Monday, October 5, 2009

Apple Pickle /Apple Achar

We had gone Apple picking this weekend and came home with a lot of apples.Even after distributing amongst friends we are still left with a lot of apples. Some of them will now go into pickles , cakes and pies.

Here is a recipe for Apple pickle .It tastes very similar to kaduku manga achar.Use sour unripe apples for the pickle - I used Granny smith Apples. If they are not sour enough you can add a bit of vinegar. This pickle has a short shelf life and can be stored outside only for 4 or 5 days , after that the fermentation process starts and it turns sour.It is best eaten fresh while the apple still retains a crunch.

  1. Green apples - 3 chopped with skin into small pieces
  2. Green chillies - 5 chopped into rings
  3. Ginger - 1/2 tsp chopped
  4. Garlic - 8 cloves
  5. Salt - to taste.
  6. Curry leaves - 1 spring
  7. Kashmiri chilly powder - 2 tsp
  8. turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  9. Asafotida - 2 pinches
  10. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  11. Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 th tsp
  12. Oil - 3 tbsp
Chop the apples and add salt to it and keep aside .If you add salt the apples don't discolour.
Heat oil in a pan ad splutter the mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds.
Add in the green chillies,garlic,ginger and curry leaves and stir fry for a minute.
Reduce flame to low and Add in the chilly powder,turmeric powder and asafotida.
Stir fry until raw smell is gone , take care not to burn it .
Turn the flame off and add the apples marinated in salt and mix well.


  1. apple pickle looks mom used to do it in different version...Ur sound hot & yummy!!!

  2. Yummy Pickle Priya! Lovely color...

  3. looks delicious!
    do visit my blog when u find time!


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