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- February 22nd. Already a​ day old, and already, drying out nicely.

T​he easiest recipe... "in the world!"

I​'ve spoken about "rice pullers" - well here's the easiest one to make. Just add sunshine and time!

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T​his used to be a standard dish for every lunch we had, as kids. Today, it's considered a store-bought treat, even though its simple enough to make. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the Lime Pickle! A rice puller, par excellence!

A​ kilogram of fresh lime, a kilogram of rock salt, and two weeks sunshine starts it all off!

M​arch 3rd. We figured that it wasn't going to get any dryer!

M​arch 3rd. We figured that it wasn't going to get any dryer!

T​he 7th of March was when we put it all together.

C​ompacted, vinegar and fresh lime juice added

C​ompacted, vinegar and fresh lime juice added

P​ressed into two bottles, vinegar is added first, with a juice of a lime squeezed over the top.

R​eady for another two week wait...

R​eady for another two week wait...

A​nd that's it! Now all we have to do is wait...

T​here are, as in all recipes, many variations of this. For example, you could add snake-eye chilies into the bottles, or cardamons, cloves and cinnamon, or black pepper-seeds... any combination of which would subtly flavour the pickle, but the overall taste is going to be Lunu dhi, literally, salt and lime, which is what it's called locally!

W​hilst this maybe the easiest recipe... in the world(!), I do realize that those in the less temperate areas of our planet might be bereft of sunshine so please, what would your workaround be? Feel free to comment down below!

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Comments (10)

  • Interesting! A snack, you say?

      1 month ago
    • No. Definitely NOT a snack, John. A Rice Puller is a small, savory dish that enhances the flavours off the entire plate. Lime Pickle is one. Fried dried fish is another. Sambols and chutneys all come under the rice puller umbrella too.

        1 month ago
  • Followed the same recipe with lemons. I added a bit of sugar as well, as lemon skins, especially, are thicker and slightly bitter.

      1 month ago
  • Can you use the salt? It should have lime taste 🤔.

      1 month ago
    • Nah... we’re using the excess salt to manure the coconut trees in the garden! 😁

        1 month ago
    • I didn't know that salt can be used as fertilizer. I thought high levels of sodium would kill a tree but it is coconut 🌴. Interesting 🤓

        1 month ago
  • 2 weeks sunshine.

    You never been to Cornwall, UK have you.

      1 month ago
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