Instant Green Chili Pickle

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I love a homemade green chili pickle with Indian food. Really I like anything “pickled” at any time. I used to drink the pickle juice from the pickle jar as a kid. When Rajat’s parents were visiting in the summer, they brought back a Gujrati snack from the Indian store that came with a simple green chili pickle. I don’t remember the name of the snack and it was nothing special in my opinion, but the pickle. WOW. THE PICKLE. It was so good. I had my husband searching high and low for this pickle in the store, but we couldn’t find anything similar sold in larger quantities. We bough the Gujrati snack a few more times and wasted most of the snack but ate all of the pickles quickly. Fast forward to New Year’s, and Rajat’s cousin’s wife had a very similar home made pickle at her house. She gave some basic directions and Rajat found a video online and the rest is mirch achaar (chili pickle) history. Continue reading

Dill Pickles

Dill Pickles

Dill Pickles

My in-laws are still in the U.S. for another two weeks before heading back to India. I have had so many cooking lessons I cannot count, and will be posting lots of awesome recipes from my Ma in the coming weeks. However, since we are approaching 4th of July weekend (and since I found some awesome pickling cucumbers in the grocery store), I thought I would post a tasty American staple- dill pickles.  Continue reading