The sight of fresh green peppercorn in the market brings out the pickling fiend in me.
This is the simplest of pickles, but packs such a punch! Green pepper, marinated in salt and lemon juice, with a little bit of turmeric powder. Over time it acquires that crinkly salt-and-lemon soaked perfection. The photo on the left is from my last year's batch. The brine is even tastier than the peppercorn!
And in my south Indian household, this is the perfect accompaniment to thayir-saadam.
Janaki (centre), with daughter Deepa and granddaughter Aishwarya.
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