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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.

 Aam ka Achaar, Mango Pickle, Punjabi AcharAam ka Achaar, Mango Pickle, Punjabi Achar

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.

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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 {ad2}

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.

 Kishmish ka Murabba, Sweet Raisin PickleKishmish ka Murabba, Sweet Raisin Pickle

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.

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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 {ad4}

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.

 Fresh Turmeric and Ginger PickleFresh Turmeric and Ginger Pickle

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.

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South-Indian Pickles

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.

Lemon PickleLemon Pickle {ad6}

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 PickleDrumstick Pickle


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.

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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.

Madras Onion PickleMadras Onion Pickle

Rajasthani Pickles

Methi ki LaunjiMethi ki Launji  {ad8}

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.

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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.

Spicy Amla PickleSpicy Amla Pickle

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.

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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  {ad11}

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.

Quick Mango ChundaQuick Mango Chunda

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.

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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.

 Raiwala MarchaRaiwala Marcha

Happy Cooking!

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Raiwala Marcha
Recipe# 575
26 Dec 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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 ....
Garlic Pickle ( Achaar Recipe )
Recipe# 3435
16 Feb 20

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by Tarla Dalal
garlic pickle recipe | lahsun achar | Punjabi lahsun achar | with 18 amazing images. Pickles and achar are essential part of Indian meals. They have strength to enhance ....
Tendli ka Achaar
Recipe# 3433
14 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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# 3898
29 May 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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 ....
Onion and Raw Mango Chunda,  Kaanda Aur Kairi ka Choonda
Recipe# 40887
17 May 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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# 32881
11 Nov 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
instant lemon pickle recipe | nimbu ka achar | easy lime pickle | traditional South Indian lemon pickle | instant lemon pickle is a spicy pickle made with most au ....
Garlic and Tendli Pickle
Recipe# 39073
07 Jul 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Pickles generally have high salt content and therefore not advisable for those with high blood pressure. Here is a pickle that is strikingly out of the ordinary. The garlic and tendli pickle, you will be happily surprised to note, has just half a spoon of salt! in this case, garlic is the wonder ing ....
Tender Mangoes In Brine
Recipe# 32880
20 Aug 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A simple but tasteful recipe that is extremely popular,espeacially in kerala,tamilnadu and some areas of karnataka,served with curd rice. Remember to choose tender raw mangoes,and leave the stem on, so that the pickle lasts for longer. Thick-skinned,bitter varieties are usually not preferred for thi ....
Aam ki Launji
Recipe# 3901
19 Apr 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Quick and easy pickle that tickles your palate! Aam ki Launji is made by cooking mangoes with a readily available selection of spices and powders. No complex methods, tricky proportions or pickling time involved in making this, yet it stays fresh for almost four days in the refrigerator. This sweet ....
Kishmish ka Murabba, Sweet Raisin Pickle
Recipe# 3424
31 Jan 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
If you have never tried pickling raisins before, you have missed something all along! It is time to try it out, right away. Very different and addictively tasty, this Kishmish ka Murabba is a unique sweet pickle made of raisins, sweetened with brown sugar and honey. The brown sugar gives the mur ....
Sliced Onions with Lemon Juice and Green Chillies
Recipe# 42199
25 Sep 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Although it is very easy to make and uses few and common ingredients, Sliced Onions with Lemon Juice and Green Chillies is an accompaniment that is sure to make even a simple meal seem amazingly exciting. This is thanks to the crunchy texture and snazzy flavour of the ingredients that go into it ....
Fresh Ginger Pickle
Recipe# 5012
13 Dec 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
fresh ginger pickle recipe | quick Indian style ginger pickle | 3 ingredient ginger pickle - winter recipe | homemade adrak ka achar | healthy ginger pickle | with 7 ....
Stuffed Bhavnagri Chillies, Bharela Moong Dal Marcha
Recipe# 4331
16 May 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This Stuffed Bhavnagari Mirchi recipe is quite unique, compared to the usual way of preparing these chillies stuffed with or marinated in spices. On the other hand, Bharela Moong Dal Marcha features Bhavnagari chillies stuffed with a succulent and peppy mixture of moong dal and onions tempered tradi ....
Chinese Sweet and Sour Ginger
Recipe# 36060
24 Aug 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The Chinese Sweet and Sour Ginger is a quick and easy accompaniment that is sure to make you drool! All you need to do is chop the ginger and mix all the ingredients together, but the interplay of ginger’s spiciness with sugar, s ....
Gajar Marcha Nu Sambhaariyu  ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 576
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A delectable accompaniment ready in minutes! carrots and capsicum, sautéed lightly with mustard seeds and tossed in a spicy masala—that’s it! remember that the crunchiness of the vegetables is the unique selling proposition of gajar marcha nu sambhaariyu. So, never overcook the veggies, and consume ....
Drumstick Pickle, South Indian Pickle
Recipe# 32882
24 May 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A very different and unusual pickle from the kitchens of South India, the Drumstick Pickle is perfectly spiced and 100% sure to tickle your taste buds. Sautéed drumstick pieces are allowed to marinate in a tangy and spicy base that includes tamarind pulp, asafoetida and a freshly-ground masala p ....
Quick Carrot and Capsicum Pickle
Recipe# 2777
18 Dec 20

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by Tarla Dalal
quick carrot and capsicum pickle recipe | gajar shimla mirch ka achar | instant carrot capsicum pickle | quick Indian pickle | with 14 amazing images. To make quick carr ....
Pickled Jalapenos, Homemade Quick Pickled Jalapenos
Recipe# 1275
16 May 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Pickled Jalapenos are readily available in stores, but how many of you have the slight misgiving that its flavour is not as bright and peppy as it could be? This recipe is for all those of you who are prepared to go one step further to guarantee the best taste and quality in every food item you ....
Punjabi Aam ka Achaar
Recipe# 3438
23 Jul 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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 combination of fennel seeds, nigella seeds with m ....
Baby Mangoes in Brine
Recipe# 3416
23 Jul 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
As a child, I used to stand by my mother's side when she used to pickle baby mangoes. The sight of miniature mangoes being poured into pickle jars was always a treat to watch and the baby mangoes Were fun to eat. Raw baby mangoes are approximately 12 mm. to 25 mm. (½" to 1") in size and are availabl ....
Red and White Radish Pickle, Mooli ka Achar
Recipe# 3415
23 Jul 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Water pickles are a specialty of my family. My mother was known to make some astounding varieties of water based pickles. I have inherited only a few of them of which this one is my personal favourite. This pickle takes about a week to mature and can then be eaten for the next 4 to 5 weeks. It gets ....
Raw Papaya Pickle, Quick and Fresh Papaya Pickle
Recipe# 41321
13 Jan 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
raw papaya pickle recipe | instant raw papaya pickle | healthy raw papaya relish – oil free pickle | green papaya achar | with 13 amazing images. raw papaya pickle recip ....
Green Chilli Pickle, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 22338
26 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Chillies come together with a unique blend of spices, giving rise to a tongue-tickling accompaniment for any meal. Whether dhoklas or khichdi, just serve a little of this Green Chilli Pickle alongside the dish to give it a fiery touch. A special blend of spices like soonth and carom seeds compen ....
Masala Mogri, Green Mogri Subzi
Recipe# 35938
07 Feb 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Come winter, the market is flooded with exotic fruits and veggies that are exclusive to the season. One such wondrous ingredient is the mogri or green radish pods. It has an exclusive taste, which is so enjoyable that you do not need to cook it very elaborately. Just a simple tempering and a das ....
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Pickles / Achar
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 on 23 Jan 21 04:57 PM


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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for the feedback !!! Keep reviewing recipes and articles you loved.
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23 Jan 21 08:04 PM
Pickles / Achar
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 on 20 Aug 20 11:39 AM


Great recipes.. specially i liked the green chilli achar recipe.. The mogri recipe is also nice..
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Tarla Dalal    Sugandha thanks for the feedback !!! keep reviewing recipes, articles you loved.
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22 Aug 20 09:07 AM
Pickles / Achar
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 on 18 Jun 20 03:59 AM


Wow, thank you for the amazing recipe, it was beautifully created with each easy to follow steps. I tried making Raw Mango Pickle, and the taste was lip smacking.