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Cucumber Pickle – a lipsmacking experience :)

Come
summer, and we are all looking for a zillion ways to beat the heat right ? Think
smoothies/ raithas/ mocktails– just about anything that would take just very
little time to make and then make a dash to the pool !!

Today’s
dish will let you do that – a yummy pickle thats quick to make, great to taste
and a keeper surelyJCucumber Pickle was new to me as well till I made
it..And boy ! Did we love it or what ?? S packed a whole box to his office
where it got promptly polished off, and I loved to mix this with plain steamed
rice or even lap it up with ParathasJ 

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Its
tantalizingly good, and although am not a great fan of pickles, this version
surely will feature regularly on my dining table – summer months or not ! I
usually make Pachadior Raitha or even Dal with Cucumbers, but making this
lipsmacking pickle was a new culinary high for me ! 

Do
try it out and let me know how you liked it. For now, this will go to my own
event – Pickles/ Preserves Fest & a Giveaway (no,I am not eligible for the giveaway, but you are!)Hurry,
and do link your entries for a wonderful giveaway! Also to Jayanthi who is hosting WTML& Krithi/ Denny’s Serve it – Preserved

Lets get to the recipe now…

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Prep time – 20 mins

No cooking required

Makes – Approx 150 – 200 gms of Pickle

Keeps for approximately a month or two (under refrigeration)

Difficulty level – medium

Serving SuggestionsParathas/ Idli /
Dosa/ Plain steamed rice / Curd or yoghurt rice

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Ingredients:

(the quantities in the picture are only indicative but not actual measurements)

  • Cucumber (very tender variety) – 250 gms (or 2
    medium sized ones)
  • Cooking Oil – ¼ cup (I used sunflower oil, but feel
    free to substitute with any flavourless oil)
  • Salt – to taste ( I used approx 3 TBSP)
  • Lemon juice – ¼ cup

Pickle Masala powder:

  • Methi / Fenugreek seeds – 2 TBSP
  • Mustard seeds – 1 TBSP
  • Red Chilli powder – 3 TBSP
  • Asafoetida /Hing– ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
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Pickle Ingredients


Method:

1) Wash and pat dry the cucumbers. Deseed them and
cube them. Lay the pieces on a plate lined with absorbent tissues.

2) Pat them dry with another paper towel.

3) For the pickle masala: Dry roast methi (fenugreek
seeds) and mustard seeds separately. Powder them in a stone mortar (or briefly
pulse them in a spice grinder). The former method of using a stone and pestle
is preferred as heat from the mixer grinder doesn’t bear well with any pickle.
Also dry roast the red chilli powder, turmeric and asafoetida separately and transfer
to a plate.

4) Sterilise a glass jar (or a ceramic container). Dry
thoroughly with a soft clean muslin cloth.

5) In a large clean glass bowl, add the cucumbers, the
ingredients of the pickle masala (powdered mustard, powdered fenugreek,
asafoetida , red chilli powder and turmeric powder) and give it a nice stir.

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Pickle Consistency after two days

6) Now add the salt, lemon juice and oil and with a clean
dry wooden spoon, mix the pickle well.

7) Keep lightly covered for 1 hour. The pickle will
become oozy and irresistibly aromaticJ

8) Stir once more and transfer to the sterilised container.

9) Refrigerate and use as required. I made a slightly
large quantity, so it lasted for almost a month.

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18 Comments

  1. Priya Suresh

    Lipsmacking pickle definitely..super droolworthy..

  2. Hari Chandana P

    Woww. .Awesome and tempting pickle.. Thanks for sharing !!
    Indian Cuisine

  3. Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen

    Very tempting pics kalyani, mouth-watering!!!

  4. chef and her kitchen

    lip smacking pickle…very tempting

  5. wow!!!cucumber pickle looks so tempting and delicious..will try this very soon..

  6. havent heard about this pickle before will try it thanks

  7. Nayana Shetti

    Super delicious pickle.. m drooling,, thanks for this:)
    http://nayana-homesweethome.blogspot.com/

  8. Never considered pickling cucumber this way. i always wanted to try pickling them in just vinger but now I wanna try this first… 🙂

  9. Spice up the Curry

    looks awesome. nice photos

  10. Rumana Rawat

    Must try this recipe..

  11. Yum, never had something like this, looks delicious.

  12. I almost thought it was lemon pickle…it looks so tempting and I'm sure it must have tasted fantastic….thanks for linking…Jayanthi(www.sizzlingveggies.com)

  13. KrithisKitchen

    This is awesome… wish you could send this to our event..
    Serve It – Preserved

  14. Perspectivemedley

    true to description – lip smacking!!.. perfect clicks. I've never heard of hot pickle with cucumber.

  15. Sangeetha M

    wow…super pickle Kalyani!! looks too tempting…bookmarked!!
    Spicy Treats

  16. Superb.

  17. Hi
    Looks so tempting I am gonna make this… thanks for the recipe…

  18. Prepared this just now,my home is full of aroma…allowed to rest it for 1 hr as mentioned,cant wait until I taste it….thanks for the recipe….

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