Sauces / Pickles

      Laal Mirch ka Achaar (Stuffed red chili pickle)

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Lal mirch ka achaar /Stuffed red chili pickle

I do not buy pickles from  market ,I make it my self, either its mango pickles,chili pickle or any other pickle.I have learnt pickle recipes  from my mother who was an expert in making  pickles. 

category - Indian  Pickles

Ingredients - 
  • Fresh Red/Green chili-1 k.g (washed and dry)
  • Ajwaine(crushed),-2,1/2table spoon (50 g.m)
  • Salt - 3 table spoon
  • kala Namak powder(black salt)- 2 table spoon,full (50   g.m)
  • Dry mango powder( pisi khatai), -1 tea spoon(Full)
  • kaloungi seeds- 2 table spoon (full) (50 g.m)
  • Rai (crushed)- 2 table spoon (full) 50 g.m
  • Heng powder(asafadita)-1 table spoon
  • Zeera(cumin seeds) crushed- 2 table spoon full (50  g.m)
  • Mustard oil - 1/2 k.g (approx )
  • Haldi powder ( turmeric),- 4 table spoon  full (100 g.m)
  • Saunf (fennel seeds) crushed -5 table spoon /1cup (full) 

How to make red chili pickles- 

Make a slit in red chilies with a sharp knife. Prepare  a thick paste  of  crushed  sauf, zeera, rai, ajwaine, plain salt, black salt, heeng powder, dry mango powder, kalounji, turmeric powder with one  cup of mustard oil, mix it well altogether. Adjust salt (salt should be little high in the  mixture of spices) and  fill this  stuffing in  red chilies. 

Put  this red chili pickle  in the dry glass jar, and  cover it with a piece of   muslin and fastened it  with a string, around the jar. keep it under the  direct sun light  for 2-3 days , after    2-3 days  pour in rest of the mustard oil  in  the pickles. (chilies should be dipped well in the oil , other wise colour of chilies will turn black.)  
keep  this  red chili pickle  under  the sun  light  for 10 days to settle down.Enhance  the taste  of your meal with this delicious red chili pickle . 

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Lal mirch ka achaar /Stuffed red chili pickle

Happy Cooking!!! 
Arshia Zaidi 


   kacche Aam ki Pakki chutney 

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Within few days  raw mangoes are going to dis appear from the market and I do not want you to miss this opportunity to cook this chutney   as  you can  preserve and enjoy  it whole year.
 Today  I cooked  huge  quantity  of  Kacche Aam ki Pakki Chutney  ...which   i will enjoy  till the next season of summer.

 Raw Mangoes

Category- sauces
Hear are the ingredients -
  • Raw peeled mangoes(grated)-1 kg
  • Salt-  2 tea spoon
  • Red chili powder- 1 tea spoon
  • Garlic cloves(chopped)-15
  • Brown Vinegar- 2 table spoon
  • Sugar-1 k.g
  • Nigella Setiva- (kalonji)1 table spoon 
  • mango , aam, ghise hue aam , kaddukas kiye hue aam
    Grated Mangoes
  • Fennel Seeds (saunf)- 2 table spoon

Put  grated  raw peeled  mangoes  in a deep vessel and  set it on the  low flame . add salt, red chili powder,saunf  and  kalonji,  Stir it time to time as  it should not burn on the bottom,  let the grated mangoes a little softer and well cooked. 
Now add sugar and  pieces of garlic clove in it.  keep stiring till all ingredients  mix well ,Within few minutes sugar would be melt  completely. Mix  2 table spoon of black vinegar... 

Let the chutney  boil for 2 minutes, adjust  sugar according to your taste  and take it off the fire. Let it cool. When it becomes cool, fill it in the clean dried glass jar. Enjoy it with your meal.... when ever you desire. 

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Mango Sauce/ Chutney

Happy Cooking !!!
 Arshia Zaidi



    Tamatar - Hare Dhaniye ki Chutney

  • Tomato-2( medium size)
  • Green Chili 3-4
  • Garlic-2-3 clove
  • Coriander leaf-1 table spoon
  • Salt-1/4 or according to your taste(grind it all together in mixer grinder to make chutney).

  • tomatoes, garlic, green chili, coriander leaves in sauce

Happy Cooking!!!
Arshia Zaidi


imli chutney
Imli chutney

                                               Imli chutney

Ingredients for Chutney

  • Tamarind(Imli)/mango powder-2 tea spoon
  •  Coriander leaves/ mint-5-6 leaves
  •  Cumin seeds -1/2 tea spoon
  •  Red chili powder-1/2 tea spoon
  •  Salt- 1/2 tea spoon
  • Imli aur pyaaz ki chutney
    Imli aur pyaaz ki chutney

  •  Onion  sliced-2 medium size
Method (chutney)
To make sauce or chutney  you need  to  grind  Imli pulp ,mint or coriander leaves, cumin seeds, salt and red chili powder all together in thick consistency .
Now what you need to do is mix sliced  onion  with  imli chutney well. Adjust the  salt again. your tangy  mouth watering pyaaz ki chutney is ready. 

Happy Cooking !!!
 Arshia Zaidi


  1. I'm happy to have found your blog.
    I love the name of your blog; that's what attracted me in the first place. The recipes are great.
    I also admire the way you fondly remember your beautiful mother; thank you for sharing x

    1. Thanks Belle for your appreciation. I know its too late reply to your comment but its better than never. :)


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