Seasonal pickle of Natal Plum/karonda and Green Chilies
Karonda/Natal plum is a small sized berry which is sour in taste and grows abundantly on thorny bushes during monsoon season in India .It is white and pink in colour when tender and turns red to purple when it matures fully.It mainly grows in Tropical and subtropical regions.It also has a few medicinal properties as well . It helps to cure worms, fungal infections, anemia, diarrhea,fever, skin and ear infections etc.Karonda is a tart berry so mainly it is used for making pickles, chutney, jam and different types of preserves.
When karonda start coming in the market at that time they are small with tender seeds inside.But as they start ripening the seed also start hardening and become brown and bitter . If you are using fresh and tender karonda then the white soft seeds can be used but the hard brown seeds should be removed before adding in any recipe else the dish will be ruined due to the hard seeds .
I love making different pickles and chutneys ,so when I got a bag of karondas I made Karonda Mirch ki Launji and this Karonda mirch ka Achar .I love this achar with Aloo Methi paratha, Methi Thepla and Missi Roti and Aloo MatarTahiri pulao