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Sep 24, 2013

Green Chilli Pickle / Maharashtrian Chilli Pickle / Hari Mirch Ka Achar

Pickle are a absolute favorite of mine. I have a to a little pickle on my lunch plate always. My favorite would be garlic pickle. tomato pickle. I am not a big fan of mango pickle, but i love mango thokku and sweet mango pickle a lot. I have quite a few pickle recipes in my blog. But i have not yet posted the common pickle like lemon and kaffir lime pickles. Will do it soon.

I have recently got addicted to this chilli pickle. It has a different aroma and flavour in it, and beautifully pairs with curd rice. You can check my version of chilli pickle too.

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Storing Time : upto 1 month
Recipe Source : Manjulas Kitchen


Green Chilli - 2 cups ( Use any variety )
Lemon - 1 medium size ( 2 tblspn of juice ) You can use Vinegar too
Oil - 4 tblspn

For Grinding:
Coriander Seeds / Thania - 3 tblspn
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds / Vendayam - 1 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Pod - 1tsp
Salt - 1 tblspn


Wash green chillies and wipe them dry. Now chop them into small pieces.

Take all the ingredients given in the list in a blender. Make into a powder.

Add the powder into a bowl and squeeze in the lemon juice. mix well.

Now heat the oil till it smokes. Pour the smoking hot oil over the spices and mix well.

Now add in the chopped chilli and toss well with the masala.

Take a clean, dry, air tight jar and pour the chillies  into them.

Cover and store them for 2 days before consuming.


1) Use a clean dry jar always. Use clean dry spoon always.
2) This can be stored upto 5 days at room temp. For safety i leave them 2 days at room temp, and then store them in fridge upto a month.
3)If you have long serrano chilli, you can slit them and stuff the masala inside them.

take all your ingredients
Use any green chilli you liked

chop them

slice a lemon in half
spices to be ground

take a blender

add whole spices in it

add some asafoetida

some salt and turmeric powder
time to blend

blend them to a powder
take a bowl

add spice powders in them

squeeze in the lemon juice

mix them

now heat some oil till it smokes

pour the oil over the spices
mix well

add chilli

toss well

take a clean jar

add the chilli in them

now cover them

let it steep for 2 days



  1. wow this looks so good. have bookmarked this.. will try it out!

  2. My fav pickle and i can have it with anything.. spicy.

  3. lip smacking pickle .... today's post : http://nayanas-kitchen-kreations.blogspot.in/2013/09/idly-for-tamizhar.html

  4. Super hot and fiery pickle,would love to have a small bottle..

  5. How much oil should be added?

  6. Vow surely try this

  7. Made this today. It's super easy and takes very little time to make. Thanks a lot!

  8. Made this today. It's super easy and takes very little time to make. Thanks a lot!


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