Saturday, October 27, 2007

Naranga / Lemon Curry

Naranga curry or Lemon pickle curry is traditionally served as a pickle along with other dishes on a the banana leaf for onasadhya or any sadhya.


4 - Yellow Lemon
6 to 8 - Green chili, cut round
1/2 cup ( 4 oz ) - Water
Salt to taste
Sesame oil

Seasoning powders

4 tsp - Red chili powder
4 pinches - Fenugreek powder
1/4 tsp - Asafoedita / Hing


1 ) Take off the skin from the lemon, cut to small pieces. Marinate cut lemon pieces with green chili and salt. Keep aside for half an hour.
2 ) Keep powders mixed and ready. Warm 4 tsp sesame oil, add the powders and mix. Take care not to burn the powders. Do on low heat. Add water and bring to a good boil for a minute.

3 ) Add marinated lemon pieces and bring to a boil. Turn off stove. When cool store in a glass bottle and keep it refrigerated. Always use a dry spoon to serve. Start using from the next day.

Serve as a pickle with rice.


Lissie said...

hi pravs, i am the first one to visit! i love naranga curry. brings back memories of onasadya...

Asha said...


Siri said...

Love the lemon curry dear.. its new to me.. and the pics look gorgeous..:D

Seena said...

Prave, this is the pickle that I love most..will post mine later, it was there in onam season, would try to get one..
looks lovely, send me some.....

Happy cook said...

Delicious. The thought if it makes mu hungry

VegeYum said...

Oh, I am sitting in Sydney on holidays, leisurely catching up on blogs over a cup of coffee and the sun streaming in the window.

And I find your lemon curry! I immediately want to be back in my kitchen and cooking! It looks and sounds awesome. I will let you know how my humble attempts turn out.

neroli said...

This is tremendously beautiful. Pravs, you have a way of presenting things that make people just want to pull up to the table and dig in!

Sig said...

Nice color Pravs!

Pravs said...

Lissie: Yay ! you are :)
you are right, brings back memories of a sadya.

Asha : thanks :D

Siri : Thanks :D..if you like lemon/ lime will like this too.

Seena : Do post your recipe too. sending some you way :D

Happy cook: Then do try this naranga curry :)

Vegeyum: Wow,just loved reading your comment :) Sure, do try and let me know...will be delighted to get a feedback :)

Neroli : You know really cheer me up with your sweet and kind words. Thanks :)

Sig : Thanks sig :)

Mishmash ! said...

mouthful of water, enough to sail a ship :D

sunita said...

The colour looks gorgeous.

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Pravs......The photo rocked..........loved it girl :-)

Anonymous said...

it be appetizing
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Lakshmi said...

Loved the color..and can smell the aroma virtually..

Kribha said...

Lemon pickle. I can feel my mouth watering imagining eating this with curd rice.

Rina said...

Pravs, Thanx for the spice and sour of lemon. Whats life without some sour in it.

Padma said...

Pravs this recipes sounds like instant pickle to me, but never thought of adding water to it. How long will it last? I wanna have it right here, right now!

Pravs said...

Mishmash : Then try this pickle. really a nice one.

Sunita & Sirisha : Thanks :)

Lakshmi : do try...easy to make.

Kribha : whoa, kribha..curd rice and this sour pickle ?? won't it be too sour ?

Rina : you right rina. You need a pinch of everything to make a good life :)

Padma : you can keep in fridge after the pickle cools down and it will stay for 3 weeks or so. Just take care to use dry spoon, as you do with any pickle.