Pink Pickle….

Pretty coloured pickle. So attractive. Looking like icecream slice. No dear, its not icecream, its ginger. Its ginger season in India and lot of soft white ginger is available in market. Skin is also very thin. You just rub it under running water, it will go off. No need to peel. Take a glass jar…

Mirchi Ka Achar..Chili Pickle

Now its turn for some hot pickle. Jalapeno chilis are also pickled in spices and oil or spices in lemon juice. Jalapeno chilis are not that hot but its flavour when mixed in spices are just awesome. Bite of this pickle with the meals gives an extra kick. These chilis are pickled in whole, chopped,…

Sabut Aam ka Achaar.. pickled baby green mangoes

This is another addition in Pickling story of India. In southern part of India,  this pickle is called Vadu Mangai, Mavadoo, Kadugu pickle. Tiny mangoes are picked to make this pickle. They are made both ways spicy and non spicy. For Non spicy , the tiny mangoes are soaked in salt water. They are brine…

Kacche Aam Ka Achar…Green Raw Mango pickle

As I had said in my last post, Indian meal is incomplete without achar or chutney.  They are integral part of daily meals. In my pickle series I am sharing Punjabi Kache Aam ka achar. Raw green Mango Pickle. Selection of mangoes is very important. All raw mangoes are not  good for pickling. In Northern…

Pickling Story of India

Indian meal is incomplete without achar or chutney.  They are integral part of daily meals.  Despite using the same main ingredients and spices, the difference in technique in different regions leads to wide variation in taste, colour and texture of pickles.  Indian pickles are generally made using oils, lemon juice, vinegar and water. The most…

Karonde ka Achar….pickled Carandas plum

It is pickling time in India. Mangoes, Mirchi, Karonda, Nimbu, Lasoon and what not. I picked up these beautiful pink berry like fruits and thought of pickling it. However, these are short term pickles. Maximum 2 months in fridge. If kept outside in this humid whether, it may not last more than 15 days. Karonda…

Jalapeno pickle…..hot …tangy

It was pickling day for me. I had picked up few green Jalapeno from the local vendor. I prefer home pickling than store bought pickles.  It is so easy. Just wipe the jalapeno nicely with kitchen towel. There should not remain any moisture. Chop off the head and then cut in small round ales. I…

Instant Pickled veggies……Oh! So drooling…..

Best time to pickle the seasonal vegetables. Carrots Radish and cauliflower are very common for pickling in India and they are best as accompaniment with Parathas, Bhermi Puris, Chole Bhature. Oh! so drooling… Super easy recipe instant pickle. You require cauliflower florets, carrots and turnip peeled and cut into 2” strips. Keep the cuts on…

Nimbu ka Achar– Lemon Pickle

  Pickling is one of the oldest technique of food preservation. Every parts of the world has their unique method of pickling. Even India with so diverse culture, this art also varies from region to region. In my childhood I had seen, housewives, after finishing the regular household core, shall  steal time in the afternoon…