Tuesday 31 January 2012


And as they were walking in the park, one of the friends said, 'Look! Such beautiful fruit!' Both friends ran towards the tree & saw a carpet of red on the green grass. They looked up to see which tree these had fallen from. And what they saw amazed them more. The tree had no leaves & yet it was laden with these reddish-yellowish fruit. Certainly they were edible? And they picked up a fruit each to taste. A cautious bite & YUM! It was sweet & sour! Much like the Indian ber
So they picked up as many as they could fit into their pockets & proceeded on their outing.
One friend ate some & threw away some because they were going bad. The other friend bottled them & made them into pickle...

She put mustard oil, some green chillies, some ginger juliennes & salt 
in the jar where she had kept the fruit.

And let it stay for 15 days. [If only the sunshine was bright, she could have put the jar in the sunlight & it would have happened faster]

Every 2 days, she would give the jar a shake so the salt mixed well.

After 15 days, when the fruit had softened, she ground some spices & added it to the pickle.
She used: 1 tsp each of cumin, coriander & mustard seeds.
                     1/2 tsp of fenugreek seeds
                     Red chilli powder

All the masala was ground & put in the jar & left to be pickled.

Yesterday she took out some to give to her friend. And her friend loved it!

The two friends are planning to go to the park again. This time with a carry bag...

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