Hari Mirch ka Achar - Instant Green Chilli Pickle

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Aug. 02, 2017

Pickle in a minute? Believe it or not, this yummy pickle needs just a few minutes of your time. While people generally tend to think of pickle-making as a laborious and long-drawn process, our marvellous Indian cuisine also offers us some tasty but easy pickles like this Hari Mirch ka Achar. The natural pungency of green chillies together with flavour-packed spices and mustard oil make this pickle an interesting accompaniment. Use dark green chillies, which are very spicy. Once done, this pickle can be stored in the fridge for around two months and enjoyed as and when you wish!


Green chillies 1 Cup (16 tbs) (cut into 1” pieces)
Fennel seeds 1 Tablespoon (saunf)
Fenugreek seeds 2 Teaspoon (methi)
Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon (jeera)
Mustard seeds 1 Tablespoon (rai / sarson)
Turmeric powder 1 Teaspoon (haldi)
Asafoetida 1/4 Teaspoon (hing)
Mustard oil 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (rai / sarson)
Vinegar 1 1/2 Tablespoon
Salt 2 Teaspoon



1.Combine the fennel seeds, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds and mustard seeds in a small broad non-stick pan and dry roast on a medium flame for 1 minute.

2.Cool completely and blend in a mixer to a fine coarse mixture.

3.Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add all the remaining ingredients and mix well.

4.Put in an air-tight container and keep at room temperature for 2 days and then refrigerate.


5.Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Ready In: 5 Minutes