Dried bilimbi pickle

Dried bilimbi pickle
Dried bilimbi pickle. Photo: Roshni Nedungadi

This dried bilimbi pickle could be stored in air tight containers for up to a year. Check out the recipe.

2 big cups bilimbi (rub salt and dry under the sun)
5 tbsp chilli powder
2 tbsp fenugreek powder
2 tsp asafoetida powder
200 ml sesame oil
½ cup garlic (sliced)
Salt as required
2 small cups vinegar

Heat sesame oil in a pan
Fry the dried bilimbi for 5 minutes on medium flame
Take it off the flame before adding salt, garlic, fenugreek powder, chilli powder and asafoetida powder
Mix well
Add vinegar too
Turn on the flame and cook for 5 more minutes on medium flame
Allow the pickle to cool down
Store in air tight container in the fridge for up to a year.
Note: Do not use steel, aluminium or iron vessels to make bilimbi pickle. Make sure to transfer the pickle into a container or a glass jar as soon as it cools down.

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