Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Orange Peel Pickle

Am sure after going through this pickle recipe,you will definitely think twice before trashing your orange peels. Yes even its happening for me too, eventhough oranges are dead cheap here. Orange season here in Paris starts from November and during winter we consume usually many kgs, as we need more vitamin C to fight against the nasty winter. Obviously my fruit basket will always have this healthy vitamin rich fruits, either juice or as fruits every morning my kids will have their dose of vitamin by having this fruits. Needless to say, how easy for me to gather those orange peels.

When i chosed condiments or street foods for this week's theme for this month's long marathon, i was searching something interesting as street foods, but dunno y i couldnt able to get a proper recipe, then i thought of making a pickle with olives, but since i have already posted them here i started thinking about why not to try a pickle with oranges. Finally after a long hesitation, i went on cooking it. This pickle tastes seriously fabulous after a day.I tried a small quantity of this pickle, as i was bit anxious about the taste, but trust me this pickle is completely different,spicy,mildly sweet and simply flavourul.


1cup Finely chopped or cubed Orange peels
1tbsp Red chilly powder
3tsp Sesame oil
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
2tsp Salt

Dry roast:
1/2tsp Fenugreek seeds
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1tsp Mustard seeds

Dry roast the ingredients given under the list 'dry roast' and powder them as fine powder, keep aside.

Wash the orange peels and drain the water completely.

Spread them over a towel and let them dry in room temperature for 2 hours.

Put them in a vessel and pressure cook them upto 3 hisses, put off the stove.

Once the steam gets off, cool completely the orange peels.

Heat the oil, in a pan, let splutters the mustard seeds, add the grounded powder, red chilly powder, fry for few seconds.

Add immediately the cooked orange peels,salt and toss everything gently until the peels gets well coated by the spices.

This pickle tastes better after a day.

Enjoy with parathas, rotis or simply with curd rice.


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49 comments:

Nithya Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

Whenever I am thrashing orange peel, I feel bad.. Its good now you have taught as a new recipe.. THanks akka..Very innovative..

PrathibhaSreejith said... Reply To This Comment

wowy... Orangee peel pickle, unheard off. very innovaive and unique pickle recipe Priya

Niru said... Reply To This Comment

Hats off

Meena Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

I have tried watermelon rind pickle but not orange it sounds really interesting.I should try it.

Priya Anandakumar said... Reply To This Comment

very very interesting and a gr8 way to use up the peels...

Sangeetha M said... Reply To This Comment

wow...semma innovation, your orange makes me drool, looks so so tempting..good way to use up the peels...nice!

Manjula Bharath said... Reply To This Comment

very very delicious orange peelpickle :) i too love to make use of the leftover orange peels :) this recipe sounds very interesting and looks super yummy !!

divya said... Reply To This Comment

very innovative and unique pickle recipe Priya

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

Yumm! I have an orange peel gojju on my blog which is a favorite. Check it out if you want to use orange peels differently ;-)

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

wow such an innovative idea n drooling over it :-)

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

What an interesting & innovative pickle. Never thought orange peels can be used like this.. Sounds yummy!!

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

interesting pickle must try

Anjali Koli said... Reply To This Comment

That's ingenious! For the same reason I had once made a lime peel pickle one year.

Premas Culinary said... Reply To This Comment

wow yummy recipe ,carving for this now:)

Sapana Behl said... Reply To This Comment

Very innovative and yummy pickle ? Now I need to save my orange peels..

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

My mouth is watering. .I am sure this must have tasted awesome. .really tongue tickling.

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Tasty and tangy looking pickles. Wonderfully prepared.
Deepa

Ruxana Gafoor said... Reply To This Comment

interesting recipe...

sharada said... Reply To This Comment

hi,always felt i was wasting those orange peels...thanks for the wonderful recipe to make good use of them

tinku shaji said... Reply To This Comment

Very innovative recipe

Janani said... Reply To This Comment

omg yummy recipe orange are just perfect for making pickles love ur idea very very innovative learning a lot from u priya.

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

akka, this is so innovative...

Aruna Manikandan said... Reply To This Comment

now i got to stop throwing the peels away, delicious pickle akka
thx. for sharing :)

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

great idea to make use of the very flavorful rind!! so yumm!!

Sowmya

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

wow what an idea? luv it

Rumana Ambrin said... Reply To This Comment

very yummy looking pickle..

Amila Wickramarachchi said... Reply To This Comment

oh my!This makes me mouth water!looks so delicious!

Sona S said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting recipe. Pickle looks yummy.

Nilu A said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy and interesting recipe Priya.. Will have to try this as soon as possible :-)

Rajani S said... Reply To This Comment

I have had orange peel pachadi before and it tasted great! Its a combination of jaggery and cooked peel. The pickle seems to be another good recipe for orange peel!

CHITRA said... Reply To This Comment

wow, kalakureenga. orange peel pickleaa ? very new to me. superb recipe !

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

delicious and yummy recipe

Padmajha PJ said... Reply To This Comment

Mom makes something similar and also uses the dried peels in vatha kuzhambu. Pic is so delicious Priya...

Gayathri Ramanan said... Reply To This Comment

my neighbor aunty often make this pickle..your pickle looks good, spicy and aromatic..

Sebeena Loyd said... Reply To This Comment

Nice idea. really want to try this.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

That's very innovative Priya..

Maha Gadde said... Reply To This Comment

very yummy luking pickle n sounds new...:)

Chitz said... Reply To This Comment

That's such a great idea. I do not have to throw the peels hereafter !

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

I think I must save the peels the next time I buy oranges. Can't wait to try. Seems very interesting and flavorful.

Sandhya Karandikar said... Reply To This Comment

I can just imagine the flavour of this pickle. Fresh and tingly.

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

unique pickle

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Now I don't have to throw away all those peels after juicing the oranges. The pickle looks so tasty...

nayana said... Reply To This Comment

A very useful n interesting recipe with orange peels

Swasthi Blank said... Reply To This Comment

I know this is going to be a great pickle Priya. iam surely surely going to try this. i can imagine how flavorful this would be

Priya R said... Reply To This Comment

Very very interesting recipe Aks easy too I love instant pickles. Will sure try this one my mouth waters Aks imagining the taste

Harini-Jaya R said... Reply To This Comment

Very innovative and interesting pickle, Priya!

veena krishnakumar said... Reply To This Comment

I love this Pickle..yumm with thair saadam:-)

Preeti Garg said... Reply To This Comment

Never thought about pickle with orange peel.

Archana Potdar said... Reply To This Comment

Wow Priya here I thought I finished commenting on all the posts but looks like i missed a goldmine. Well our peels will not get binned now.