UNUSUAL PICKLES OF INDIA
Pickles are an indispensable part of the Indian cuisine and their history goes back to the ancient days when food production during summers remained below average due to lack of water. To ensure savoring the favorite fruits and vegetables during off season, house-ladies started experimenting with the pickling process. They successfully pickled vegetables and fruits by adding different spices and flavors and before anybody realized, pickles earned a prized place in every kitchen, which remains even today.
Pickles not only provide additional flavor to food, but also supply essential minerals, vitamins and antioxidants to the body, protecting it from health issues related to liver, digestion and ulcer. In the market, you can find a broad range of pickles varying from Amla, carrot, garlic, onion, coconut and chickpea to raw mango and many more.
HAVE YOU HEARD OF THESE UNIQUE PICKLES?
Tenti Dhela Pickle
The first hand-picked pickle in the list is the Tenti Dhela pickle, mostly consumed in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. From breakfast to dinner, every time you have Tenti Dhela pickle, you will enjoy it more than ever. You can prepare this pickle with the help of ingredients like tenti, turmeric powder, black mustard seed, salt, mustard oil, and asafoetida. Tenti Dhela pickle is healthy and can be stored for up to one year.
Bhut Jolokia Pickle
If spiciness and strong aroma define your food taste, Bhut Jolokia pickle, often known as North-Eastern Ghost Chili pickle is something you should try next. Bhut Jolokia is grown in North Eastern India and is considered as one of the spiciest chilies in the world. To prepare a tasty Bhut Jolokia pickle you need ingredients like vinegar, garlic, mustard seeds, mustard oil and Bhut Jolokia chili.
You remember your grandfather or any other elderly person at home suggesting taking milk with Haldi in case of any injury? Haldi or turmeric has been used for centuries as a bone strengthener and an antiseptic herb in India. It’s found all over the country and makes one of the healthiest pickles you would ever come across.
In order to prepare Haldi pickle, you need mustard oil, raw turmeric, red chili powder, salt, mustard powder, fenugreek seeds, asafoetida, lemon and ginger powder. If you are chasing a pickle that strengthens your body and tastes good at the same time, grab haldi pickle right away.
Jackfruit pickle is an integral part of the world famous Hyderabadi cuisine and will leave you amazed as soon as you taste it. If you are on the lookout for a pickle recipe that can be prepared at home within 30 minutes, go for Jackfruit Pickle.
Ingredients used in this pickle are raw jackfruits, sea salt, green chilies, cumin seeds, oil, coriander leaves, mustard seeds, lemon juice, turmeric powder and vinegar. It’s one of the healthiest and tastiest pickles you can have in summers.
One more healthy and luscious pickle on the list that you can’t afford to shut eyes to is Chana pickle. Chanas help you lose weight, accelerate energy level, stabilize blood sugar level, prevent anemia, get rid of digestive problems and take care of your heart. Chana Pickle offers you all these benefits coupled with a succulent taste. What better breakfast can you have than ‘Aaloo Paratha’ along with chana pickle and curd?
CHALLENGES IN FINDING THE RIGHT PICKLE
To find hand-made pickles that have the main ingredient of a mother’s love is quite a task! Most of the commercial setups focus on large-scale production to increase their profitability rather than preparing the pickles that have the magic of a mother’s hand.
But pickle MUST be something that reminds you of your Mother! At Homeburps, it is our endeavor to provide you with such qualitative pickles.
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