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Mirchi ka Kutta (Hot green chilli pickle)

Couple of weeks back, while I was preparing Green Chilli Pickle, my household help asked me whether I knew the recipe of chilli pickle made with curd. Pickle with curd??? That was news to me. She had tasted this pickle at one of her relative’s place. She neither knew its name nor its preparationmethod. Hmmm!!! Now my only hope was my dear friend Google. As luck would have it, I found the name as well as the recipe at Athika’s Curry House blog. The mystery pickle, which goes by the name “Mirchi ka Kutta”, is a traditional Rajasthani dish. A pretty simple and easy recipe that needs ingredients generally available at households.

So the next time I went to the market, I made it a point to buy chillies for the pickle. Though, Athika had used regular chillies, I used the bigger ones to ensure that the pickle is not too hot. Definitely a recipe for keeps.

Mirchi ka Kutta

Source: Athika’s Curry House

Mirchi ka Kutta (Hot green chilli pickle)

Couple of weeks back, while I was preparing Green Chilli Pickle, my household help asked me whether I knew the recipe of chilli pickle made with curd. Pickle with curd??? That was news to me. She had tasted this pickle at one of her relative's place. She neither knew its name nor its preparationmeth

Ingredients
  

  • 200 gms Green chillies chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fenugreek seeds
  • 3/4 cup Curd Beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon Sugar - less if you dont want it sweet
  • 1/2 lime Juice of

To be roasted and powdered

  • 1 tablespoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Fenugreek seeds

Instructions
 

  • Dry roast the mustard seeds, fennel seeds and fenugreek seeds and grind into a fine powder.Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan.Tip in the mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds.
  • When they start to splutter, add the chopped chillies and saute till the chillies become soft.
  • Add turmeric powder and fry for a few seconds.Add the curd, salt, sugar and and the powdered mix and mix well.
  • Let it cook till all the liquid evaporates.Add the lime juice and mix well.
  • Check the seasoning and adjust to suit your liking.After it cools transfer into a clean and dry jar.
  • This pickle can be stored in a refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

Notes

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