Turmeric pickle

imageThis turmeric pickle stays fresh for long time if you keep it in a refrigerator. I grow turmeric in my garden so every fall when I harvest fresh turmeric, I make this pickle for whole year. This pickle is spicy, healthy and full of flavor.

Let’s make a turmeric pickle.

Ingredients:
2 cups fresh turmeric. Peeled, washed, towel dry and sliced or shredded.
2 tsp salt or less according to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
3 table spoon red chili powder. Add more or less according to your taste.
2 tsp mustard seeds crushed.
2 tsp fenugreek seeds crushed.
2 tsp pickle masala available in any Indian grocery stores. You can make this pickle without pickle masala too. I like to add pickle masala for extra taste.
1 tsp sugar.
2 fresh lemon’s juice. Make sure you take out seeds.
1 cup mustard oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
Pinch of hing or asafetida powder.
You can use any spice more or less , if you don’t like taste of mustard oil  you can use half mustard oil and half olive oil.

Cooking:
Now let’s heat oil in a saucepan on a medium heat
When oil starts moving around in pan, that means oil is ready
Add mustard seeds
When mustard seeds starts spluttering or cracking turnoff the heat, take oil pan to one side .
Add pinch of hing in hot oil and let it cool.
While oil is cooling
Prepare turmeric for pickle
In a large bowl
Place shredded turmeric
Add salt, turmeric powder and lemon juice first
Mix it well until incorporated.
Now add remaining ingredients
Starting with
Crushed mustard seeds
Crushed fenugreek seeds
Pickle masala if you have
Red chili powder
Sugar
Mix all the spices well in shredded turmeric
Now wait for oil to cool down completely.
Meanwhile make jar ready for pickle by washing with
Dish detergent in hot water and dry completely.
By this time oil should be cool and ready to use
Add oil in turmeric pickle
Mix it all well until everything incorporated.
Your turmeric pickle is ready to store in a jar.
Keep it refrigerated

Your turmeric pickle is ready to enjoy with your everyday meals. It’s healthy for you and adds touch of a zest to any food you eat with.

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