Citron Pickle
  5. Again add a layer of Citron lemon. Citron Pickle
  6. Then add a layer of rock salt.Citron Pickle
  7. Repeat the same process. Citron Pickle
  8. Close the lid tightly. Citron Pickle
  9. Allow it to rest for 5 days in a cool dry place.Citron Pickle
  10. After 5 days mix everything well.Citron Pickle
  11. Close the lid and keep it for 2 more days. Finally after 7 days prepare the masala and mix with salted citron.Citron Pickle
  12. For Preparing the masala, in a pan take 1.5 tsp of fenugreek seeds. Citron Pickle
  13. Roast for 30 seconds (No Oil - Low Flame). Citron Pickle
  14. Then add 1 tsp of mustard seeds.Citron Pickle
  15. Next add 1 tbsp of bird eye chilli. (Adjust the spice based on your taste)Citron Pickle
  16. Roast for 5-10 seconds.Citron Pickle
  17. Then add 1.5 tsp Cumin and roast for 30seconds. Citron Pickle
  18. Switch off the flame and cool it for sometime. Citron Pickle
  19. Once cooled, transfer to mixi jar. Citron Pickle
  20. Add 1/4 tsp Asafoetida (Hing). Citron Pickle
  21. Next add 1 tsp Turmeric powder. Citron Pickle
  22. Blend it into a coarse powder without adding water. Citron Pickle
  23. Once powdered, make sure there are no lumps.
  24. Mix the salted citron lemon and spice mixture. Coat well with spice. Citron Pickle
  25. Transfer to the glass jar for storing.
  26. For Seasoning (it increases the shelf life of pickle).
  27. Heat 1 tsp of Oil.
  28. Once the oil is heated, add 1/2 tsp mustard seeds.
  29. Then add 1/4 tsp cumin and 1/4 tsp asafoetida.
  30. Roast it well.
  31. It will start to splutter. Then switch off the flame.
  32. Allow it to cool for sometime.
  33. Put the seasoning on top of the pickle. Citron Pickle
  34. Close the lid tightly.
  35. Store in s cool dry place.
  36. Citron & green chilli pickle is ready to serve.
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