Tuesday, November 4, 2008

RM#2 Day 4 - Olive Pickles

Olives are highly rich in Iron n vitamin E.. Olive is the fruit of the Olive tree..these olives can be marinated n served as salads r else an appetizier among the italians...i tried out as pickles..Green olives will usually be firmer in texture after curing than black olives. Olives can be flavored by soaking them in various marinades..Olive oil is rich in antioxidants, which help to fight of free radicals causing damage to cells. It may help lower blood pressure and may protect the body against cardiovascular disease...olive oil has been added to soaps, shampoos and conditioners due to its rich, moisturising properties. It has also been used in cosmetics and as fuel for oil lamps,...here we go for the pickles..



20 nos Seedless olives

For spice powder:
1tsp Mustard seeds
1 sp Fenugreek seeds
1/4tsp Asafoetida
3 tsp Red chilli powder
1 tsp Cumin seeds

For tempering:
3tbsp Olive oil
1/cup Vinegar
1tsp Mustard seeds
3tsp Salt

Dry roast everything for spice powder except the red chilli powder..grind everything finely as powder...cut the seedless olive into two equal pieces...

Heat oil in a pan n fry the seedless olives for 5 minutes...take off from the oil n keep aside...now add the mustard seeds from ingredients 3 n let it splutters, once they done add the grinded powder in oil with red chilli powder n salt , keep the flame as simmer, stir them continously...be alert coz the powder may turns dark..to avoid this stir them well n continously..once the oil get separates from the grounded powder, add the vinegar n stir them well for 20 minutes in low flame...

Once everything is well cooked add the fried olives with them..stir them in low flame too..check for salt in case if u felt , not enough can add salt as per taste..allow them to cool for an hour n store it in a air tightened container..

Spicy olive pickles is ready...can serve them from the next day..will be very good...

Notes:
Use always dry spoons while serving pickle..else they may spoil the pickle..
Can conserve them in fridge too..
Can use them until 3 months..
Vinegar is a good preservatory for pickles...


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27 comments:

Divya Kudua said... Reply To This Comment

Hmm..Olive pickle looks good and sounds exciting..!!

Lakshmi Venkatesh said... Reply To This Comment

ur olive pickles seems to be mouth-watering. already licking my fingers.

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

The olive pickles looks so yumm. It is the first time i see pickles made from olives.

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Looks lovely,First time seeing olive pickle.Nice entry to both the events.Congrats on your award too...

Kitchen Flavours said... Reply To This Comment

Wow this sounds really gr8. Nice enty to the event.

miss v said... Reply To This Comment

i have to make these!!! nice work!

PJ said... Reply To This Comment

Never tried this pickle.Looks great.

Ramya Vijaykumar said... Reply To This Comment

Wow Olive pickles, simply awesome and tempting.

Medhaa said... Reply To This Comment

we make this in a different way will try yours next time

G.Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

it looks yummy and spicy i loved it very much...thank u for ur 2nd entry priya..

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Excellent idea Priya, Must try recipe

kamala said... Reply To This Comment

Mouthwatering priya..Love all kind of pickles.

Divya Vikram said... Reply To This Comment

nice idea of making olive pickle the indian way!

Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

Mouth watering, very clever idea of pickling olives.

Bhawana said... Reply To This Comment

wow delicious olive pickle :). Olives are very healthy, n its a good way of consuming I feel. Liked this.

Roopa said... Reply To This Comment

Wow priya, i love pickles of this kind, thanks for sharing it with us:)

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

enna kalakaren nu sollitu, neenga ipadi kalakalama.. enna ennamo senju! super.. olive pickle must be yummmmmy.

Vibaas said... Reply To This Comment

I love olive and i love pickle..can it get any better? :-)

Divya.M said... Reply To This Comment

Cant forget this recipe priya...really nice..

Sireesha said... Reply To This Comment

Gr8 idea of making olive pickle looks mouthwatering...

Yasmeen said... Reply To This Comment

Tangy Olive pickle,bet it tastes heavenly with rice and roti.

srikars kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

LOoks yummy & nice idea..

Varsha said... Reply To This Comment

luks tooo gud..pickles r always my fav..n olive pickle sounds fab..

veena said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya ..
Olive pickle thats sounds new to me ...The pictures are so cool ....Will try this one day ...
U gt a lovely blog ..keep up the good work
love
veena

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks friends for dropping ur kind comments...am really happy to see u all here..

mona said... Reply To This Comment

Olives are my weakness. Olive pickle looks delicious and sounds innovative. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Dibs said... Reply To This Comment

Great idea! Yummy!