Karonde & Mirchi Ki Sabji Recipe (An Instant Pickle with Seasonal Indian Berries)
A Natal plum pickle-rare but popular recipe
The Karonde & Mirchi Ki Sabji Recipe is a very traditional pickle that you can find in Northern India. Karonde is called Natal plum in english "Carissa carandas" being its scientific name. Its a berry like tart fruit which grows in the Himalayas. Karonde is rich in Iron and Vitamin C, in the north the most often used to make a simple karonde and mirchi ki sabji used as an instant pickle and eaten along with Parathas for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
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- 200 grams Natal plum (Karonde) , chopped into bite size pieces
- 200 grams Green Chillies , chopped
- 1 tablespoon Cooking oil
- 1 pinch Asafoetida (hing)
- Salt , to taste
- 1/2 Lemon , juiced
How to make Karonde & Mirchi Ki Sabji Recipe (An Instant Pickle with Seasonal Indian Berries)
To begin making the Karonde & Mirchi Ki Sabji Recipe, first prepare all the ingredients and keep them ready by the side.
Heat oil in a pan, add the asafoetida and stir for a few seconds.
Add the cleaned and chopped karonde and green chillies into the oil along with salt to taste.
Cover the pan and cook the Karonde & Mirchi Ki Sabji on low heat for about 10 to 12 minutes until its good to eat. Once done, turn off the heat, transfer to a serving bowl and serve.
Serve the Karonde & Mirchi Ki Sabji with Parathas for breakfast, lunch or dinner or store in an airtight container in the fridge upto a week.
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