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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Kalakai pickle ( Karonda )

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
  • 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
  • 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.
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