Tangy, spicy and a wee-bit sour, Kerala Naranga Achar or Lemon Pickle is one of the main dishes for Kerala Sadya.
Nope! I wasn't a fan of Naranga Achar. I am a pickle person and would love to have my rice with accompaniments and a spicy achar. However, I was loyal to the traditional Mango Pickle until recently. It all changed when I started having a side of Lemon pickle with Biriyani.
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Homemade pickles are definitely much better than store-bought ones because at least you know the amount of salt and oil that goes into it. Again, I always thought making pickles at home was a tedious task and resorted to the easiest way of picking them up from supermarkets or asking my Mum to make it for me. However, last summer, the husband got home with two crates of raw mango one day, and I know it was time to try my hand in pickle making. Needless to say, I distributed to my neighbors and to the Officer's Mess. 🙂
One of the easiest recipes to make, Kerala Lemon Pickle is made with the small yellow lemon variety. This quick to make achar will be ready to consume in three days for it will be extremely sour soon after the preparation.
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That's all for now!
Do you make pickles at home? Let me know.
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My theme for the A to Z Challenge this year is '26 Kerala Dishes that have my heart', where I would share a multitude of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes from the Spice Capital of the World- Kerala!
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