The Perfect Monsoon Pickle For Good Health
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Monsoon is a season when the body requires extra attention since the risk of illnesses and allergies increases, necessitating a nutrient-rich diet. It's not always simple to eat healthy, but what if we told you about a secret pickle recipe that is quick to make and packed with vitamin C, antioxidants, and minerals? This 10-minute dish is ideal for those who enjoy spicy, sour pickles. Tomatoes are high in Lycopene, an antioxidant that aids in immune system function. Historically, tomatoes and pills produced from them were thought to be a treatment for a variety of diseases. Aside from that, spices like turmeric and black pepper can help soothe sore throats and other seasonal problems during the rainy season. This pickle recipe contains the ideal combination of components to enhance immunity and resilience to seasonal illnesses. Finally, the fibre component in this homemade pickle aids digestion and metabolism.

How To Prepare?

1. Wash and rinse 200 grams of green tomatoes before you start making this simple

tomato dish. Next, separate them by cutting them into little pieces.

2. Heat a pan and add 2 teaspoons of mustard oil in the interim. Add 1 teaspoon each of mustard seeds, garlic paste, curry leaves, and whole red chillies after the oil is hot enough. Give it a good toss, and let them cough.

3. Then, add the green tomatoes, 1 tablespoon chana dal, 1/2 cup coconut, 1 teaspoon red chilli powder, and 1/8 teaspoon each of turmeric and black pepper. Toss thoroughly. To taste, add salt.

4. Cook the pickle while including lime juice and sugar (optional). Cooking should continue until the tomatoes are soft. Enjoy this with a meal of rice, roti, or paratha.

How To Store Pickles?

● Glass containers are recommended for storage. When it comes to chemical reactions, glass is the most inert material. This is why glass is needed in all chemical studies. A glass jar is the best option for storing pickles. This ensures that there is no chemical interaction between the container and the pickle. Make sure the container is fully dry and sealed. Ceramic containers can also be used.

● Make use of high-quality ingredients. Pickles contain natural preservation components such as oil, salt, ginger/garlic, and so on. It is critical to utilise high-quality ingredients to preserve freshness and quality for an extended period of time.

● Select the appropriate location. Keep your pickles in a dark and cool place. Over time, too much light, heat, and humidity can easily contaminate your pickles. Pickles are best stored on a dark shelf, cupboard, or in the corner of your countertop.

● Although pickles include natural preservatives, it is critical to follow these basic precautions in order to keep your pickles rich and tasty for several years. A little tender loving care can go a long way toward preserving delicious pickles.