Tuesday, September 1, 2009

When Life Gives You Lemons --------

When life gives you Lemons... you make Lemon Pickled Carrots

So glad to be back to blogging, had a fantastic vacation going home, it was great meeting family, friends and huge extended family. It was continues food, parties, visitations and not to mention hectic travel. I usually get very very home sick once I get back and it happens every time though it’s been more than a decade since I started living in US, guess some things never change.

Back to scheduled chaos, summers come to an end, kids back to school and its almost fall, my favorite time of the year weather perfect not to hot and not to cold just right for a walk in the neighborhood.
This year we enjoyed having lemons in a yard, planted it almost nine years ago never has it borne so many lemons like it did this year. Having fresh lemons out in the yard reminded me of my grand mothers picked radishes this time on it’s substituted with carrots.

2-3 fresh and tender carrots, sliced thinly
½ cup fresh lemon juice
2 tb fresh ground pepper
1 thinly sliced green chili
Salt according to taste
Chat masala for additional flavoring (optional)
1. Slice carrots finely, to sliced carrots add lemon juice, pepper, salt , green chilies and optionally chat masala.
2.Allow it to marinate for an hour or so.
3.Once marinated you can eat like a salad or use as side dish to compliment to roti’s/naan
Carrots can be substituted for Radishes and even raw mango.
Go check out some more drooling pickling recipes from Cynthia
Hope everyone had a great summer .



sra said...

Welcome back, Sreelu! Love those lemons1

Rina said...

Gr8 lemon pics Sri.. Luv the color and brightness.

Cynthia said...

It's great to have you back! And thanks for the link-love!

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