Wednesday, March 11, 2009

GARLIC ACCHAR (PICKLE)

According to me, meals are just incomplete without pickles. Heres the first time posting my first pickle recipe. Garlic is my family's favourite so gave it a try making garlic pickle. Usually homemade pickles taste better the next day.Its best to take on picnic to serve with samosas or any type of rice. Most of them also have it with bread as sandwich :). These are somthing which can be stored over couple of long period. I like to refrigerate pickle and preserve cold. Taste great with curd rice.

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cups Garlic cloves.

5 tbsp Gingelly oil.

1 Big Tomato.

1 tsp Hing.

1 tsp Turmeric powder.

2 tbsp Mustard Seeds.

1 tbsp Fenugreek Seeds.

2 tbsp Chilli powder.
Vinegar as required.

Salt to taste.

METHOD

Peel the garlic. Cut it into lengthwise if its too big.


Meanwhile dry roast the mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds till you get a nice aroma. Makesure not to roast too much. That may taste bitter. Cool the mixture and grind it into fine powder. Use as per required and rest can be stored in an air tight container.


Heat gingelly oil in a pan and roast garlic cloves till it turns brown. Transfer it in a plate.


In the same remaining oil add tomato with salt and fry for a while. Add chillipowder, hing, and vinegar. Then add the fried garlic clovesand selectedamount of vinegar. Lastly the ground powder as per ur quantity.

Preserve in glass bottles.


I am sending to '' RFRU : PICNIC EATS '' OF RECIPE CENTER STARTED BY RAMKI

Enjoy!!

42 comments:

Purnima said...

Suma, the pickle looks awesome n less oily! I hv tasted frm frnz mom..its awesome! Here only Indian or small garlic work well in these pickles..if chinese or big garlic is used, flavor is not achieved, na? Tks for sharing..soon wd make it!

Priti said...

My beliefs are same too :)...without pickle I just cant eat...this looks so and mouth watering..what a perfect pickle

Asha said...

Lovely looking achar. I love garlic ones too. I have few bottles stocked up always. Good one Suma, enjoy and see you later! :)

Happy cook said...

Even my biggest hankerchief is not enoug to wipe the drool after seeing this super delicious garlic pickle.

Valarmathi said...

Wow pickle looks awesome. Perfect and mouth watering recipe.

Cham said...

I cannot complete a meal without pickle. Very tasty garlic pickle Suma.

Jaishree said...

My husband & my daughter both r gr8 fan of garlic..Your garlic pickle looks awesome.. Pineapple soup looks delicious.. Btw..I have something for u in my blog. Pls accept& trail back to my blog.

Shama Nagarajan said...

wow..awesome pickle

Madhumathi said...

Wow..Love garlic pickle soooooooo much..Your looking soo tempting,Suma..

Trupti said...

I never ate Garlic Pickle before. Looks very delicious. Thanks for sending this recipe for event. Please link back this post to Ramki's blog too.

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely.I ate only store bght garlic pickles.Love the recipe and this would be best with curd rice.:P

Akal's Saappadu said...

looks hot and yummmm, lovely color! i love garlic pickles too!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

yummy pickle.. mouthwatering it is. i also posted a similar recipe :)

Priya said...

Hot n spicy garlic pickles looks great..yummmyyyyy!!

A_and_N said...

A loves garlic pickles! I should try this.

Poornima Nair said...

Thats's mouth watering. My hubby would go absolutely ga-ga over this, will make this for him soon.

Vicky Xavier. said...

wow..This is a yummy pickle and I m drooling. on seeing ur recipe I have decided to make my own pickles instead of buying:)

Varsha Vipins said...

sob sob sob..yup..am really sobbing..u knw this is my most fav pickle..n the most missed one..mom used to make this so well..n now lazy me,havent ever made,.imagining all the pain to peel it..pls parcel me some..:(

Suma Rajesh said...

thanks everyone...

Vibaas said...

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I dont like garlic, but this pickle looks yum

Varunavi said...

Nice pickle, I made mixed veg pickel yesterday i didnt get the colour u got, can tell me why i didnt get the colour?

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notyet100 said...

yummy entry,..:-)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow spicy and droolwothy achar.

Ann said...

Drooling dear..My alltime fav pickle.even yesterday i made comments on garlic pickle
awesome..enjoy

Sia said...

OMG!
OMG!!
OMG!!!
i am seriously drooling here!

DEESHA said...

I agree with you, pickles are soo much a part of Indian cuisine

Premyscakes said...

omg, thats mouthwatering. Love the pics of it.

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. i love this pickle.. looks colourful..

Laavanya said...

Lovely colour Suma.. and with the fried garlic it must be really delicious.

Suma Rajesh said...

Thanks all...

Varunavi,
I used kashmiri mirchi powder..tht have less spice and have a great colour. Also because i used tomato in this recipe my pickle came out bright. I guess in mixed veg, tomatoes are not added...so if u need a bright colour make sure u use kashmiri chilli powderif not try using grinding version.Just have to dry roast red chilli with hing and grind them with salt water. Then finally add to the prepared mixture. Try nd let me know :)

Yasmeen said...

I love acchar,especially with yogurt and rice,thanks for the recipe suma,I'm a big garlic fan,must try your home made acchar recipe:)

Vandana Rajesh said...

Wow suma, the garlic pickle looks lovely. The color looks so inviting. I too love garlic and this is surely one I would try soon. Already dreaming of curd rice and the pickle:)

Purva Desai said...

My Hubby simply loves garlic achaar, thanks for sharing dear.. will make this sooon.

vidhas said...

Me and my daughter are garlci pickle fans. I have not used tomato in garlic pickle. Next time i will follow this. nice click.

Vishali said...

Hey Suma....first time here...nice spicy Pickle ...looks good :)

Cheers,
Vishali

Malar Gandhi said...

Me too just like you, love home made pickles...this looks incredible, love it.

AnuSriram said...

I love pickles! Nothing can beat the combination of yogurt rice with pickles! Your pickle lookd fabulous! Spicy and tangy! Adding tomatoes is new to me.. will try your version!

meeso said...

I can see how pickles would become so necessary at every meal, they can become very addictive... Looks very tasty!

Preety said...

pickles add an extra zing to every meal..garlic pickle looks perfect too

Usha said...

Pickles look spicy and yum, good one Suma !

Sonal said...

tempting pickle; hey its true no meal is complete without pickle..atleast for pickle lover like me..;)