‘Aam ka achaar‘ or sweet cut mango pickle is the best companion for all kinds of main course.
The popularity of pickle can be gauged by it popularity.
It is a must, when you travel for long journey in trains or buses.
You can spice up any bland food.
Tastes great with lentil rice combinations,like ‘dal khichdi‘,’amti bhaat‘, ‘mudda pappu annam‘.
Also with paranthas/roti/poori and dry curry combinations.
Here is a recipe which will help you avoid the market recipes which contains preservatives,vinegar and oil.
What is pickling?
Pickling is one of the oldest way of storing vegetables since the olden times.
It was a time when refrigerators and vegetables were not available in all seasons.
This process is as essential to Indian cuisine ,as the various sauces are to western cuisine.
We pickle all kind of ingredients. Jackfruit,turnips,aubergines,gooseberries,raw mangoes,carrots,lemon,ginger,tomatoes,chilly,mixed vegetables.
We even pickle chicken prawns and lamb in South India.Some are sour,some very tangy,very hot and some sweet.
In western nations they have varieties like kosher dill,gherkins,candied,cuts,chow chow etc.
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