Narthangai Citron Pickle

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Popular Pickles handmade, homemade and hygienically bottled by families using fresh local produce and quality ingredients with no added preservatives, colour, flavours or taste enhancers. They are not sundried and must be always stored in the Refrigerator.

Narthangai Citron (bitter orange) pickle is popular among the traditional Telugu-speaking Raju families of Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu. Called Dhongakaya in Telugu spoken at Rajapalayam, Narthangai has a lot of medicinal value. This Pickle is part of the Generic Pickle offerings from Panakam-Tradition in a Bottle.

Narthangai Citron pickle is used by the Telugu Rajus of Rajapalayam to add a tinge of sour taste to various traditional dishes such as Gojju (gravy of vegetables), Bajjhi (mashed vegetables), and Pulla Koora (a hot and sour preparation of ground spinach leaves or other greens to be eaten mixed with rice). Narthangai can be a flavourful substitute for Tamarind in certain food preparations.

Rich in nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and flavonoids, Narthangai Citron increases the appetite, helps in digestion, and cools the body.


Narthangai Citron, Cold Pressed Gingelly Oil, Red Chilly, Turmeric, Fenugreek, Asafoetida, Salt and Condiments

Contains no added preservatives, taste enhancers, colours or flavours.
No Vinegar or Acetic Acid used in any of our pickles.

12 months from the date of packaging under ideal storage conditions.

Nutritional Facts per 10g of Serving Size
Energy – 18.30 Kcal
Carbohydrates – 0.80g
Protein – 0.12g
Fat – 1.72g
Sodium – 0.47g
Note: Consume Pickles in moderation

Usage Instructions:
This Narthangai Citron pickle goes well with any South Indian rice preparations and especially with Curd rice. Narthangai pieces can also be used in various preparations of South Indian cuisine like Chutney and Sambar as it gives a flavourful tinge of sourness to the dishes. It can be used as a replacement/supplement for Tamarind or Kokum in certain dishes of Indian Cuisine. Make a paste of this Pickle to be used with various preparations, both Indian and any world Cuisine.

Storage & Precautions:
Please Refrigerate this pickle at all times – both before and after opening the Jar/Bottle. This is a difficult pickle to process as we do not use any sort of preservatives. It needs compulsory Refrigeration.

Always use a clean and completely dry spoon. Consume pickles in moderation.

Present Availability – In Stock
This Pickle will be available anytime of the year depending on the stocks.

Shipment Time:
2-3 days for dispatch from the date of Order Confirmation subject to stock availability. We have
partnered with a reputed logistics partner and we deliver across India to all metros and certain non-metro cities as well.

Packaging & Shipping Cost:
We use only Glass Jars/Bottles for most of our products. The products are carefully packed for safe delivery and the packaging charge is included in the total cost of the product.

The Cost of the Product is exclusive of Shipping Charges. Shipping Charges will be automatically calculated according to the total weight of the order and shown during Checkout.

Delivery Time:
4-7 days for delivery to Metro cities and 7-15 working days for Non-Metro destinations.
Delivery by Road.

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Family behind this Pickle experience:
This traditional pickle has been especially handmade by Chinmaya Arjun Raja and his mother Prabavathi Arjun Raja of Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu. For more information on the family food artisans please read the FAMILY MADE page.