North Indian Recipe Green Chilli Pickle
Fresh green chillies 22-25, any mildly spiced variety
Mustard seeds 2 tbsps
Coriander seeds 1 tbsp - optional
Fenugreek seeds 1/2 tbsp
Fennel seeds 1 1/2 tbsps
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Salt 2 tbsps
Onion powder 1/4 tsp
Garlic powder 1/4 tsp
Vegetable oil 1/3 cup - or mustard oil
Vinegar 2 tbsp - optional
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Wash the green chillies, remove the stalks and dry them. Chop into bite sized pieces - 1/2" or 3/4" pieces. Place the chopped green chillies in a bowl.
Lightly toast the mustard seeds, coriander seeds and cumin seeds in a dry pan over medium heat for 1-2 minutes, or until they become fragrant.
Grind the seeds into coarse powder in a spice grinder, or use a mortar and pestle. Add the ground seed mixture to a small bowl. Add turmeric, garlic and onion powder and mix to combine.
Add the seasoning mixture to a small pot along with the vegetable oil, lemon juice, vinegar and salt. Gently warm on medium heat just a minute or two (do not boil), then pour the liquid over the sliced peppers.
Cover and refrigerate at least a day to allow the flavours to develop. It can be eaten right away, if desired, but is best after 3-4 days or even a week. The pickle stays nice and crisp.
Can be refrigerated and last for a few months