Pickles

Pickles form an integral part of an Indian meal. Seasonal vegetables and fruits are cleaned and finely chopped; they are then mixed with a special blend of ground spices and marinated in oil or lemon juice.

The choice of spices gives the Indian pickle its unique flavor. Most pickles are made in the summer and allowed to mature in the hot sun for at least three weeks before use.

Indian pickles are a variety of spicy pickled side dish or condiment popular in the Indian Subcontinent, in Southeast Asia, and in many other areas among ethnically South Asian communities. The pickle serves as a flavor enhancer and is eaten typically in small pieces with the rest of the meal. There are a wide variety of different pickles made and each is usually made with a mixture of fruits or vegetables which are chopped and marinated in a  oil or lemon juice and a variety of different spices and salt.

Puli Inji
Onam, Pickles

Puli Inji

Puli Inji or Injipuli or Injicurry is a traditional, spicy, sweet and sour pickle from Kerala made during Onam festival and is an integral part of Onam Sadya menu. Made using ginger, tamarind and jaggery, these pickles can be kept in the refrigerator and used as required.   Print Recipe […]

Rai Mirchi (Green Chilli Pickle with Mustard Seeds)
Pickles

Rai Mirchi

Rai Mirchi (or green chilli pickle with mustard seed paste) is a traditional, popular and easy to make Rajasthani recipe. Typically served with pachadi, raita and rotis. Ingredients: Green Chillies – 20 Mustard Seeds – 4 tsp Saunf – 4 tsp Juice of 2 Lemons Asafoetida Powder – 1/2 tsp […]

Onion Pickle
Onion, Pickles

Onion Pickle

A simple and easy to make pickle with onions. A great accompaniment to curd rice, dosa or idli. Ingredients: Onions – 250 gms Tamarind – a small lemon size, seedless Jaggery – 1/2 tblsp, powdered Fenugreek (Vendhayam) Powder – 1/2 tsp Asafoetida Powder – 12 tsp Red Chilli Powder – […]

Green Mango Nellikai Thokku
Gooseberry, Mango, Pickles

Green Mango Nellikai Thokku

Summer is fast approaching and the markets are getting filled with green mangoes and nellikais (amla/gooseberry). And this is also the season for the thokku – a popular South Indian pickle (relish) made in almost all households during the hot summer time and enjoyed with curd rice. Ingredients: Green Mango […]

Tomato Pickle
Pickles, Tomato

Tomato Pickle

A simple and tasty pickle with tomatoes. Best served with curd rice. Also goes well with rotis, naan or dosai. Ingredients: Tomatoes – 500 gms, firm, washed, chopped Sea Salt – 1 tblsp, powdered Red Chilli Powder – 2 tblsp Tamarind Extract – 3/4 cup Gingelly Oil – 150 ml […]

Lemon Ginger
Health, Pickles

Lemon Ginger Pickle

This is a healthy and very simple to make pickle variety with no oil. Best with curd rice and can also be eaten as it is, if preferred. Ingredients: Ginger – 1 cup, peeled, finely chopped Green Chillies – 8 to 10, finely chopped Carrot – 2, medium, finely chopped […]

Kovakkai Pickle
Kovakkai (Tindora), Pickles

Kovakkai Pickle

Kovakkai (Ivy Gourd/Tindora) is a popular vegetable in South India and has numerous medicinal properties. Ingredients: Kovakkai (Ivy Gourd / Tindora) – 500 gms Tomatoes – 250 gms Green Chillies – 5 to 6 Gingelly Oil – 2 tblsp Cumin Powder – 2 tblsp Fenugreek Seeds – 1 tblsp Turmeric […]

Zucchini Pickle
Pickles, Zucchini

Zucchini Pickle

Zucchinis are a summer squash variety and contains Vitamin A, Potassium, Folate and are low in calories. A simple and addictive pickle with Zucchinis. Ingredients: Zucchini – 4 Salt as per taste Olive Oil as required For the Marinade: Olive Oil – 1/2 cup Ginger – 1 tblsp, grated Cumin […]