Pickles are considered to be the most important ingredient and it tops all the Indian cuisines. These pickles are totally handmade and hygienic without even a single touch of machinery. The relishes of the achaar will enhance the taste of even the simple diets and gives your tongue a slight sizzle. In India, every household contains variety of pickles which are rich in amazing taste and spices such as Mango Pickle, Gooseberry Pickle/ Amle Ki Launji, Green Chilli, Bitter Gourd Pickle, etc.
We have handpicked some mouth-watering Indian traditional pickles to stimulate your taste buds:
Mango Pickle/ Aam Ka Achaar
Aam ka achaar is famous in all regions of India, its tanginess and the sweetness of the pulp makes the mango pickle the ‘king’ of all. We add a heap of black pepper along with fennel seeds, spices, cumin, mustard, vinegar and strong flavors of roasted spices which gives appetizing taste.
Gooseberry Pickle/ Amle Ki Launji
In India, gooseberry pickle is served with Indian street foods which add the intricate taste to any dish like chana bhatura, poori aloo, poori chana, and even kulcha chana. It is tangy, sour and spicy in taste and has loads of vitamin b12 and vitamin C. Gooseberry is called Usirikaya in Telugu, Amla in Hindi, and Amalika in Sanskrit.
Green Chilli (Mirch ka Achaar)
When you eat an Indian meal, it’s common to serve pickle, also known as achaar, alongside the meal. People who prefer spicier food, praises the pickle and eat with every meal. While it’s easy to increase the amount of chilis in a dish to make it spicier, sometimes it’s nice to have a side of achaar as a condiment because it adds a unique flavor to the meal as well as heat.
Bitter Gourd Pickle/ karele Ka Achaar
We know that the summer is busy in cooking or chopping the vegetables as we cook new dishes. One of the famous pickles is Bitter Gourd which we can only eat during the summers. It helps in fighting the diabetes and you can enjoy as an accompaniment to curries, rice or with meat dishes.
Though, today, we have so many options as we could buy from stores, buying from someone who makes at home. But, it is true nothing can beat the taste of homemade pickle.
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