I love garlic pickle & onion pickle a lot. Yesterday I told my MIL to prepare this garlic pickle ( Poondu oorugai in Tamil) for me. She made it instantly. Its very easy to do. I stood nearby and noted down all the ingredients with measurements. Hope i’ll try this on my own very soon. We made in very less quantity (1/2 cup) and i finished all the pickle in one go...Now u know how much i loved this pickle & how tasty it was . It was tasting great for curd rice & roti..Thank u Aunty ( this is how i call my MIL) .. As my MIL says , next to red chilli powder ,3 ingredients are most important for any pickle .They are fenugreek seeds , turmeric powder & hing (ie . vendhayam , manjal , perungayam in tamil).. These 3 ingredients are responsible for taste & flavour of the pickle.Other than these , some pickles may need tamarind paste too..So beginners , making pickle is really an easy job. Storage has also become easier because of refrigerator..So don’t panic and go ahead trying this easy pickle recipe.U’ll succeed
INGREDIENTS 1 cup - 250ml
Garlic cloves – 1/2 cup ( 2-3 bulbs)
Red chilli powder – 1.5 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Hing – 1/4 tsp
Grated jaggery – 3/4 tbsp
Tamarind – Big gooseberry size
Roasted & ground methi seeds – 1/4 tsp
Cooking oil – 1 tbsp
Salt & water – as needed
Sesame oil / gingely oil – 2 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
Peel the skin of garlic , dry roast & grind the methi seeds & powder them. set aside.
In a kadai , heat 1 tbsp of cooking oil and saute garlic cloves till golden brown. Then add 1 cup of tamarind extract and allow it to boil till the garlic is cooked well.Now add salt , red chilli powder, turmeric powder , hing and mix well.
Finally add the grated jaggery and methi seeds powder. Mix well till jaggery melts.Allow it to boil for few minutes.
U’ll get a thick paste. Switch off the flame and temper the above said ingredients..Mix well and serve with curd rice !!