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Lal Mirchi ka achar

If you're someone who craves that extra kick with every bite, you're in for a spicy treat with our recipe for this week - Lal Mirchi ka Achar.

Lal Mirchi ka achar
Lal Mirchi ka achar

Get ready to add some serious spice to your meals with homemade Lal Mirchi Ka Achar! This super spicy pickle is not for the faint-hearted. It's an explosion waiting to happen. Are you ready?


Prep Time: 20 mins           Cook Time: 10 mins         Cure Time: 7 days                       Servings:1 Jar               Difficulty: Intermediate 

Ingredients for Lal Mirchi ka achar

  • Fresh Red Chilies: 500 grams

  • P Mark Kachi Ghani Mustard Oil: 1 cup

  • Mustard Seeds: 2 tbsp (grounded)

  • Fennel Seeds: 2 tbsp (grounded)

  • Fenugreek Seeds: 1 tbsp (grounded)

  • Asafoetida (Hing): ¼ tsp

  • Turmeric Powder: 1 tsp

  • Salt: According to taste

  • Vinegar: 2 tbsp

  • Lemon Juice: from 2 lemons

  • Sugar: 1 tsp

Method for Lal Mirchi ka achar

  1. Wash the red chillies and pat them dry completely. Remove the stems and cut the chillies into small pieces. If you prefer a milder pickle, you can remove the seeds.

  2. Heat a pan and dry roast mustard seeds, fennel seeds, and fenugreek seeds until fragrant. Allow them to cool and then grind them into a fine powder.

  3. In the same pan, heat the mustard oil until it starts to smoke. Then turn off the heat and allow it to cool to a lukewarm temperature.

  4. Combine the cut chillies, ground spices, turmeric powder, asafoetida, salt, sugar, vinegar, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Mix well.

  5. Once the oil is lukewarm, pour it over the chilli mixture and mix well.

  6. Transfer the pickle into a sterilized glass jar. Ensure there is enough oil to cover the chillies completely. Seal the jar tightly.

  7. Keep the jar in a sunny spot for about 7 days. Shake the jar gently once a day to mix the ingredients well.

  8. After 7 days, your Lal Mirch ka Achar is ready to be enjoyed. It can be stored at room temperature or refrigerated.

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