Pickled Green Chilies

What would you think if I offer you a bowl of chillies? That’s exactly the expression K had when I gave him lunch the other day. He took the first bite with a lot of apprehension and a look that said, “Ab tumhare hawaale watan saathiyon”. However, the next moment his look said it all, even chiliies can be deceiving :-)

This is amma’s special dish , a treat for us when we would get tired of eating peas, beans, greens and other healthy food all the week and could no longer take it. A tangy pickle tantalizing the tongue… Tastes better the next day!

My entry to Jihva for Ingredients, brainchild of Indira and hosted by Nandita of Saffrontrail
Green Chilies

Ingredients:

100grams of green chillies( Indian variety)
2 tablespoons of thick tamarind paste
1 tablespoon of grated jaggery
1 teaspoon of fenugreek powder
2 teaspoons of mustard powder
2 teaspoons of sesame powder
A pinch of turmeric
a pinch of asafoetida
Oil, Salt to taste.

Method:

1. Wash and pat dry the chillies . Rub your hands nicely with oil or wear gloves.

2. Make a slit on one side of the chili by running the knife from the tip to the end and with the help of a toothpick or the knife and remove atleast half of the seeds. Making the slit is important , else the chillies will pop when you fry them.

3. Heat oil in a wide skillet and add the the chillies and fry them until they change color. Add the tamarind extract and all the powders , salt and simmer for atleast 10 minutes.

4. Serve hot with rice and ghee.

Green Chillies Pickled in Tamarind Sauce

Note: Lasts for a week in the refrigerator

16 thoughts on “Pickled Green Chilies

  1. Tee says:

    Oh! Beautiful pictures and delicious looking pickle! I am bookmarking this recipe…does this last for a couple of days?

  2. Asha says:

    Hey Dee, with frying,balanced with salt,Tamraind and Jaggrery, I bet it tastes great and won’t be that hot at all.I make Jalapeno chutney like that except sesame seeds and methi,I LOVE it!:)
    Thanks for this recipe.I am sure your hubby still in his Watan in one piece!!Hahaha!!

  3. SeeC says:

    This is new to me…easy to prepare and must be tasting great. I will definitely try this out. Green chilli is a must in my daily food :)

    Nice pictures too.

  4. priyanka says:

    Thats a great recipe Dee. I can imagine tasting it in my mind:)I agree with Asha- with the tamarind, jaggery and frying it wont taste hot all- thats what i did for my baingan mirchi ka salan….

  5. Padma says:

    This version of chilli pickling is new to me. We do it with butter milk..you must be aware of it!

    Nice photographs and recipe, thanks for sharing

  6. Dee says:

    Thanks all for the wonderful comments! I really appreciate it!
    @Ashakka, he is in one piece but not in his watan!

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