Monday, 31 July 2017

INSTANT ORANGE PEEL PICKLE (Sweet & Sour)

INSTANT ORANGE PEEL PICKLE
(Sweet & Sour, without oil)



Oranges are juicy, sweet and not only the most popular fruits of the world but also they are great in their awesome colour, aroma, taste and they are full of vitamin C. Apart from these qualities, they have a lot of health benefits. Their peels have the same colour as the fruit inside, and orange peels are loaded with nutrients, good for overall health. Orange peels have more fiber than the fruit itself. Orange peels are dried in the sun and then its powder is used in many cosmetics, as it is considered as a boon for skincare and face for the blemish-free and glowing skin.

Orange zest, which is the top layer of an orange peel, is a fabulous ingredient for bakers throughout the world. The coloured part of the orange skin is called the orange zest which gives the best aroma and flavour to a recipe. It is used in many cakes, cookies, biscotti’s, ice creams, yoghurt and many vegetarian and non-vegetarian recipes of different cuisines of the world. According to this article - Never throw your orange peel, you might find orange peels are your new secret ingredient to a healthier and happier you. Check here-



My mother-in-law used to make a similar pickle (like this recipe) with lemon peel, which we enjoyed a lot. I had seen her, cutting the lemon peels with a pair of scissors. She was a great cook, I always admired her dishes and I learned a lot of cooking from her.
When I made this pickle the very first time, basing on my mother-in-law’s recipe of lemon pickle, I only changed the main ingredient that is orange instead of lemon and added some orange and lemon juice instead of only lemon juice as it was in the original recipe. But I did not change the other spices and method of cooking.



At the end of the day, it came out fantastic, I was very happy, and also increased an inch of self-pride because I had invented a new recipe based on an old one. As my pride grew more, I thought, let me go and check on Google, and assumed that when I type ‘orange peel pickle’ on Google, I will find no link at all. But, to my surprise, it was already there, I felt, as if somebody popped the balloon of my pride, oh no, poor me, I was totally disappointed, but later realised that those recipes were very different from mine, only one main ingredient that is orange peel was common. I thanked God, and said to myself; at least my recipe is unique. Today I am delighted to share my own creation with my readers, and I am very sure once you will make it, you will really enjoy this wonderful recipe.



I can say that if your choice is like mine and if you like pickles, you will love this orange peel pickle. This is a sweet, sour, tangy, spicy, recipe and a whole package of beautiful colour and taste together with lots of health benefits. I have already posted 4 pickles on my blog and as I have already mentioned that pickles and chutneys play an important role in Indian cuisine and that a lot of varieties of pickles and chutneys are enjoyed in India with their main meal.




RECIPE

INGREDIENTS
  • 4 navel oranges peels
  • Oranges juice of 4 oranges
  • lemon juice of 2 lemons
  • Salt and paprika to taste
  • One tsp garam masala (optional)*
  • 100 grams sugar and 25 ml water

METHOD

  • Cut the oranges in half and remove all the juice, and with the help of a pair of scissors cut the thin strips of the peel.
  • Add salt, paprika, orange and lemon juice to this cut orange peel strips and leave it overnight.
  • Mix water and sugar and make a sugar syrup, mix the orange peel with the juice and cook for another10 minutes, stir continuously, leave it to cool.
  • Pickle is ready: cool and fill in a glass bottle and store, it can last on the shelf for two weeks but can last in the fridge for two months.



36 comments:

  1. I've never heard of orange pickle, we mostly used lemon pickle. Good to check this out...the vibrancy of the color itself is so inviting 😊

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    1. Thanks Alok for your visit and the comment.

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  2. Peel Pickle! this is so innovative...looks good

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  3. Sadhna, your posts are very interesting. I guess I didn't really know orange peel was healthy or used for the skin. I've used orange zest before, but have always wondered if you just use the orange part, or if you use any of the white too. Your recipe looks delicious! I had to look up what "garam masala" was. I like the way you explain things to us. Funny story about your recipe on Pinterest! Glad you found out you still had a unique recipe!

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    1. Hi Florence, thanks very much dear for such a lovely comment, I am really touched. Thanks for reading the post and I am glad you enjoyed it.

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  4. I've never had orange peel pickle but it looks a lovely colour with the spices in it. It must be really tasty. Thanks so much for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice

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    1. Hi Corina, yes it is very tasty,thanks dear for your comment.

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  5. Orange peel pickle... very innovative so go on feel proud! You deserve it. I usually use the zest in baking and salads. Next time not throwing away any of the peels.

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    1. Awww, so nice of you. I am touched with your words. Thanks very much for the lovely comment dear.

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  6. Wow I"ve never seen anything like these they look amazing. I love pickles and this is a great new way to make them

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  7. Oh this looks fabulous! I love lime pickle, but I've never had it with orange! Maybe I will have to try this :-D Thanks for linking it up to #CookBlogShare. Eb x

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  8. Hi Eb Gargano, If you like the lime pickle, I am very sure, you will love this orange one. Thanks for your comment dear.

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  9. Is it only me who is drooling over the photos?? :D They sound delicious! Happy Fiesta Friday!

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  10. I bet this is so delicious with pork and rice. Its great that you can store it in the fridge for a couple of months and its very very pretty. Thanks for sharing, pinning.

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    1. It is really delicious Leanna, thanks for your comment and for pinning.

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  11. That often happens - you think that you have created recipe only to find that google has similar posts already:) Nevertheless it is not such a common recipe and looks fabulous.

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    1. Hi Ria, thanks very much for your visit and the comment.

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  12. Well, I think I better hold on to my oranges peels :D Thanks for sharing this with us at Fiesta Friday! Happy Fiesta :)

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    1. Yes, Sarah, you can.Thanks for your visit and the comment.

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  13. Orange pickle sounds gorgeous I love oranges

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  14. This is a very unique recipe for pickle, and I love that your recipe calls for moderate spice and no oil. Thank you for sharing it at Fiesta Friday!

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    1. Thanks very much Shinta for your visit and the lovely comment.

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  15. I love oranges and in my country are one of our main fruits! We have all year around! I have to make this recipe immediately :) Thank you for sharing at Sweet Inspiration Link Party

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    1. Hi Christina, thanks very much for your lovely comment and for checking my blog.

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  16. Your Orange Peel Pickle looks delicious, Sadhna. I had never heard of it to be honest, and I definitely would like to give it a try. I can think of so many things to serve it with. Thank you so much for being a part of Hearth and Soul! Hope your week is going well.

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    1. Awww, so nice of you April, thanks for your comment, yes I am fine.

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  17. I do believe I can actually taste the tart, citrus-iness of the pickle just reading about it Sadhna and it seems an easy recipe too. Something I'm definitely going to try to do myself. Oranges have just started coming into season here in South Africa and I bought a whole bag. We're all down with the flu at the moment so I was hoping they'll would help a little. I'll make sure to save the skins and let you know how it turns out

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    1. Yes, Michelle, you are right, in this pickle you can enjoy the citrus taste. I am missing south African oranges, the sweet navel one. But sometimes South African oranges are available here too.Yesterday only I was talking about the big yellow peaches of south Africa.Here we get only red peaches.

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  18. There might be slightly similar recipes on google, but it's brand new to me! I'm not a big fan of American pickles but I would definitely be curious to try this... I really like the garam masala spice blend in other recipes. It looks yummy and very original!

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    1. Aww, so nice of you, thanks for your comment dear.I am glad you like my recipe of this pickle and garam masala.

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  19. This sounds really yummy! I have some garam masala in my spice cabinet that I bought for one recipe and never used it again. I'm trying this with my next batch of oranges!

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    1. Thanks Tara for your visit and the comment. You can use garam masala in any curry or stew.

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