Easy Ginger & Garlic Pickle

by Kiran on February 24, 2015 · 15 comments

in How-To, Indian, Sides

Some mornings, oatmeal or toasts just wouldn’t cut it. Instead, parathas slathered with butter, served alongside pickles, yogurt and chai is just what we crave.


And trust me, if you know what I’m talking, just the thought of this whole menu itself would make you salivate. If you did, congrats and don’t worry — there’s no judging here.

Easy Ginger & Garlic Pickle | @KiranTarun http://kirantarun.com/food
But what happens when you reach for the pickles and there’s none? Fret not.

Make some noise and proceed towards the kitchen. Paratha and chai has to wait while you prep a good serving of these pickles.

I’m telling you guys, these pickle recipe cannot be easier. It’s my sister-in-law’s recipe and it needs to be slathered on parathas, chawal, chapatis and basically, everything.

Easy Ginger & Garlic Pickle | @KiranTarun http://kirantarun.com/food

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  • 1/3 cup of white vinegar
  • 1 whole knob of ginger, peeled & sliced lengthwise into matchsticks
  • 15 large cloves of garlic, peeled & sliced lengthwise into matchsticks
  • 10 fresh green chilies, top removed & slitted
  • 8 large chuhara (dried dates), pitted & sliced
  • 1 tsp kalonji (onion seeds)
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Add all ingredients into a clean bowl. Stir and allow to marinade for a few minutes or at least an hour. Store in an air-tight, sterilized jar.
  2. Keeps well for up to 2 weeks, refrigerated.


Easy Ginger & Garlic Pickle | @KiranTarun http://kirantarun.com/food
Disclaimer: This sweet, salty, spicy and garlicky goodness comes with a warning. There’s raw garlic in this, a copious amount of garlic. So if you are planning a date thereafter, good luck getting rid of that garlicky breath.

Personally, I’d postpone all my appointments and just enjoy what ever this jar of garlicky goodness has to offer.

Do you like homemade pickles? What are some of your favorite pickling ingredients?


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1 Rosa February 24, 2015 at 2:14 PM

Wow, that’s an interesting and tasty pickle!


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2 Ash-foodfashionparty February 24, 2015 at 2:42 PM

I totally what you mean, and hey, I would love this on anything. An easy recipe, not tried dates with it though, next time.
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3 Angie@Angie's Recipes February 24, 2015 at 11:53 PM

I love ginger pickles! They are so appetizing and moreish.
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4 John@Kitchen Riffs February 25, 2015 at 11:36 AM

Love raw garlic. So you know this speaks to me. And what an easy recipe! Good stuff — thanks.
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5 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella February 25, 2015 at 7:46 PM

Hehe now if I was offered that for breakfast then I would eat breakfast more often! 😛
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6 Kitchen Belleicious February 25, 2015 at 10:49 PM

i could put this on everything! absolutely everything.
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7 Easyfoodsmith February 25, 2015 at 10:56 PM

Your post reminded me of my mother’s recipe of ginger garlic chili pickle but sans the chhuara. I have got to give this one a try.
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8 A Taste Of Madness February 25, 2015 at 11:27 PM

Copious amounts of garlic? Count me in! I just found out I am out of garlic today. 🙁 I need to make a trip to the grocery store!
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9 Joanne February 26, 2015 at 7:50 AM

I need to try making my own pickles! THis sounds like the perfect condiment!
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10 Lily Lau February 26, 2015 at 3:26 PM

Love homemade pickles, all these things indeed! You nailed it 🙂
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11 Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking February 26, 2015 at 9:22 PM

Looks absolutely fantastic, Kiran!
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12 Katerina February 27, 2015 at 2:48 AM

I love pickles especially if they are homemade!
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13 Bikram February 27, 2015 at 6:18 AM

WOWO.. I love ginger pickle .. I will surly try this one out toooo

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14 Shashi at RunninSrilankan February 27, 2015 at 12:19 PM

Kiran, I’ve never attempted to make homemade pickle – this sounds fantastic – love the dates in there too!


15 Daniela @ foorecipeshq March 3, 2015 at 2:11 PM

Garlic pickles? Never tried. I stick with cucumbers. I’m not sure I’ll be able to digest raw garlic but I’m intruiged.
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