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अचार खाने के साथ परोसे जाने वाले - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Pickles / Achar recipes in Hindi)
અથાણું રેસિપિ, આચાર વાનગીઓ, ભારતીય અથાણાં - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Pickles / Achar recipes in Gujarati)

Indian Pickles, Achar Recipes

Indian pickle recipes collection, achaar recipes. Spicy, tangy, sweet, or a combination of these flavours, you name it and there are pickles to suit your taste! Pickles (Achar) go well with Parathas and Rotis of all types and are served with most meals to add to the spice quotient. While some quick-fix achars are made in small quantities and stored for just a few days in the Refrigerator, others are made in large quantities and stored for a year or so. This section is your gateway to the world of pickles, with tongue-tickling options like Spicy Mango Pickle, Carrot Pickle, Aam ka Achaar, Drumstick Pickle etc.

Sugar Based Pickles

Sweet Lemon Pickle, Nimboo ka Achar, No Oil Lemon PickleSweet Lemon Pickle, Nimboo ka Achar, No Oil Lemon Pickle

Sugar based pickles like Aam ki Katki ka Muraba, Methambo, Sweet Lemon Pickle are quite popular. Murabba or "morabba" is an Arabic word meaning to preserve. It is made with finely chopped raw mangoes cooked in sugar syrup and spiced with sambhar masala. Sambhar masala (Koro Sambar/Methia No Masala) is a zingy spice powder. This tongue-tickling masala is a joy to experience, especially during the winter and monsoon days. Kishmish ka Murabba is a unique pickle made of raisins, sweetened with brown sugar and honey. Nimboo ka Achaar is an all-time favorite, with fans spanning across generations! Sweet Peach Pickle is another innovative pickle made by stewing peaches in spiced sugar syrup. Not all pickles are time-consuming.

Quick Pickles 

Garlic PickleGarlic Pickle

Quick pickles like Bhindi Til ka Achaar, Tendli ka Achaar, Sweet and Sour Raw Papaya Pickle, Garlic Pickle, Carrot Pickle , Fresh Turmeric and Ginger Pickle take hardly any time to cook. Simply toss crispy bhindi with lemon juice, spice powders and red marinade to make this delicious Bhindi Til ka Achaar. Similarly, you can try Tendli ka Achaar by pickling them in spices. You can almost pickle everything in order to prolong its life - hard berries, onions, raw mangoes, green chillies, carrots, cauliflower, turnips, limes and what you have on hand.

South-Indian Pickles

Lemon PickleLemon Pickle

Apart from the different types of podi and chutneys that go along with most South-Indian meals, authentic simple dishes like Curd Rice and Bisi Bele Bhaat taste amazing with Lemon pickle or Mango pickle. Best quality raw mangoes are marinated with generous quantities of mustard seeds and chilli powder in sesame oil. The mango pickle is put away in a jar for at least a week before it is served.
Drumstick Pickle is made by sautéing and marinating drumstick in a tangy and spicy masala base that lends the pickle strong flavors. Madras onions are widely used in Southern Indian cuisine. Simply marinate them in an array of spices and red marinade to make Madras Onion Pickle that could be served with rice, spicy vegetable, curries or parathas.

Rajasthani Pickles

Methi ki LaunjiMethi ki Launji

Whether or not you have made subzis, dals and kadhis, a meal never seems complete without a tangy, tongue-tickling Achaar or Launji. Undoubtedly, Rajasthan has a delightful collection of accompaniments like Shimla Mirch ki Launji, Methi ki Launji and Tamatar ki Launji, which are enjoyed with their meals. An evergreen Rajasthani recipe, the Amla Murabba is a wonderful accompaniment to any meal, soft amlas are sweetened and enhanced with aromatic spices like cardamom and saffron. Also, you can make this spicy Amla Pickle by marinating amla wedges in a coarse mixture of nigella seeds & fennel seeds and other aromatic spices. Ker is a berry exclusive to Rajasthan, it is used in many interesting ways in their cuisine. Ker ka Achaar is an aromatic and appetizing achaar spiced up with a variety of seeds.

Gujarati Pickles

Methia KeriMethia Keri

I still remember the large porcelain jars of Methia Keri and Golkeri that would arrive every summer from my nani’s home. It tastes great with khakhras, theplas and parathas! Also, the arrival of summers brings back memories of me grating raw mangoes with my granny which are then turned into authentic pickles like Chundo. The traditional preparation of chunda involves dissolving sugar till the pickle reaches a clear syrupy consistency and the mango shreds are translucent. This Quick Mango Chunda is easy to prepare as all the ingredients are combined and cooked in a pan. Also, you can enhance the taste by adding onions to make this Kaanda Aur Kairi ka Choonda which can be relished with masala puri or parathas. Gujarati famous breakfast FafdaJalebi is surely incomplete without Raiwala Marcha and Kacha Papaya Sambharo. Sambhaar is a spice mix that is readily available in most Gujarati households. Kaachi Keri No Sambhaar is a no-fuss, easy to make pickle made by just mixing cut raw mangoes with oil and sambhaar powder.

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Raiwala Marcha recipe
A delectable pickle of Bhavnagari chillies stuffed with a tongue-tickling mixture of mustard and fennel seeds, spiked up with a dash of lemon. The flavour of mustard is dominant in this pickle, true to the name of Raiwala Marcha. You need to let the pickle stand for at least one hour before serv ....
Amla Murabba recipe
An invaluable winter preserve. Amlas (Indian gooseberries) are a major ingredient in several herbal tonics as they are reputed to be good for the liver, eyes and stomach. Amlas are the richest known source of vitamin C. Amlas are abundantly available during the winter months. I actually buy a large ....
Sweet Lemon Pickle, Nimboo ka Achar, No Oil Lemon Pickle recipe
A brilliant pickle that causes a burst of sweet and tangy flavours on your palate, the Nimboo ka Achaar is an all-time favourite, with fans spanning across generations! The preparation of this No Oil Lemon Pickle needs a bit of tact, but is not difficult if you follow these instructions properly. It ....
Sweet and Sour Raw Papaya Pickle recipe
Raw papaya, quite contrary to the ripe ones, is quite crisp and has a unique taste, which lends itself well to salads, subzis and pickles. Here, we have made a Sweet and Sour Raw Papaya Pickle by perking up the chopped and cooked raw papayas with a multitude of ingredients, including spices, tam ....
Methia No Masala, Koro Sambar, Gujarati Sambhar Masala recipe
methia no masala recipe | koro sambar | Gujarati sambar masala | with 14 amazing images. methia no masala is a tongue-tickling Gujarati spi ....
Garlic Pickle ( Achaar Recipe ) recipe
Garlic is often added in small quantities to chutneys and pickles as part of their flavouring, but as in this recipe, it can also be the main ingredient of a hot and sweet garlic pickle. The sweetness is provided by jaggery. The garlic pods can be cooked as in this recipe or matured in the sun. The ....
Aam ka Achaar, Mango Pickle, Punjabi Achar recipe
During the mango season in the summer in Punjab, one can see at least two or three earthenware jars full of pickled raw mangoes maturing in the sun outside homes. This typical Punjabi recipe for making mango pickle is most popular in the region. The combinat ....
Tendli ka Achaar recipe
Pickles in india are a world by themselves. In a land of warm climate and little refrigeration, almost everything gets pickled in order to prolong its life - hard berries, onions, raw mangoes, green chillies, carrots, cauliflower, turnips, limes and what you have on hand. I have pickled some tendlis ....
Tamatar ki Launji recipe
Everyday ingredients, minimal time, and least effort is all it takes to make this mouth-watering accompaniment! A simple tempering of seeds and a sprinkling of common spice powders moves the humble tomato from an ‘extra’ ingredient status into the limelight. Perhaps it is the right combination of in ....
Quick Mango Chunda,  Aam ka Chunda, Gujarati Raw Mango Sweet Pickle recipe
Mango chunda is a preserve that is common to all Gujarati households. The traditional preparation of chunda is time consuming, the heat of sun being used to dissolve the sugar till the pickle reaches a clear syrupy consistency and the mango shreds are translucen ....
Onion and Raw Mango Chunda,  Kaanda Aur Kairi ka Choonda recipe
The wide spectrum of flavours packed inside this traditional pickle is sure to tease your taste buds! The bubbly flavours of raw mango and onions are enhanced manifold by the addition of apt spice powders. A dash of jaggery balances the flavours, while also highlighting each of the other flavours – ....
Lemon Pickle recipe
Oh, how versatile the humble lemon is, lending itself as beautifully to pickling candying, seasoning as to a variety of other uses. Interestingly, most restaurants down South serve Lemon Pickle along with the 'meals', as the lemon is easy to procure and pickle, as well as liked by almost everybo ....
Sweet and Sour Mango Pickle recipe
Sweet mango pickles are very special. The mangoes chosen for this pickle should be firm and under ripe. They are peeled, cut into thin slices and simmered in sugar syrup with garlic, cloves, bay leaf, peppercorns, spiked with chilli powder and fennel seeds. The mango flesh softens but stays intact a ....
Sweet and Sour Tomato Chutney recipe
This zesty chutney is beaming with the balanced notes of effective but common spices like red chillies and mustard. Tomatoes team up well with onions and garlic to give a nice taste and pulpy mouth-feel. The sweetness imparted by sugar is obvious in this unique chutney, but restrained enough to ....
Spicy Amla Pickle, Amla   Achaar Recipe recipe
This Spicy Amla Pickle is a true tongue-tickler, with the perfect masala for tangy amlas! Ideal to serve with any meal, it tastes especially great with rice and dal. It has a lingering flavour, which is both spicy and sour, thanks to the use of various spices and seeds ranging from fennel and fe ....
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