Chettinad Garlic Pickle

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 20
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Pickled Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • Garlic - 4 cups.
  • Red chilli powder - 1 cup
  • Coriander powder - 1/2 cup
  • Mixed powder - 1/2 cup [contains Cumin seeds - 2 tbsp, Asafoetida - 2 tbsp,
  • Fenugreek - 2 tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 3 cup
  • Oil - 1 cup
  • Salt - 1 cup
  • Mustard - 2 tbsp
  • Jaggery [sliced] - 2tbsp

How to Make Chettinad Garlic Pickle

  • Dry fry the first 3 ingredients and grind without using water. Remove the garlic skin, and wash in water and cut into small pcs [length wise].
  • Drain water from pickle thoroughly. If you still feel garlic has water, put in a cloth, which sucks water. Garlic should be dry as it was before washed in water.
  • Once garlic has no water in it, heat a pan with oil [remember in that pan only final pickle will be made.]
  • When oil is hot put the mustard, after it splutters put the dry garlic and fry it.
  • The garlic should be cooked in oil itself. So if you need oil, you can use.
  • Once garlic is cooked, pour the lemon juice.
  • Now add red chilli powder, coriander powder, salt and the mixed powder.
  • Stir occasionally and let the garlic pickle leave oil on the top.
  • Now add the sliced Jaggery.
  • Let the pickle be for 3 minutes. Then remove from heat.
  • After the pickle is cold change to dry bottles. Tips Keep pickle in dry bottles or plastic containers. Do not keep in stainless steel vessels as it may spoil the pickle. Even after using pickle remove stainless steel spoons used. Use of plastic spoons to serve is best.