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Gooseberry Pickle (Nellikai Oorugai)

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Nellikai Oorugai (Gooseberry Pickle) is a popular pickle variety across South India, especially during the hot summer season. They are best served with curd rice.
Nellikai / Gooseberry
Big Gooseberries (Nellikai) – 4 cups
Salt – 1 cup
Chilli Powder – 1 cup
Oil – 1/4 cup
Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Lemon – 6
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp

Dry roast and powder:
Fenugreek – 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp

1. Steam cook the gooseberries in pressure cooker till one whistle.
2. Allow it to cool. Remove  inner seed and separate into flakes.
3. Mix with salt, turmeric, chilli powder and lemon juice.
4. Heat oil, add mustard seeds and when it splitters remove from fire.
5. Cool down to room temperature and mix with pickle, along with powdered spices.

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Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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