List of Indian pickles
This is a list of common Indian pickles, which have a wide range of flavours and textures. Indian pickles are generally pickled with oil, vinegar, lemon juice or water. Indian pickles are often made into fresh relish and chutney, which provides additional flavours to food. Many types of foods in Indian cuisine are pickled. Mangoes, gooseberries and lemons are examples of foods that are commonly pickled in Indian cuisine. Sometimes Indian families have their own unique pickle and chutney recipes that are handed-down through the generations.
Amla pickle or Indian gooseberry pickle is a popular pickle in South Asia and India. This spicy pickles are also available commercially. Gooseberries are a source of vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium and phosphorus. It is prepared by pressure cooking them and seasoned with mustard by heating oil. Later adding the gooseberries and all the other ingredients. They can be stored in a refrigerator and used for about 15 days.
Assorted pickles also referred as Mixed pickles is also a popular mixed pickle in Indian cuisine. This pickles are also available commercially. It is prepared by boiling all the vegetables and cooking with the marinated ingredients together. 'Pachranga Achar', also a generic name for the category, is popular brand of assorted or mixed pickles in North India, based in Panipat, it has a turnover of over Rs 25-30 crore.
Garlic pickle is a popular pickle in Andhra Pradesh. This spicy pickles are also available commercially. Garlic is an excellent source of dietary manganese. The sweetness is provided by jaggery. It is prepared by mixing the peeled garlic pods with mustard seeds and jaggery along with the pinch of salt.
Green chili pickle
Green chili pickle is only manufactured in Rajasthan, and is commonly used as a condiment with main dishes. It is prepared by slitting chillies length-wise and frying them along with ginger and garlic and green chili pickles. Other flavouring agents include mango powder, nimbu ras, and fenugreek. It is considered a Rajasthani specialty, and is sometimes used as a flavour for Indian snack foods.
Spicy onion pickle is prepared by cutting the onions into pieces and rubbing salt over it and draining the excess water after one day and marinating with other spices for four or five days. 123
Raw mango and chickpea pickle
Raw mango and chickpea pickle is a very popular pickle in India. This pickles are also available commercially. It is prepared by marinating grated raw mango with salt and turmeric powder for one day and mixing it with soaked chickpea and other ingredients, then letting it sit for four days.
Red chili pickle
Red chili pickle is a very popular pickle in India, available commercially as well as being made in many Indian households. It is prepared by slitting the red chillies length-wise, stuffing it with fenugreek powder, and placing it in a closed porcelain jar for one month.
Sweet mango pickle
Sweet mango pickle is a very popular pickle in India. This pickles are also available commercially. It is prepared by cutting the mangoes into pieces and adding sugar syrup over it, along with other ingredients and keeping it closed in jar under the sun till mangoes become soft.
Sweet sour lemon pickle
Sweet sour lemon pickle is a very popular pickle in India. This sweet and sour pickles are also available commercially. It is prepared by cutting the lemons into halves and sprinkling salt and pouring sugar syrup over it and marinating it for one week.
Tomato pickle is a very popular pickle in India. This spicy pickles are also available commercially. It is prepared by cooking ripe tomatoes and adding all the spices along with mustard powder.
Coconut pickle is commonly served along with south Indian breakfasts. Unlike other pickles, it is perishable. It is made of grated raw coconut, and has a much shorter preparation time than most Indian pickles.
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