Dates pickle

Dates pickle, my mother used to make this very often, this was the only pickle I like when I was small, known as Eenthappazham Achar in Kerala. This pickle has a sweet & spicy taste. It goes well with rice, roti and even with biriyani.

Ingredients: 

  1. Dates ( deseeded, each cut long into 4-6 pieces) -1/2 Kg
  2. Red chili powder- 3 tsp
  3. Asafoetida powder ( hing)- 1/2 tsp
  4. Fenugreek powder-1/2 tsp
  5. Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp (optional)
  6. Vinegar- 5-6 tbsp
  7. Vegetable oil – 5 tbsp
  8. Salt- as required

Instructions: 

  1. Heat vegetable oil in a pan in low flame and add chili powder, asafoetida, fenugreek powder, turmeric powder and salt. Saute for few seconds
  2. Now, add the chopped date’s pieces and mix well for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add vinegar, mix well, adjust the taste of salt ( it should be slightly high), switch off the gas and remove from flame.
  4. When cooled well, transfer the pickle to air tight glass container and can be stored for 6-7 months.
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