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Cuisine: Indian
Food Type: Vegan
No of Portions: 4
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Ingredients & Prep

   500 g  limes chopped in chunks
   100 ml  water
   75 g  salt
   20 garlic cloves finely chopped or grated
   20 curry leaves
   10 g  chilli powder
   1 tbsp  caster sugar
   1 tbsp  cumin seeds crushed
   1 tbsp  black mustard seeds
   1/2 tsp  asafoetida
   1 tsp  turmeric ground
   75 ml  vegetable or mustard oil


  Step 1
Pre-heat fan oven to 160'c to sterilise jars, wash the jars first in warm soppy water, rinse under the tap then place in a baking tray & put in the over for 10 mins to heat & dry, the lids & any rubber parts place in a saucepan with boiling water for a 2 to 3 mins before use.
  Step 2
Heat oil on a med heat in a saucepan, add mustard & cumin seeds, when they start to pop add garlic & curry leaves for 5 seconds the add the limes then the water BE CAREFUL not to get splashed with hot oil!!! Then add salt, chilli powder & turmeric, cook mixture stirring often until the limes are just soft, if the mixture dries out add a little water, if to wet reduce the liquid, when cooked add the asafoetida stir in then take off the heat.
  Step 3
Place hot jars from the oven on a baking tray on the worktop & fill to 1 cm from the top of the jar with a jam funnel, then place on the sterile lid, & set aside to cool.
  Step 4
Leave for 2 weeks to mature.

Suggestion & Tips

You can adjust the heat by adding more or less chill powder. Great with a Indian food.
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