Spicy Lime Pickle With Ginger And Turmeric

Our lime tree is full of limes so I made some spicy lime pickles. It turned out really good so sharing it here today. I would never think that it can be such a great addition into our Asian cooking, slow cooking, marinating and other dishes. We have also tried on a sandwich and it was great as well! 
Spicy Lime Pickle Quick And Easy
  • 16 limes cut into small equal pieces like each lime into 8 pieces
  • 2 large table spoons salt
Mix together in a glass bowl, cover with cling wrap and put into the fridge for two days. Stir 2-3 times per day.
On the third day:

Clean and sterilize the jars. I always clean them, rinsing afterwards with boiling water and drying on a clean towel. It is also good to prepare all the ingredients as follows before you start so everything goes quick and smooth:
Step 1. Grate or chop finely: 
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 5cm piece of ginger
  • 5cm piece of turmeric
  • 1 fresh chili or more depends on how you like it
Step 2. Mix together or ground together in a mortar:
  • 1tsp chili powder
  • 1tbs sweet paprika
  • 5 black pepper seeds
  • 4tsp coriander
  • 4tsp cumin
  • 3-4 allspice seeds
Step 3. The last you need is:
  • some olive oil
  • 4tbs yellow or black mustard seeds
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 brown sugar
  • 6tbs apple cider vinegar or 4tbs white vinegar
Heat the oil in a large pot on a medium heat. Add mustard seeds and cook only until they start to pop. Add garlic mixture from step 1. and spice mixture from step 2. Cook while stirring for about 20 seconds to release the flavors. Add the limes including all the juices from the bowl. Add water, sugar, and vinegar and simmer all together until the mixture is thick and the lime skin is soft. You know that the lime skin is soft when you can cut it with a spoon easily.
Fill into jars, close immediately. Store in the pantry for up to 6 months or in a fridge after you opened the glass for up to one month. You lime pickle is ready to enjoy after about one week when the flavours developed and the bitterness disappeared. 
You can
  • eat it as it is on a sandwich or in salad
  • add to your slow cooker disches
  • add to soups or pasta souce
  • marinate meat with it
  • add to your all wok and Asian dishes
And here the video how I did it :) Hope you like it.