Narthangai pickle or citron pickle is very popular in Tamil Nadu, especially among the Raju community in Rajapalayam. In Gujarat, Narthangai is marinated in salt, to which jaggery is added. It is known as Heralekai Uppinakayi in Karnataka and is also popular in Kerala too.
Narthangai is known for its medicinal properties. It is a popular accompaniment for curd rice and the pickle cures stomach ailments. It is also a remedy for cold and nausea.
A variety of this citron pickle, which is cut spirally and marinated as pickle, is known as surul Narthangai. Other variety is cut into pieces and known as uppu Narthangai oorgai or salted Narthangai pickle.
While making pickles, though the ingredients and method seem simple, watchful eyes could only save the recipe.
The shelf life of Narthangai pickle is 9 months. When stored in dry ceramic containers, its shelf life is extended.
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