Friday, August 22, 2008

Orange Peels Methamba

If you get really fresh, organic, chemicals-free, wax-free and pesticides-free oranges, you can use the peels as well. I used them making Methamba. I think I have tried so many different things for making Methamba, I better blog about the original recipe soon!!:-)

Orange Peels Methamba
Orange Peels Relish
Peels of 1 orange
1 tbsp jaggery
3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds

1. Soak orange peels in water for 4 hours.
2. You will notice that inside white peel of orange peels has swollen up.
3. Using a knife, remove the white pith and discard.
4. Dice the orange peels. It was about 3/4 cups for the peels of the orange that I used.
5. Heat oil in a saucepan.
6. Add all the ingredients for tempering.
7. Add orange peels. Cook till they are soft.
8. Add jaggery, salt, chili powder and orange juice.
9. Stir at once till it thickens up.
Note -
1. Check out this unique chutney using Orange Peels.


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