Green Chilli Pickle – Savouring Green Chillies


There are many methods of making green chilli pickle. I don’t know them all. The method I am talking here about is one of the best because I have tasted the best of green chilli pickle.

While residing at the home of elderly couple Late. Neena Aunty and Uncle Late. Kanwar GS Chauhan in shimla I savoured green chilli pickle with paranthas. I always wondered how this pickle have been made of? Don’t tell me that you have cooked it uncle!

Finally I knew that he had made it when he scripted it to my diary and later I prepared a delicious full jar of green chilly pickle in my kitchen. It had almost same delicious taste.

I asked him for the recipe of making delicious green chilli pickle and he with gladly dictated it onto my diary which I am copying it here from. Here we go.

Ingredients of Green Chilli Pickle

  • Green Chilli (Mirch) 1 Kg
  • Garam Masala – 30gm
  • Methi Powder – 30gm
  • Haldi (Turmeric) – 20gm
  • Saunf – 20gm
  • Rai Powder – 30gm
  • Amchoor – 50gm(optional)
  • Namak (Salt) – 150gm
  • Grecil Acetic acid – Vinegar – 1 Large Spoon
  • Sodium Benzoate 1/3 teaspoon
  • Sarson (mustard) Oil – 1Kg


Mix all the masalas and grind. Now put oil essential to fry the masala. Drop one piece to check if oil is simmering and ready for frying. Fry all the masalas until the mixture gets light brown in color. Now put the chopped green chilli pieces in the oil and stir the entire mixture until it starts evaporating and making chitter-chatting sound. Now put off the fire and keep stirring the mixture until all sounds settles down. Let the utensil get cool. Once cooled down , put the ready pickle into a moisture free jar.

Hot the remaining mustard oil in an utensil until it is heated to 350 to 375 degrees and it is about to simmer, with vapours appearing over the oil in utensil. Put off the fire and let the oil cool down completely. Once cooled down put this oil in the jar containing green chilli pickle so that it is sunk completely in the oil.

After one day this green chilli pickle is ready to eat.



green chilli pickle frying-masala


green-chilli-pickle-readyCourtesy: Late. Kanwar GS Chauhan