Bread Stuffed with Spicy Potatoes
Any Indian meal is not complete without a selection of side dishes and condiments. Lime pickle is a classic condiment that is eaten with many dishes, it not just to dip your crispy poppadoms into it is so much more.
In India this pickle is made with lemons (nimbu means lemons). This is because the lemons are much smaller in size then european ones and they have a very thin outer peel. Also the climate over there means pickles like this soften much more quickly. I have also added a quick method below which involves steaming the limes to help soften them more quickly.
There are many ways of making this pickle and sometimes I also add ginger and garlic in step one. Others also like to add the same amount of sugar to give a slight sweet and spicy flavour. Once you have this basic recip under your belt you can start to add your own twists to it.
This is a very tangy pickle because all the acidity is drawn out of the limes but it's beautifully balanced with the salt and chilli.
This is a uniquely flavoured pickle that makes a wonderful gift to give to your friends.
This pickle can be stored for up to a year. Ensure that no water is introduced into the pickle. This makes a tangy pickle for nibbles as well as a side for your main dishes. You can substitute the limes for lemons, green mangoes or aubergines instead.
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