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Pickles And Chutneys-A Collection of Recipes

Aachar aur Chatni Selection

Mamta Gupta

Pickles are an important part of Indian cusine. It is a way of preserving vegetables that are out of season, as well of spicing up the everyday food and snacks. There are hundreds of pickles in India, each family has their own favourites. Here is a selection of some of my favourite pickles and chutneys. Do try a few, they can be used with non-Indian foods too, including sandwiches.

*The word Chutney comes from original Hindi word Chatni which is a tangy and spicy paste/sauce that makes you smack you lips, makes your tongue and mouth come alive! The word Chat/chaat means 'lick' and 'chatna' means 'to lick'. The original Indian chatni is a mix of uncooked fruit (raw mango/apple/other fruits), green chillies, herbs like coriander and mint, a few spices, lemon or vinegar or tamarind, sometimes sugar, all ground together to a paste. Other ingredients can also be added according to taste. In England, and the West, it is called Chutney and it generally means a spicy preserve/condiment, where fruits or vegetables have been cooked in vinegar, with spices and sugar, and then bottled.

Note: Mustard oil should always be heated to smoking point first and allowed to cool completely, before adding it to the pickle.


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  1. Apple/Fruit Chutney (Conserve)

  2. Apple/Fruit Chutney (Conserve), Low Sugar

  3. Aubergine (Brinjal or Eggplant) Pickle

  4. Black Chickpea/Bengal Gram Pickle

  5. Carrot Pickle, Instant

  6. Chana Dal (Split Bengal Gram) Chatni (Chutney)

  7. Chickpea Chutney

  8. Chilli Pickle 1 with Green Garlic

  9. Chilli Pickle 2a with Ginger

  10. Chilli Pickle 2b with Green Turmeric Roots

  11. Chilli Pickle 3 in Lime Juice or Vinegar and Mustard Seeds

  12. Chilli Pickle 4 in Vinegar

  13. Chilli Pickle 5 in Mustard Oil

  14. Chilli Pickle 6 with White Mooli Radish

  15. Chilli Pickle 7 in Brine and Vinegar

  16. Chilli Pickle 8 Stuffed

  17. Chilli Pickle 9 Stuffed

  18. Chilli Pickle 10-Fresh Pickle

  19. Chilli Sauce 1 - A Smoking Hot Sauce

  20. Chilli Sauce 2 Steve's Ouch Ouch sauce

  21. Chilli Sauce 3 - Margaret Young's Instant Sauce

  22. Chilli Sauce 4 - from Sichuan

  23. Chilli Sauce 5 - Patrick�s

  24. Chilli Sauce 6 - Mamta's Chilli, Ginger and Garlic Sauce

  25. Chilli Sauce 7 - Sunita's Chilli, Ginger and Garlic sauce

  26. Chilli Sauce 8- Geeta's Chilli, Garlic and Tomato Sauce

  27. Chillies in Yoghurt (Chillies Pickled in Yoghurt/Curd)

  28. Coconut Chutney 1, Priya�s

  29. Coconut Chutney 2, Mamta�s

  30. Corinda (Karonda) Pickle

  31. Curry Leaves Chutney

  32. Courgette and Ginger Pickle

  33. Garlic Pickle

  34. Garlic and green chilli Pickle 1

  35. Garlic and green chilli Pickle 2

  36. Dry Mango Slice (Khatai) Chutney

  37. Garlic and Mint Chutney

  38. Ginger Pickle in Lime Juice

  39. Ginger Pickled-Sweet

  40. Ginger and Dry Dates Pickle

  41. Green Chutney - Coriander Mint and Mango or Apple

  42. Green Chutney - Coriander, Mint and Pomegranate

  43. Green Garlic and Green Chilli Pickle

  44. Green Tomato Chutney

  45. Jackfruit Pickle

  46. Karela (Bitter Gourd) Chutney with Tamarind

  47. Karonda (Natal Plum or Corinda) Pickle

  48. Kumquat (Orange), Sweet Pickle

  49. Lemon Pickle in Oil - 1

  50. Lemon Pickle - 10, With Ginger & Szechuan Peppers

  51. Lemon Pickle - 2, A Quick Microwave Method

  52. Lemon Pickle in Oil - 3, A Quick, Microwave Method

  53. Lemon Pickle - 4, Traditional North Indian (Preserved Lemons)

  54. Lemon Pickle - 5, Traditional North Indian With Carom Seeds

  55. Lemon Pickle - 6 With Dates - Reeta's

  56. Lemon Pickle - 7, Sweet and Hot - Mamta's

  57. Lemon Pickle - 8, Sweet and Hot - Mohini's

  58. Lemon Pickle - 9, A Quick Microwave Method

  59. Lemon and Onion Chutney

  60. Mango Pickle - Gupta Family Style

  61. Mango Pickle with Asafoetida � Hot!

  62. Mango Pickle with Chick Peas

  63. Mango Pickle with Garlic

  64. Mango Pickle with Ground Spices

  65. Mango Sweet Pickle/Chutney 1 - Gupta Family Style

  66. Mango Sweet Pickle/Chutney 2- Sun Ripened

  67. Mince Meat Pickle

  68. Mint sauce, English

  69. Nine Jewels Chutney

  70. Piccalilli, Pickled Vegetables in Mustard & Vinegar

  71. Pickle, Basic Recipe for Pickling Vegetables Indian Style

  72. Pickled Fresh Fruits With a Chilli Hot Dressing

  73. Pickled Onions, Indian Restaurant Style

  74. Pickled Sweet Ginger

  75. Plum Chutney

  76. Prawn Balchao Pickle

  77. Tamarind Chutney or Sauce or Ketchup

  78. Tamarind Chutney with Banana

  79. Tamarind Chutney with Ginger and Mustard Seed 'Tarka'

  80. Tomato Chutney or Sauce, Fresh - 1

  81. Tomato Chutney or Sauce, Fresh - 2

  82. Tomato Ketchup

  83. Tomato Relish/Salsa 1

  84. Tomato Relish/Salsa 2, Hot!

  85. Turnip, Carrot and Cauliflower Pickle 1

  86. Turnip, Carrot and Cauliflower Pickle 2

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