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Red Chilli Pickle Recipe - Your Head Start to Summer

Red chilli is the most popular spice across India. Indians love spicy food and so their favorite spice is red chilli on any given day. It is widely known for the smoky flavor and the orange-red hue to add to any dish. Some chillies are red mild spicy and some are very spicy. Did you know? India produces at least ten types of chillies.
Indian households start the preparations for making pickles. Every summer, Indians invest their time in making delicious homemade pickles and use them throughout the year with Satvik dishes like Khichdi and Dal-Chawal (Rice with Indian curry). Pickles are served alongside savory dishes as an accompaniment to make it more flavorful. People can spice it up the way they like. However, a typical Indian pickle is made tangy by adding jaggery to it instead of sugar.
Red chilli pickle is one of the famous pickles that Indians savor every summer. It’s a combination dish using oil, ground spice, fresh red chillies, and jaggery.

Red Chilli Pickle Recipe


  • Red Chili - 8pcs
  • Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Black Pepper - 10 pcs
  • Asafoetida - 1 tbsp
  • Kasuri Methi - 150 gm
  • Mustard Seeds - 2 tbsp
  • Fenugreek Seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Dry Dates - 4-5 pcs
  • Red Chili Powder - 1 tbsp
  • Kashmiri Red Chili Powder - 1 tsp
  • Lemon Juice - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Jaggery - 200 gm

It is very easy to make pickle. It is not complicated or messy as you think it is. You have to start with carefully tempering all the spices and herbs together in a way that it does not burn. Therefore, keep your flame medium-high. Once the tempering is ready, add red chilli and jaggery to it. Make sure the jaggery is cut into fine pieces so that it melts fast. Within some time, the herbs and spices will start releasing their flavors, making the pickle taste even better.

Once the mixture cools down, your chilli pickle is ready! Now store it in a glass container or a porcelain pot and enjoy it as an accompaniment with any dish you like.