21 May 2015

Jambakka Achaar

Its been almost a year since i disappeared from blogging.thanks to all those who constantly kept asking about my new posts.so here i am with the very simple and humble jambakka /water rose apple pickle.

Last week i have been to my hometown and  now there its the season of jackfruit and roseapple and plums.and of course it was raining cats n dogs there...in the midst of rain  we went for a short trip to Ponmudi.While returning back from Ponmudi ,climbing down the 22 hairpin curves suddenly we saw a lady selling fresh rose apple and raw mangoes.. my husband who is very fond of jambakkas stopped the car to buy them .we never bought jambakkas before ever because there woul be plenty of them at our house.but this time we reached our home jambakkas were all finished at my place....so these jambakkas were special since we got them  from Ponmudi:)..i packed it to Chennai and pickeled them ...To the recipe


  1. jambakka/water rose apple - one bowl
  2. oil -3tblsp
  3. mustard seeds- few
  4. fenugreek seeds - few
  5. chilli powder-3tbsp
  6. asfoetida-1/4tsp
  7. turmeric powder-1/4tsp
  8. curry leaves-one or two springs
  9. vinegar - 1tbsp
  10. salt -as needed


  • de seed the rose apples. mix with salt and keep aside
  • heat a pan and add oil.I used gingely oil
  • splutter mustard seeds.when done add fenugreek seeds
  • now add the rose apples with salt
  • saute for about 7-10 minutes
  • now add all the powders and curry leaves.saute nicely for about 5 minutes
  • switch off flame and add the vinegar
  • let it cool and transfer to a clean glass bowl 
  • enjoy....:)

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