Recipe: Green Chilli Pickle – a Medley of Flavours

It is often said that there is nothing like a bite of pickle to perk up the drabbest of meals. This is indeed true for they add a touch of spice, aroma and flavour to the food. And there is something comforting about pickles made at home which can never match the store bought ones. Below is a recipe of a simple greeen chilli pickle that requires few ingredients but packs a punch it terms of flavour and taste.

Fresh Green Chillies


  • Green chillies – 10 nos.
  • White mustard seeds – 3 tsp
  • Fennel seeds – 1.5 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Mustard oil – 2 tbsp
  • Lime juice – 2 tsp
  • Sugar – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – 1.5 tbsp
Green chilli pickle ingredients


  • Wash and dry green chillies thoroughly
  • Once completely dry, chop into bite size pieces vertically.
  • Dry roast white mustard seeds and grind to a fine powder; repeat the same with fennel seeds
  • Take a dry vessel and transfer the cut chillies, mustard powder, fennel powder, salt, sugar, turmeric and mix well.
  • Transfer the same into a clean dry glass bottle and add in the lime juice; mix well.
  • Warm mustard oil over a low flame and then pour over the pickle.
  • Seal the bottle and store in a cool, dry place.
Green chilli pickle
Green chilli pickle


  • You can dry roast 1/4 tsp of fenugreek seeds, powder the same and add it to the pickle.
  • Allow the ingredients to settle down for 2-3 days before consuming it.
  • Ensure there is no moisture in the chillies.
  • The mustard oil needs to be just warm and not scalding hot
  • Tastes well with rice, theplas and rotis.
Green chilli pickle
Green chilli pickle

This is the first time I tried this one and am quite pleased with the results. Tempted to try it with carrots as well, will keep you posted:)
Do try this one and let me know your feedback!

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