Fresh Turmeric Ginger Pickle In Lemon Juice, is a tangy pickle made from fresh yellow and white turmeric roots, ginger, green chillies and without the typical pickle spices. These roots are immersed in lemon juice and refrigerated. The use of green chillies is totally optional, but it does give a nice flavour to the pickle.
This pickle is very good for digestion and our health as fresh ginger and turmeric both have various benefits, not to forget the vitamin C from the lemon juice! Well, I was introduced to this pickle in the unlikeliest of places, a hospital! Many years back, when I was very ill and had to be admitted to a hospital, there was an old lady on the bed beside mine. She was a Gujrati, and I think this is their speciality. When she observed that I couldn’t consume much food, she offered this pickle to me, which awakened my taste buds!
It is from that lady, that I got this recipe where I added the green chillies and asafoetida on my mom’s advice. This pickle can be had with meals even when we are sick! That’s it’s best benefit! It is a delicious and nutritious accompaniment to any meal!
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Here’s the recipe for Fresh Turmeric Ginger Pickle In Lemon Juice….
Prep Time : 35 min
Serves : 2 cups Pickle
Cup Used : 200 ml
- 3/4 cup Sliced Fresh Yellow Turmeric Root
- 3/4 cup Sliced Fresh White Turmeric Root (Aambe Halad i.e. the turmeric root which has an aroma of a raw mango and is white in colour)
- 1/2 cup Sliced Fresh Ginger
- 3 – 4 Green Chillies …. Chopped
- 1 1/4 cup Lemon Juice (7-8 lemons approximately)
- 1/2 tsp Asafoetida
- 3/4 tsp Black Salt…. Optional
- Salt to taste
- To make the Fresh Turmeric Ginger Pickle In Lemon Juice, first wash the turmeric, ginger, green chillies and the lemons.
- Peel the turmeric and ginger and slice them.
- Chop the green chillies and extract juice from the lemons.
- Transfer all ingredients to a mixing bowl, add asafoetida, black salt and salt to taste.
- Mix well and transfer to a dry glass jar. Refrigerate and use as desired.
- Serve the delicious Fresh Turmeric Ginger Pickle In Lemon Juice with a meal of Papdichi Bhaaji, Steamed Rice and Nutri Daal Fry.