Friday, February 11, 2011

Hari Mirch ka Achaar (Green Chili Pickle)

For Green chili pickle

Green chilies - 25
Lemon juice - 1/4 cup
Mustard seeds (yellow split) - 1/2 cup
Coriander seeds - 1/4 cup
Asafetida (Hing) - 1/4 tsp
Cumin (Jeera) - 2 tsp
Fennel seeds - 2 tbsp
Red chili powder - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tbsp
Salt - 3 tbsp
Vinegar - 2 tbsp
Cooking oil - 1 cup

  • Wash and dry green chilies thoroughly.
  • Cut green chilies into small pieces. Be careful to either wear gloves while cutting green chilies or use a pair of scissors instead of knife.
  • In a pan, dry roast cumin, coriander, and fennel seeds. Grind the roasted spices in grinder and keep aside.
  • In a large bowl, take the above roasted spice powder and also add red chili powder, turmeric powder and asafetida powder to it.
  • Heat oil in a separate pan and add it to the spice mix. Mix well.
  • Add all the above mixture to the green chilies. Once again mix well.
  • Now add lemon juice and vinegar. Mix again.
  • Take a clean jar; fill it up with the above pickle. Also add some hot oil on the top.  So the pickle is completely submerged in the oil.
  • Store it in a clean and dry place. Pickle is ready to eat in a week.
Serving suggestions:
Enjoy green chili pickle with garma garam parathas (Indian bread) anytime of the day.


  1. Hi Shvetha!! First time here. i love this pickle. my fav. Looks spicy... yummmmm... love it with curd rice, roti, poori ..

  2. Thanks, Amritha! In a couple of weeks, I'm also releasing Iphone application for all my recipes. It will be free and will be available on Apple Itunes.

  3. Hi shveta.......I really luv this pickle& I'm gonna try it 2 day.......