Recipes / UK

Orange rind & ginger pickle

Ingredients :

  • Orange rind – from 4 oranges (scrape the white fibre with a spoon and cut into pieces)
  • Ginger – 2tbsp
  • Green chillies – 4-6 slit
  • Curry leaves – 6-8
  • Tamarind extract – 1cup (from a medium size of tamarind)
  • Mustard seeds – 2tsp
  • Asafoetida – 1tsp
  • Red Chillies – 2 broken
  • Salt
  • Chilli powder – 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 2tsp
  • Jaggery – 1tbsp
  • Oil – 3 tbsp


  1. Heat oil in a wok and temper with mustard seeds. Once it splutters, add green chillies, ginger, red chillies, asafoetida and saute.
  2. Add the chopped orange rind, salt. Cover and cook.
  3. Add tamarind extract, chilli powder, turmeric powder and cook until the rind is soft. Finish by adding jaggery. Mix well and store it in a glass jar and refrigerate it.

Recipe contributed by Ms. Jaishree Shankar.
She is an ex-banker from Bombay, she has now been pursuing music and second cooking. She leads a team of 10 ladies and has travelled extensively to perform.

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