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Drumstick pickle

You give any vegetable to a Telugu lady, she will prepare a pickle or chutney (pachadi in Telugu)out of it! Drumstick is a nutritious vegetable and pickles are probiotic. So let’s make this healthy pickle with minimum oil.

Oil is generally used in pickles to preserve them for long time. Now a days as we can store the pickles in the fridge oil used can be reduced by 75%. Best is to prepare small quantities and consume with in three months.

The same method can be followed for pickling brinjal, bitter gourd and dosakai. Dosakai is a squash with high moisture content so you need to marinate only for one hour.

Ingredients :

• Drumstick – 2
• Tamarind – 2 lemon sized balls
• Turmeric powder – 1 teaspoon
• Salt – 2 tablespoons
• Mustard seeds – 2 tablespoons
• Fenugreek – 1 tablespoon
• Red chili powder – 2 tablespoons
• Til oil – 2 tablespoons.

Method :

1. Wash and wipe the drumstick completely dry. Cut into two inch pieces.
2. In a bowl mix the drumstick, salt, turmeric powder and tamarind. Allow to marinate for one day.
3. Separate the drumsticks and sundry in a shallow bowl for around two hours. If there is no sunshine you can skip this step but be sure to store the pickle in the fridge.
4. Grind the tamarind mixture to a smooth paste without adding water.
5. Mix the drumstick, tamarind paste and all the dry powders. Leave to marinate for two days.
6. Your pickle is ready. Store in glass bottles in the fridge.