Friday, November 20, 2009

Apple Dhideer Uppinakayi / Pickle

My sister made this kind of dhideer (instant) pickle with raw mango. I have always loved this in many weddings in Karnataka. I actually had this sometime back here in U.S at a party where they had added couple of apples to it. I loved the sweet, sour taste of it. Two days back, when I was grocery shopping, I saw Granny smith apples and suddenly it was a 'light bulb' moment. I bought them for making pickle and the result was finger licking pickle which was ready almost instantly.

Here is the recipe for it..

Tart Granny Smith apples - 2 big washed, cored and diced.
salt to taste
Chilli powder to taste - I used about 2 tsp.
Oil - 2 TBSP.
Fenugreek seeds (methi seeds) - 1/2 tsp.
mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Hing - a big pinch
Turmeric - a big pinch.

Place chopped apples in a bowl. Sprinkle salt and mix. Add the chilli powder and turmeric on the top. Heat the pan and dry roast the methi seeds till golden. Keep aside. Heat oil in the same pan and when hot, add mustard seeds and hing. When they splutter, add this hot oil to the apples in the bowl pouring it on the top of chilli powder and turmeric. Mix well. Adjust the salt if needed. Powder the roasted methi seeds and mix with the apples. Cover and let it stand for 20 minutes and the pickle is ready. Goes well with south indian meal or just like a snack if you wish.

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  1. I do somewat the same if i bought green apples...looks yumm!

  2. Better way to eat apples, right. Dhideer picle ounds kool, easy to fix and also consumes less salt+oil, guilt free indulgence:)


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