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Nov 26, 2008

Oil Free Red Hot Chili-Tomato Pickle

This is also another instant pickle that can be prepared in a jiffy just like instant cucumber pickle I posted before. No frying is required for this pickle, only grinding is required. Isn’t that easy?


  • 1 cup fresh Red Chilies (not dry kind)

  • 1 Tomato

  • 2 tsp Tamarind Pulp

  • Salt


Remove stalks of the red chilies, wash well and wipe each chili with a clean kitchen towel or paper towel. The chilies should be dry with no moisture on them. Keep aside.

Cut tomato into medium pieces and add these to the mixer along with the red chilies + tamarind pulp + salt and blend into a fine paste. Do not add any water to this pickle. As tomatoes already contain some water in them, it is enough to grind the pickle. Adjust salt.

That’s all! The red hot chili-tomato pickle is ready! This pickle goes well with both rice and dosas. When eating with rice, be sure to add ghee before mixing, as this pickle, as I said is red hot! It’ll burn the tongue if eaten in a large quantity and without any ghee.

Only those who would like to eat spicy red hot stuff, try this pickle. And use only a little amount of pickle per serving as it is enough to spice up the taste buds!

Don’t blame me later that I didn’t warn you, :)

Here is a small trick that my hubby did to reduce the spiciness of this pickle! He dry roasted a handful of black gram (Urad dal, Minappappu) and a small piece of green bell pepper, added it to the pickle and ground it again by adjusting salt. It made the spice level go down a little. So if you don’t like too spicy pickle, you can use this trick.


Unknown said... [Reply]

ammo adirindi uma pandu mirapakayala pachadi superb nooru oorutundi idi untechalu inka yemi vaddu colour kooda chalabagundi

Sangeeth said... [Reply]

superb pic and what a color...uma Iam drooling !!!

Laavanya said... [Reply]

That looks so spicy & delicious!! Absolutely mouthwatering.

sra said... [Reply]

We're great fans of this, Uma! We even mix a bit of this in curd, temper it and have it with dosa or idli, I'm sure you do it too!

Mahimaa's kitchen said... [Reply]

super hot pickle.. great! would love to have with curd rice.looks very tempting.

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Hot pickles..Uma i like the first click..simply superb...goes awesome with curd rice..

Cham said... [Reply]

Recently got the Fresno red chillis and made sra's recipe :) Excellent for spice lovers!

raaji said... [Reply]

I miss all these pickles so much uma....my grandmaa used o make them....now theres no way i can have them......moreover i dont get those redchillies here

Silvia - Magnolia Wedding Planner said... [Reply]

as usual you make me wanna start my dinner again ;-)
superb mon cher!
really great recipe!
a ton of kisses!

Ramya Vijaykumar said... [Reply]

Oil free scores more points and that too a pickle double the points wow lovely color...

Rosie said... [Reply]

Wonderful pics Uma and a great looking pickle :)

Rosie x

karuna said... [Reply]

spicy pickel

Unknown said... [Reply]

lovely tempting picture..nice recipe..

Lakshmi said... [Reply]

ahhaaa...a truly Andhra pickle! Good One! Loved the color

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Spicy and yummy. Very tempting.

Raks said... [Reply]

Wow,looks mouthwatering!! Thanx for sharing!

Pavani said... [Reply]

looks yummy n mouthwatering ...perfect for dosa/idli

Finla said... [Reply]

I have a gallon of water in my moth just looking to that pic.

Sunshinemom said... [Reply]

The picture looks red hot and inviting! I would love to have that with idli too:)

lubnakarim06 said... [Reply]

Spicy and yummy recipe. Looks mouth watering...

Jayashree said... [Reply]

Looks fiery hot and spicy....love it.

Unknown said... [Reply]

Uma, my hubby loves these chilies and I made pickle using mustard paste. I like ur version and love to try it soon.

Medhaa said... [Reply]

this sure looks spicy, looks good

Deepthi Shankar said... [Reply]

lovely color .. looks delicious

Adlak's tiny world said... [Reply]

U r tempting me uma. I love pickle's spiciness and hotness. mouth watering dear.

CurryLeaf said... [Reply]

Red hot and spicy.I love it,but will follow the trick given as well.Love the spicy pickle.Nice to know it is oil free.Recipe is new to me.

Vibaas said... [Reply]

so yum uma. i love almost spicy pickles and this is too tempting.

Gita Jaishankar said... [Reply]

Wow, hot red chili pickle, I need some curd rice now so I can gobble up all that pickle :)

Unknown said... [Reply]

wow... i love spicy.. thxs for sharing dear...

anudivya said... [Reply]

Just my kind of pickle! Looks amazing.

Anonymous said... [Reply]

The pickle looks fiery hot!

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