Friday, October 24, 2008

Fresh Red Chilli Pickle (Pandu Mirapakayala Kaaram)

Simplest of the Andhra pickles that can be made anywhere in the world! 

fresh red chillies or red peppers - 5 big chopped

asafoetida or hing or inguva - 1/2 tb spoon
tamarind extract - 3 tb spoons
cumin seeds - 1/2 tb spoon
mustard seeds - 1/2 tb spoon
fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tb spoon (you can use the powder if seeds are not available)
salt - per your taste

Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds. Add asafoetida and saute the seasoning. Add the chopped red chillies and cook until tender. Stir occassionally. Add the tamarind extract and cook for 5 minutes. Add salt and be careful not to char the contents. Turn off, let it cool and blend the contents using a mixer or blender. Do not make it a paste but let the red chillies get chopped finely. Transfer into a bowl and serve. 


Sruni said...

You can add a tb spoon of red chilli powder if the red chillies are not too hot. For the first time my pickle turned out to be sweet :( Thanks to these US chillies!!!