Monday, August 3, 2009

North Indian Green Chilli Achaar(Pickle)

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When I posted
this post, most of you have liked this chilli pickle along with the paratha I posted and some of you have even requested for the recipe.Actually this pickle is not prepared by me and this is prepared by my MIL. Do I need to say anything about Andhra people's love for Pickles?As she has spent most of her life in Delhi(almost more than 30 yrs) she has expertise even in North Indian pickles .Every year she will prepare a big batch of pickles for us which includes atleast 8-10 different varieties of pickles.This is one of the pickles which I brought back during my last visit to hyderabad.I have asked myMIL for the recipe and have noted it in my notebook to share the treasure with you guys. Even though hubby is not a big fan of Andhra pickles he likes all these North Indian Achaar's as they are less spicy, more tangy and the special flavor induced by mustard oil.It makes a good accompaniment for roti's,paratha's and sometimes we like to eat it even with simple curd rice.

Ingredients:

1/2 Kg big Green chillies
1 Cup Mustard powder(raw)
100 gms Fennel seeds(Saunf)
3 tsp Fenugreek seeds(Methi)
1 tsp Turmeric powder
2 tbsp Amchur powder
1 Cup(spooned and leveled) regular salt
5-6 tsp of vinegar
Mustard Oil as required


Method:
  • Wash the green chillies neatly and pat dry them completely.Make a slit in the centre lengthwise to all the green chillies.
  • Dry roast saunf and methi separately until slight aroma starts.Do not over roast it.Cool them and grind it to a fine powder.
  • In a wide bottomed vessel mix mustard powder,turmeric,amchur,salt to the above mixture and mix everything well until all the masala's are evenly incorporated.
  • Now add mustard oil to the above mixture by mixing it constantly until the complete mixture is properly wet(do no add more oil now).
  • Stuff the mixture into the slit green chillies and keep aside.Mix the remaining mixture into the green chillies and add mustard oil slightly more than the level of green chillies and keep it in air-tight containers or the traditional glass/porcelain jars.
  • Add vinegar to it and mix properly.
  • Keep the jars(covered with lid) in sun for 2-3 days.
Serve it with Roti's/Paratha's and Biriyani's as a accompaniment along with raitha.

Check out other North Indian style pickles recipes in my blog here:

61 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I am mouthwatering!!
Seriously!!
Wish to have a bite,really!
Actually I am a big fan of pickles,and never tasted northindian though...mustard and fennel makes a gr8 combo rite?!! Thanks for sharing:)

Pari said...

I have tasted and made this pickle several times though I add lemon instead of vinegar as I am not so fond of it. It's an absolute delight with hot ghee made paratha. Yes Delhi people will make their paratha only in ghee. Mouth's watering....?

jayasree said...

Oh one of my fav. north indian pickle apart from the mixed veggie one.Mouthwatering pics..

Sush said...

I too love this pickle.., I have prepared this couple of times. I have used lemons instead of amchur powder. Amchur is a nice twist. Pictures are really making me drool.I shall post mine shortly :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Green chilli pickle is one of my favouite....but making it at home...i never tried my hands on it.....will try with this version...looks simple and yum....i love to have this with samosa......feel like having it right now....:-(

LG said...

Mustard oil gives a nice flavor to these pickles. I love kuccha which is a typical bihari mango pickle..aaah..I miss my Uni days..Green chilli Achar looks tempting Prathy..

Chitra said...

wow.iam drooling..U r so lucky to have varieties of pickles:)

Mangala Bhat said...

hey ..Slurp ..Mouth watering girl ..Looking Awesome ..
Hey I have tried ur Rava dosa ...It came out exactly same ..like ur pic in that post .Very nice recipe thanks for sharing dear .:)

rekhas kitchen said...

OMG How can you tempt me like this every time simply superb looks great prathibha ummmmm mouthwatering.

sree said...

Mmmm..mouthwatering...I tasted this when i went to Delhi and i absolutely love them.I wish i could pick some...:)

Parita said...

Oh i love this pickle, never had guts to try this at home :( kudos to you for making this at home!

Padma said...

Really mouth watering pickle Prathibha... nice recipe :)

*sangi* said...

wow!temmmpting post!
It's my fav.....

Prathibha said...

Thank you Raks,Sangi,padma,sree,rekha,
chitra,lubna,jayasree.

@parita,I did not make this dear.My MIL made it.

@Pari,@Sush All those acts like preservative,but taste definitely differs.Adding AMchur really makes the differnce sush,try it out.

@Mangala Thanks for tring my rava dosa dear n glad to know that the results were also nice.

Vani said...

They sure look potent!! Lovely pics too

Srilakshmi said...

Beautiful looking Pickle! Must have tasted awesome... Never tried N.I Pickles so far..

munchcrunchandsuch said...

i love these p9ickles..they go great with rotis and parathas. and wat a lick dear. awesome

Valarmathi said...

Wow that looks awesome. Looks so tempting and yummy. Droolworthy.

Pavithra said...

Oh thanks so much prathy... will note it down... sure will try it out soon and link back it to you dear. Pickles looks so tempting and mouthwatering ..

Pooja said...

Lovely pickles! I love to have with curd rice!

Shama Nagarajan said...

mouthwatering pickle....lovely click

Priyameena said...

I am drooling over the pictures..I am an huge pickle fan..I dont even need paratha..I will have this without anything..

Preety said...

big fan of pickle specially chilli, will give this a try

Priya said...

Woww prathy just mouthwatering here..send me some yaar!!am really craving for these spicy pickles..

Ashwini said...

spicy and mouth watering.. cant resist...

S said...

so easy to make...click is so tempting, it makes me drool...

chakhlere said...

Those are looking really "hot".
Grt !! My FIL and hubby are great fans of this!!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

That's one lovely pickle. Nice and spicy.

KavyaNaimish said...

wow dis is my fav...only had it in restraunts...I didnt know to how to make them and i'll looking for the recipe too...Thanks now I can make them at home...

Faiza Ali said...

Oh my god ! they look soo good and mouthwatering, dear. Slurp....slurp...Never made chilli pickle . Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe of your MIL :)

doggybloggy said...

wow - now that is one nice chile pickle...

Vibaas said...

that looks lipsmacking yummy, Prathy :)

Rush said...

i absolutely love picles..can have a bottle full for dinner!!
lol...but always thinks that its too tough to make and will keep it for the mommies and jusst borrow a bottle from my mommy.
liked ur recipe, will have to muster the courage to try it out now.

Smitha said...

That achaar looks so good.

kittymatti said...

Interesting recipe...looks great!

ARUNA said...

OMG OMG the very look of it is making me drool, really my mouth is watering sooooo bad!!!!!!

Shri said...

I love North Indian pickles and of course coming from Hyd, I also love South Indian ones.For some reason, I am not able to view the pics:(..some prob with my comp/conn but I can imagine how good the pickle will taste with rotis /Parathas..It reminds me of the Mixed Veg pickle that they used to give in Rajdhani exp...LOL

Rachel said...

A fav. pickle of mine

DK said...

Gawd! I am gng to chase away my husband (who runs away from chillies) , make these and enjoy all by myself! These look so HOT (pun intended!) :)

Varunavi said...

Hmmmm yummy pickle prathiba mouthwatering :)

Suma Rajesh said...

looks perfect dear...

Suma Rajesh said...

looks perfect dear...

Uma said...

mmm. delicious pickle. Too tempting :)

Sushma Mallya said...

Love the click pratibha looks like masala has blended very well with the chilli :)
Must be excellent to taste with parathas never dared to try pickles till date ur post is inspiring to make give it a try:)

Usha said...

The pickles look spicy and yum, have never tried north Indian style pickles but this one sounds like something one should not miss trying!

Rahin said...

wow ...the pickle looks delicious

anudivya said...

Never heard of this before. SOunds like a perfect dish for a "hot and spicy" food lover like me.

Yasmeen said...

Hot and spicy,love the achaar!

Namratha said...

WOW, this looks super delicious( I love spicy stuff) Thanks for the recipe!

homecooked said...

I love pickles...these look so yummy!

manadhii said...

Hi.....wow.iam drooling..U r so lucky to have varieties of pickles...Recipes,Festival Recipes

KavyaNaimish said...

One of my fav Pickles...been searching for dis recipe from long time....Finally found it here..I tried this jst now and waiting to taste it after 3 days....Cant wait to bite in it :)Thanks for the recipe dear...do u have the mixed veg pickle?

Anonymous said...

this might seem stupid...but what is leveled salt...is it the crystal salt, regular, kosher or non iodized salt....

Prathibha said...

Hi Anonymous,
I meant leveled cup,not leveled salt..anyways thanks for pointing,updated the recipe.I used regular table salt for the recipe.

Rajani said...

Hi Prathy,
I always wanted to make this pickle at home but never ahd the recipe. So I was so happy to find the recipe here. I made the pickle following your instructions carefully. It has come out very well. It just needs some more time to rest and flavours to mature, can't thank you enough for this lovely recipe.
Rajani.

Ecstasy said...

I have been seeing and tasting this green chilli pickle since I was in 6th std in a boarding school. Never thought it is not very difficult to prepare it. I love it.. I will prepare it soon... :) Thank you, I am so tempted to make it..

vara said...

for how many days we can store it

prathibha Garre said...

@vara..u can store it for over an year if made and handled carefully.

sagar desai said...

chilli pickle i made at home its new somthing new vinegar like substance make pickle like mother recipie pickle avaliable at mall in mumbai...desai sagar shivaji

Anonymous said...

Hi prathy...

I have a question. Which chilli we need to use? Bajji chilli (which we use for mirchi bajji) or normal chilli (big size) which we use in currys?

Arati Patro said...

hi
for the green chilly pickle u have mentioned 1/2 cup mustard seeds pls specify in grms which will give a clear picture regarding the quantity.

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