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Monday, March 22, 2010

KALAAKAAI PICKLE (KIWI BERRY PICKLE)

INGREDIENTS:

KaLAkAi(small variety) - 5 cups
Rock Salt - 1/2 cup
Chilli powder - 1/2 cup
Methi seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Hing - 1/s tsp.
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp.
Oil - 1 ladle

METHOD:

Take out the stalk from the kalakkais(kiwi berries), wash well and dry it with a clean towel.

In a heavy bottomed pan, heat half of the oil, add mustard seeds, hing & turmeric powder. When mustard seeds splutter, add the kalakkais. When it shrinks without any water, add in methi seeds, salt and chilli powder. Mix well. Add in the remaining oil, saute for 2 minutes and take it off the stove. When cool`transfer to a sterile bottle. This can be used for a month or two when refrigerated. If the kalakkais are not sour enough, you can squeeze in the juice of two lemons. NOTE: If done with the big variety, slit the kalakaais, pat the seeds out and prepare as said.


31 comments :

  1. Thanks.It is decades since I had kalaakkai.I will look for it in the market(not sure about its easy availability) and have it made.It will go well with a bowl of cool curd rice.The pic makes it mouth watering.

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  2. wow..this looks superb :)..thanks for visiting my blog and sharing your thoughts :)

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  3. fantastic dish..looks so colourful!!

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  4. I have never had kalakka. I never knew its edible. Thanks for posting this.

    Di i get this in bangalore or in tamilnadu ?

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  5. Wow..this is yummm.. Mom used to add this small kalakai to Kaara paniyaaram.

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  6. It is available everywhere chennai and bangalore

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  7. Mouth watering pic!!Though I never had kalakka...
    Thanks for sharing ...
    Deepa

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  8. This looks yum..never thought of this pickle..

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  9. Never tasted this pickle..sounds n looks wonderful..

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  10. wow..pickle is our fav too..looks yummo!!
    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  11. It is eons that I had kalakkai. the colour is so beautiful - Lata Raja

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  12. Very innovative recipe new to me.. wondeful job.. thanks for sharing - Hari Chandana

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  13. Oh! I love both big and small kelakai.. reminding my school days which we eat just with salt and chilli powder itslef. sour, salty & spicy.... vaai uridhu pickle partha - Pavithra

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  14. Awesome!!! Pickle looks so spicy and yummy!!Exactly the way i like it to be..Delicious.!!!!

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  15. Hi, new to ur blog....nice collection of recipes....welcome to my blog too...following u...:)

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  16. I remember my chinna patti making this........mouthwatering.I love the sourness of this fruit/veg.

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  17. Woww thats a spicy and tempting pickle...marvellous!!

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  18. Hello Shanthi, you have a nice blog with excellent recipes. Kalaakaai pickle is a good one and looks interesting. Happy to follow you.

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  19. mouth watering pickle..please do collect ur gift from my blog

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  20. What a spicy pickle. looks mouthwatering:)

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  21. awesome pickle.making pickle with kalakai is new to me.nice click

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  22. Supera irukku oorga. I don't think we get kalakkai here - even if we did, I think I'll just come and eat in your place!

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  23. Recently my sis sent me a box of this pickle it was soo delicious.

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  24. I have heard about kalakkai,but not yet tasted,looks mouthwatering!

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  25. wow i love this kiwi berry pickle...looks tempting...lovely recipe

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  26. This is one of my fav. lovely

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  27. Never seen this vegetable. Sounds yummy.

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  28. An interesting recipe, never have seen someone cooking this !! Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Could someone please let me know what the true botanical Names are for the Gooseberry and the red variety of the borum ( Behr ) Michael ( mdforbes@hotmail.com )

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