Indian pickles, also known as achaar, are a staple in Indian cuisine. These flavorful mixtures of chopped fruits and vegetables, marinated in spices and oil, bring a tangy, savory kick to any meal. In India, it’s common to eat a small amount of pickle with every bite of food. But pickles aren’t just for Indian dishes – they can also be enjoyed with rice, roti, paratha, and dosa.
There are many types of Indian pickles to choose from, including mango, lemon, chile, amla, garlic, carrot, and cauliflower pickles. Some popular pickle mixes, called mash-ups or assorted pickles, contain a variety of ingredients. Amla or Indian gooseberry pickle, made with Punjabi spices, is a spicy and popular pickle from South Asia. Drumstick pickle, made with mustard or sesame oil, is a must-try for fans of South Indian cuisine.
Indian pickles aren’t limited to vegetables – nearly anything can be pickled, including fruits, berries, leaves, shoots, roots, and even meat. In the past, Indian pickles were kept in ceramic jars, but today they can be stored in the fridge for a long time, often lasting six months to a year.
If you’re interested in trying delicious Indian pickles, be sure to visit our store page at www.hiddenflavours.in/store. We have a wide selection of pickles and other Indian specialties available for purchase. You can also make your own at home by choosing your favorite fruits or vegetables, marinating them in spices and oil, and letting them sit for a few days to a week. This allows you to customize the flavors to your liking by using different types of oil, vinegar, or sweeteners.
In addition to adding flavor to your meals, Indian pickles have potential health benefits. Many types, such as mango and amla pickles, are high in antioxidants and can boost the immune system. Pickles made with vinegar or lemon juice can also help promote digestion and prevent bloating. So next time you sit down to a meal, don’t forget to add a spoonful of Indian pickle to your plate. Whether you buy a jar from the store or make your own at home, you’ll surely enjoy the delicious, tangy flavor of this traditional condiment.