Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sweet and Sour Chilly Pickle


Things u need :
Green chilly cut into small pieces- A cup
Ginger sliced-2 tablespoon
Garlic flakes-2 tablespoon
Kashmiri Chilly Powder- 1-2 tablespoon
Vinegar- 3/4 cup- 1 cup
salt-to taste
Sugar-3/4 tablespoon
Asafoetida- a pinch
Curry leaves-a bunch
Methi/Fenugreek seeds- 1 Teaspoon


1. Splutter the mustard seeds,and add the methi seeds.
2. When done,add chilly, garlic, ginger and curry leaves and saute for around 5-6min or until the chillies are cooked.
3.Add kashmiri chilly and salt to taste and saute for few minutes on low flame,till the oil seperates out.
4. Add Vinegar and sugar. Check the taste. The amount of vinegar and sugar can be varied according to individual taste preferences.
5.Remove from fire and and sprinkle asafoetida powder.
6.Allow to cook and transfer to an air tight container

The little dash of sugar thrown in at the end is to give a little bit of sweetness to the pickle.Also sugar is supposed to neutralize the other flavors.A little vinegar gives a certain amount of tanginess to the dish ,which i totally love.The sugar and extra vinegar is totally avoidable,but i'd advice to go ahead with it coz pickles tastes better if it also leaves a sweet taste in your mouth,along with the heat.

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