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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Kalakai pickle ( Karonda )

Kalakai
Kalakai is a small kind of berry grows on shrubs. In Hindi it is called as Karonda, in Tamil we call it as Kalakai, in Telugu, wakay okachettu and the botanical name is Carissa Carandas. They are very sour in taste and hence they are commonly used in pickle. Simple and easy to make, here is the recipe...

Kalakai Pickle
Ingredients
  • Kalakai - 3 cups
  • Gingelly Oil - 50 ml
  • Fenugreek Seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Red Chilly powder - 4 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste
Kalakai Pickle
Method
  • Wash the berries throughly and cut them into half and take out the seeds from it and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a wok, add fenugreek and mustard seeds allow it to splutter.
  • Then add red chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt to it and mix well.
  • Next add the kalakai to it and saute in the oil till it becomes soft and completely cooked.
  • Allow it to cool and store it in a bottle.

36 comments:

Prathibha said...

Yeah I know these...ate long back..I love the sour taste of it..pickle looks so yummy

Priya said...

It has been ages i had kalakais, pickle looks truly tempting..

Sharmilee! :) said...

This kalakai pickle is totally new to me..looks perfect for curd rice

Padhu said...

I too have prepared this pickle and have taken photos but have not yet published .We have the tree in our hours and we all love that pickle for its nice taste.

Sanjeeta kk said...

I don't get Karondas here, in Rajasthan its readily available. Get it and make it next time I visit there. Good recipe.

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice click valar, looks yum but never heard of this pickle before...

Nandini said...

Wow! This pickle is lovely! So spicy!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely click! Would love to have the pickle!

Rachana said...

I have never had this pickle and I must admit it looks so very tempting! And, the photos are amazing :-)

Satya said...

very new pickle to me ...looks so tempting ..thanks for sharing valar

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Sailaja Damodaran said...

I remember my grandma....yummy with curd rice

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

thanks for sharing dear! this is totally new for me...luks wounderfull.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

We had this tree in our backyard....but not anymore....Tastes best with rice preparation. Your clicks are tempting
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Shama Nagarajan said...

tempting spicy pickle

aipi said...

I love this pickle, very tempting!

Suman Singh said...

mouth watering pickle...

shahana said...

OMG! Wat a beautiful presentaion n click.Looks so inviting...

GEETHA ACHAL said...

இந்த காயினை பார்த்தாக நியபகம் இல்லை...இதற்கு வேறு எதாவது பேர் இருக்கின்றது...இதனை விநாயகர் சதுர்த்திக்கு சாமிக்கு படைக்கும் காய இது...இல்லை இது வேறா....சூப்பப்ர் ஊறுகாய்...

Khaugiri said...

Hey I saw this in Gandhi bazar, but was not knowing what to make from it...thanks for sharing.

Sadhana said...

The pickle looks yummy dear!!!

sowmya's creative saga said...

new to me..looks yumm

Nithu said...

Oh! It's mouth watering. I love to eat kalakai just like that. Reminds me of my school days.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Kalakai pickle is very new to me,I have not yet tasted kalakai before! Sounds yummmy!

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

First time here and simply loved your recipes especially your clicks. Happy to follow you !!! Kalakai pickle is new to me..sounds interesting !!

TREAT AND TRICK said...

This is so yummy but I never tasted karonda before, great click dear..

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Pickle looks very delicious and mouthwatering... No clues that pickles can be made out of this I remember my MIL mention about these berries!!!

Rachana said...

The pickle looks truly tempting! Beautiful clicks!

Rithu said...

Nice work here, lovely pictures and recipes. am planning to start a blog of my own would love to know which picture editor you are using. Thanks for your help in advance.

-Rithu

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Rithu Congrats and Best of luck for your new blog. I use Picasa and Flickr for editing my pictures. If you need more details, email me. Thanks.

sangeeta said...

Loved this pickle . We get white pink karondas here , though this variety is available sometimes too.

Padma said...

Looks mouthwatering Valar. But somehow missed eating them during my stay though I saw them in shops many times.

Mano Saminathan said...

I had these long time back! Wonderful click! Nice pickle recipe!!

Pushpa said...

Yummy kalakai pickle.Thanks for sharing.

Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hi,

The pickle is new to me but looks yummy..

Dr.Sameena@

www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Suma Rajesh said...

wooo its the somthing unique pickle..looks great yaar..

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