Nimbu ka Achaar

Nimbu ka Achaar
Nimbu ka achaar is a spicy and tangy achaar which is very delicious and stays for a long time, It is a unique pickle with a sweet and sour Flavour.
Recipe Type: Pickles
Cuisine: Indian
Preperation Time: 40 Mins 
Cooking Time:  10 Mins 
Total Time: 2-3 Hours 50 Mins
Serving: 500 grams
9 Limes, approx 700 grams
water, to cover the Limes by 1 inch
salt to taste 
For Masala
15 garlic cloves, finely choppe
50 grams ginger, finely chopped
4 sprigs of curry leaves
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
1 tablespoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon asafoetida powder
1/2 cup sesame oil (125 ml)
1/2 cup vinegar
salt to taste
1 tablespoon jaggery
To begin making the Spicy Lime Pickle Recipe, in a large sauce pan; bring to boil the whole limes with water and salt. Reduce to medium flame and and simmer for 20 minutes until the lemons are soft. Drain the liquids and allow the lemons to cool. Once cooled cut into small bits (what we did was – cut each Lime into 8 quarters, further each quarter into 3-4 pieces)
In a small bowl, combine the chilli and turmeric powder in a small amount of water to make a paste and keep aside. By mixing masala powder in water, it prevents the powders from burning as soon as they hit the hot pan.
Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed pan on low heat; add in the mustard seeds and allow it to crackle. Then add in the fenugreek seeds and curry leaves and stir for about a minute.
Stir in the chopped ginger and garlic and sauté for about 10 minutes on medium flame. Add in the powder paste and stir for 4 minutes. Next add in the chopped lemonds and stir well, check for salt and adjust to taste. Finally add in the jaggery and turn off the heat. Stir all the ingredients until well combined. Allow the mixture to cool. 
In a separate pan, add in the vinegar and bring it to a boil. Once cooled stir it into the Spicy Lime Pickle mixture. Transfer to a glass jar and store.

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