Tuesday, 26 June 2012

DATES PICKLE...Kannur style with step by step pics...

Dates - 1 cup pitted and cut into small chunks
Garlic chopped -1 tbsp
Ginger - 1 tbsp chopped
Green chilly - 1 chopped finely
Red chilly powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Oil -2  tbsp
Vinegar - 1/2 cup
Asafoetida - sprinkle a pinch
Salt - as needed

1.In a grinder just pulse mustard seeds and keep aside,cut the dates into small pieces and chop ginger and garlic,green chillies and keep aside..
2.Heat 2 tbsp oil(i used gingely oil)in a saucepan on low heat.

3.Add the crushed mustard seeds and saute slightly and add a pinch of asafoetida.
4.Add ginger,garlic and green chilly and saute for 1 minute .
5.Now add redchilly powder and turmeric powder and saute on low heat for 3 minutes.
6.Switch off and keep aside to cool.
7.Grind the dates chunk  by adding vinegar little by little to a coarse paste and add this to the saucepan and mix well.Add salt and add vinegar too if needed and check for the consistency.(i added a bit more vinegar that next i want to reduce,so be careful while adding)

8.Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for 2 days and use...also colour too changes to dark red later on...

I am sending this to kerala kitchen event  hosted by julie of erivum puliyum.


  1. Lip smacking pickle,love the blend of flavors!!
    Thanx for linking !!

    Ongoing Events at(Erivum Puliyum)-
    1. The Kerala Kitchen(June'12)

    2.EP Series-Basil OR Cardamom

  2. thank you...julie...happy to b a part of the event...

  3. wow....awesome pickle.....

  4. me too first at your space... following you.. you got a lovely space...
    mouthwatering pickle recipe..
    Noel collections

  5. you have a collection of mouthwatery recipes dear.. glad to follow you.. do stop by mine sometime..

  6. This sounds lovely, delicious & mouthwatering pickle!

  7. Good to see the article about dates pickle very healthy and tasty.Now you can easily by dates pickle online from Foodzu.



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