Hot, tangy, sweet, salty. The perfect quick pickle.
Such a simple dish, but an amazing accompaniment to South Indian food. This is ubiquitous in South Indian cafes and restaurants, and at home. It takes about 2 minutes to make, and will keep in the fridge. Don’t just save it for Indian food, use it in any way you desire. In salads, sandwiches, wraps, for example.
Are you looking for Onion Salad recipes? Try Onion Strings Pickled Salad, Caramelised Onion Salad with Bitter Greens and Pine Nuts, and Cucumber and Red Onion Salad with Mustard, and Battered Onion Rings.
Are you after Indian recipes? Try Kohlrabi Subzi, Aamti Bhaat, and Rice and Cauliflower Pilaf.
You might like to explore other Onion Salads, or Onion recipes or simply browse our Salads. All of our Indian recipes are here. Please feel free to browse all of our Early Spring recipes as well.
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A hot, sour, oily, bitter Indian pickle, Punjabi in style.
Aachar is a spicy Indian pickle. It varies from place to place, from home to home. If you check your local Indian grocery you can see a multitude made from almost everything that you can imagine. You will have heard, no doubt, of mango pickle or lime pickle — these are very popular. But take any ingredient of the plant variety and I guarantee that there is a pickle made from it.
Quince (our hard sometimes gritty, always sourish fruit) is not well known in India, as far as I can judge. The Indian Quince is quite a different fruit altogether.
Recently given a wealth of quinces, jam was made, and two batches of quince pickle. It is hot, sour, oily, bitter — that lovely combination of Ayurvedic tastes — and is sort of Punjabi in style.
We have other Quince recipes too. Try Quince Jam/Jelly, Quince Paste, and Slow Cooked Sweet Spiced Quinces.
You might also like to try Pickled Cumquats, Pickled Cumquats, or Ginger-Garlic Paste. Some others to try are Pickled Lemon Slices, Semi Dried Tomatoes with Pomegranate , Tomato and Chilli Jam, or Zucchini Pickles in Oil.
Or browse all of our Quince recipes, and Pickle recipes, and you might like to read about Autumn Preserving. Browse all of our Indian recipes. Also, explore our Mid Autumn collection of dishes.
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Vibrant in colour and tangy in flavour, these are a great addition to salads, soups and other dishes.
It is an exciting time when Cumquats (Kumquats) are in season. Each year, Cumquat Marmalade is made. And then attention turns to Cumquat pickles.
Are you looking for cumquat recipes? Browse our collection. Or look through our recipes for preserves here. and here. Our favourite is Cumquats in Gin. Find inspiration in our Spring recipes here and here.
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