Monday, 23 July 2007

Green Chilli Pickle (Whole)

Green chillies are one of my favourite and I add it with every dish I prepare. The hot flavour in it gets you an excellent taste. My mother prepares this whole chilli pickle and I used to get it packed from her whenever I make a visit. That was a time I never knew cooking and never knew that it is this easy.

It tastes like jalapeno pickle and goes well with Curd rice. I am sure you will like it, but you will have to wait for atleast 15-20 days (marination period) to experience it. No preservatives added, but still this lasts for atleast a year.
Green Chilli - 200 gms
Mustard Seeds - 3 Tsp
Turmeric Powder - 3 Tsp
Salt - 5 Tsp
Lime - 5

This is how it looks after a month. The colour of the Chilli changes from Green to Pale Green (Yellowish Green).


  1. Wash Green chillies and cut into small pieces (around an inch or less).
  2. Grind Mustard seeds into coarse powder.
  3. In a glass bowl add the cut chillies, salt,turmeric and mustard seeds powder and mix it well.
  4. Extract the Lime juice and add it to the mixture. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Cover the bowl with a plate and leave it aside.
  6. It has to marinate for atleast 20 days to use it.
  7. Once in a day open the cover and give it a mix (for even marination).
  8. After complete marination, the Chilli will turn soft. Now it is ready for use.
  9. Transfer to an air-tight container and refrigerate(optional).

Nutritional Fact:

  • Green Chilli - Good source of Potassium, magnesium, iron and Vitamin B & Vitamin C.
  • Lime - Vitamin C


sra said...

I've never tasted this version, we make one with ajwain stuffed into the chilli

Vcuisine said...

Such a hot post SeeC. Nice one. Viji

Sia said...

i just made lime_greenchilli pickle yesterday:) cant wait to eat them:)

Asha said...

YUMMY! I love this pickle after a week of soaking in all that.Tastes so good with Yogurt rice!Slurp!!:)

archana said...

Even I make this same pickle. It is toooooooo tasty.Sour taste from the lime wow, my mouth is watering :)

Saju said...

Nice! I love this; I also make the same pickle, but I just cut the chillies into halves lengthways.

Sharmi said...

woa must be real hot. pics look killing!! thats one hot recipe!!

Lata said...

that sounds great. I will make it right today. As I got a lot of green chillies for the party over the weekend. Most of them are left. I will this tonight itself.

Manasi said...

Hi!! U r so right!! this tastes awesome with yogurt rice!!! love it!!

Vini K said...

ooh my mouth is watering at the sight of that yummy pickle.Will try this with a less hotter variety though, as I cannot tolerate too much hotness:)

Coffee said...

This is surely new to me.... never had it this way.... A very hot post indeed! ;)

S said...

hi in your recipe you have given Lime - 5
is it juice of 5 limes or 5 tsp/tbsp of lime juice?
I would like to know the approx qnty of lime juice for teh same 200gms green chillis that you have given.

mouth watering recipe, and so easy to make, i definitely want to give a try, pls can you clarify my doubt?

Many thanks

SeeC said...

Sra, This is easy to prepare. Try out and see.

Thanks Viji.

Sia, What a coincidence...I too made it on the same day :)

Asha, Yeah it is too good. My sister started having it the next day...couldnt resist.

SeeC said...

Archana. You are right. Sour taste with hot is yummy.

Thanks for Stopping by Saju. I will try it cutting lengthwise next time :)

Thanks Sharmi. It isn't that hot as the raw green chilli. Tastes good.

Thanks for Stopping by Lata. Try it and let me know. You will definitely like it.

SeeC said...

Thanks Manasi, This is our favourite side dish for Yogurt rice !

Thanks for stopping by Vini. This isn't that hot as the raw one. You can remove the seeds and try if you feel it too hot.

Thanks Coffee. This is very easy to prepare. Try it and see.

Hello S,
Thanks for your comments.
I appreciate your interest.
Lime - 5 denotes the whole Lime fruit and not 5 Tsp. You will have to soak the green chillies in the lime juice (do not add water).
Hope this helps.
Try it and enjoy the dish.

Seema said...

Wow your chili pickle looks just like the store bought PIP pickles buddy. Would be perfect with mosaranna(curd rice). Yummy.

SeeC said...

oh! oh! oh! Thanks Seema.I couldnt feel my feet:))

USHA said...

Hi Seec,
Pickle with Green chilli!!!!that looks hot...Nice one..

swapna susarla said...

That looks great!!i used to buy this one (priya pickle).thanks for posting.

Suganya said...

No cooking? Thtz great!

Kajal said...

Spicy Spicy from sweet sweet girl. Great post my dear.:)

SeeC said...

Thanks Usha.

Thanks Swapna. From now on you can prepare it on your own isn't it !

Suganya, Hey Can't take off from cooking. Taken sometime off from posting ;)

Thanks Kajal. You have flattered me.

Quilla said...

Good words.