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October 12, 2007


I think I have it with ALMOST all my meals, as a spread, as a dip ,in Devilled eggs too, I AM ADDICTED TO IT!!!, and so will you be once you make it :). This is my mom's recipe- she learnt to make it from a Tibetan couple during our stay in Mussoorie, this couple would make jars and jars of this pickle and eat it with EVERYTHING all through the long ,bitter winter in Mussoorie, and sometimes when it snowed and roads were blocked and no fresh vegetable was available, this pickle came to their rescue along with lentils for a satisfying, hearty meal.12102007717                                                           Green chilli~garlic pickle


  • Green chillies-3 cups, chopped
  • Vinegar/Lemon juice- 6 tsp.
  • Mustard/Refined oil- 6 tsp.
  • Salt-6 tsp. or acc. to taste
  • Mustard seeds-6 tsp.
  • Turmeric- 1/2 tsp.
  • Garlic- 5 tsp. ,crushed
  • Asafetida(hing)- 1/4 tsp.
  • Red chilli powder- 3 tsp.


Wash chillies, keep for few hours under the sun or fan to dry thoroughly, then chop into 1/2 inch pieces.Heat oil ,add the asafetida, and let cool.Grind the mustard seeds, toss everything together except for the vinegar/ lemon juice. Transfer to a clean glass bottle/crock pot. Keep in the sun and next day add the vinegar/lemon juice.

Let the pickle "ripen" and sour up preferably 1 week, in the hot sun, make sure to stir frequently, Happy Pickling !                                                

This pickle will definitely be relished by dear Zlamushka, I have gift- wrapped it up with a khadee worked (gold embossed) silk scarf, for her, since I wanted to send her a piece of India .12102007725

So THIS is  my entry to your event-"a spoonful of Christmas" -http://www.burntmouth.com/2007/10/spoonful-of-christmas.html

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Happy cook October 12, 2007 at 9:46 PM  

I love anykind of pickles.
Chilli and garlic sounds delicious.
I love to have pickles just with plain rice and curd. Yummy

Asha October 12, 2007 at 11:23 PM  

How beautiful! I do have bottled pickle like that but nothing beats homemade pickle. Nice of you to send it to her! I am sure she will love it!:))

Rina October 13, 2007 at 1:41 AM  

Chilli and garlic can't go wrong..

Mansi Desai October 13, 2007 at 2:45 AM  

Chilli-garlic pickle, and that too mom's recipe...you couldn't have gone wrong at all bindiya!

love the way you've dressed it up with the traditional wrap!! lovely entry.

and now I'm waiting for your entry to my AFAM-Peach event girl!!

bee October 13, 2007 at 4:55 AM  

that sounds delish, though i'd cut down on the chilli powder. i'm a real wimp. i think mustard oil is a must to get the authentic flavour.

TBC October 13, 2007 at 8:10 AM  

What's not to like?! like chillies and love garlic!
Plus it's mom's recipe...u can never go wrong;-)

Cynthia October 13, 2007 at 9:52 PM  

This is a wonderfully spicy Christmas gift! I've bookmarked the recipe.

RAKS KITCHEN October 14, 2007 at 8:14 AM  

Wow looks mouthwatering...!Thanx for sharing the recipe...:))

musical October 22, 2009 at 8:12 AM  

Lovely recipe, Bindiya! This one ssure can brighten up any meal!

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