Sunday, 25 August 2013

PERU CHE LONCHE / GAUVA PICKLE / पेरुचे लोणचे


PERU CHE LONCHE / GAUVA PICKLE / पेरुचे लोणचे  

INGREDIENTS

Peru / ripe and soft guavas
2 nos
Green chillies
1 no
Imli pulp/ tamarind pulp
2 tsp
Jaggery
1 tbsp
Til koot / roasted sesame seed pdr       OR
Roasted peanut pdr
1  - 2 tbsp
Oil
1 tsp
Rai / mustard seeds
¼ tsp
Heeng / asafoetida
¼ tsp
Haldi / turmeric pdr
¼ tsp
Salt
T.T


METHOD:

1.       Cut the over ripe guavas in half and scoop out the pulp. Cut the outer flesh in chunky cubes.

2.       Mash up the scooped out pulp, add some water to it and strain to separate the pulp from the seeds. Use the pulp and discard the seeds.

3.       Heat oil, add rai, heeng and haldi. Add in the guava chunks with the chilli cut in 2 – 3 pieces and sauté a little. Pour in approx ½ cup water, just enough to cover the guava pieces half way through. Cover and simmer for some time.

4.       When the pieces are tender add in the imli pulp, jaggery, salt and the til koot. Again bring to boil and simmer till the mix is saucy.

5.       Serve hot or cold.

6.       Even though this is a lonche or pickle it will not stay fresh for more than 2 even if refrigerated. So make in small quantities which can be consumed within a day.

7.       Serve with chapati or puri.