Green chilli pickle recipe - Today I am sharing with you all a very important item which needs to be stored for the use in day to day meal to serve as a tantalizing side dish. That is pickle. Pickle is an essential item in vegetarian meal. A teaspoon of pickle turns a simple meal into a delectable meal. Today I am sharing with you all one such healthy green chilli pickle recipe prepared with home made pickle powder, green chillies, lemon juice and a small quantity of oil. You can prepare this pickle as and when required.
3 tbsp oil
1 tsp asafoetida / hing powder
18 - 20 lemons
250 grams green chillies
A tsp turmeric powder / haldi powder
Salt as required
For the pickle powder
25 grams fenugreek seeds / methi dana
75 grams husked split mustard seeds / sasma dali
Green chilli pickle with home made pickle powder recipe
Roast the husked split mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds separately until aromatic and golden brown in colour. Keep them aside and allow to cool. Combine together the roasted seeds and grind it to a fine powder and set aside.
Wash the green chillies and pat dry. Then spread them on a paper and allow to dry completely. Remove the stems. Slit them from the stem side till half keeping the lower part intact.
Cut the lemon into halves and squeeze out the juice in a broad vessel and set aside.
Heat the oil in a pan and add the asafoetida powder. Stir for a while and switch off the flame. When the oil become warm, add the turmeric powder. Add the powder prepared above (methi-mustard powder). Add the lemon juice and make a thick idli batter consistency paste. Add sufficient salt. So that the paste is salty. Allow it to cool. Now add the slitted green chillies to this paste. mix well.
Transfer it to a clean dry jar. Keep the jar in a dry pl;ace. The pickle will be ready to use after 10-12 days.
- Here salt is the preservative, hence sufficient salt should be used so that the pickle doesn't get spoiled.
- Before storing the pickle, taste some paste and adjust the salt.