Ammiji has this trick where she’ll add a pinch of jaggery to a dish at a particular stage of cooking. You can’t taste the jaggery but there’s this intriguing sweetness to any sabzi cooked by her. So when she first made this pickle, and called it GudMirchi, we thought she’d thrown her usual pinch of jaggery in. But boy, were we in for a surprise!
This sublime pickle is sweet. But it’s hella fiery too. Just when you feel the smoke starting to come out of your ears, you’ll be assailed by the umami sweetness of pure jaggery. And in between there’ll be tartness, saltiness and sheer, absolute wonder at the complexity of this pickle.
The jaggery used in this pickle is organic and the white vinegar is natural, in keeping with our tenets of using only the finest, most premium ingredients.
Coarsely chopped green chillies are cooked with ginger, garlic and spices before being drowned with a syrup of jaggery and vinegar. Khatta meetha is only one clichéd way to describe the end result!
Pair this achaar with paranthas, dal-chawal or mathris, and we promise you’ll be in heaven. (Psst, we also like the achaar with uttapams, but let’s keep that a secret.)
Ingredients: Green Chilli, Jaggery, Ginger, Garlic, Mustard Seeds, Fennel Seeds, Fenugreek seeds, Cumin, Vinegar, Mustard Oil.