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Apr 13, 2009

Yellow Chili Pickle

Looks like I haven’t posted anything since last Tuesday. I was completely down with cold and cough and I couldn’t sit near the computer to type anything. My hubby and daughter took charge of the house and treated me like a small baby! Today I feel little better (still coughing while typing this!) so thought of posting a simple chutney from my archives.


  • 3 cups Yellow Chilies, chopped
  • 3 tsp Oil
  • ¼ cup Coriander Seeds (Dhaniyalu, Dhaniya)
  • ½ tsp Turmeric
  • ¼ tsp Asafetida (Inguva, Hing)
  • ¼ tsp Fenugreek Seeds (Menthulu, Methi)
  • ¼ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • A handful of Cilantro (Kottimeera)
  • ½ tsp Tamarind
  • Salt


Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan; add the chilies + turmeric and sauté well for some time. Transfer the chilies to a plate and keep aside to cool.

Add rest of the oil (1 tsp) to the pan and add cumin seeds + coriander seeds + asafetida + fenugreek seeds and sauté well for some time. Finally add cilantro and mix well. Transfer the contents to a plate and let them cool for some time.

Later grind all the ingredients into a smooth paste along with tamarind and salt. Add little water if needed. Don’t make it too watery. Adjust salt.

Enjoy with hot rice and ghee.

Note: These chillies are mild. So if you want more spicy, add some chillies or chilli powder.

Update: Oopsy! I confused you all with my silly little note! Actually these chilies are so hot and spicy in taste. If you want to lessen the spiciness, just deseed the chilies and use in chutney. I just wrote the other way, don't know why! Please ignore the note. I stroke it off!

Thanks for correcting me Asha and Vibaas! :)


Cham said... [Reply]

Uma not fair, u re killing me with ur spicy chutneys/pickle nowadays! Such a delicious bowl!

lubnakarim06 said... [Reply]

Wow spicy and delsih.....Take care buddy.

Unknown said... [Reply]

Another chutney from chutney queen! take care of your health dear!

Indhu said... [Reply]

Hope you are feeling better now :)
this is one yummy chutney - must taste great with dosai/idly :)

Unknown said... [Reply]

ummmm one more chutney from you looks so mouth watering

Unknown said... [Reply]

oooohhhh sorry how are you feeling now take care dear. drink some hot milk with a pinch of turmeric take rest

Saritha said... [Reply]

Delicious chutney uma,hope u r doing well:)

Raks said... [Reply]

Looks mouthwatering,new one to me...never tried anything beyond bajji:)

Lakshmi said... [Reply]

ahhaaa...mirapakaya pacchadi superga undandi Umagaru :)

Unknown said... [Reply]

looks spicy and so yumm..hope you are better..

Deepthi Shankar said... [Reply]

sooper one Uma

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Aww....get well soon! I love these chillies. I load them up on my subway sandwich :) I am sure the chutney tasted wonderful!

Chitra said... [Reply]

wow, spicy, tangy..very new to me:)

notyet100 said... [Reply]

Quiet new for me,..and thy look so yum,...tk cre dear,..

chef and her kitchen said... [Reply]
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chef and her kitchen said... [Reply]

lucky gal to have such caring ppl around you...looks like you have passed cold n cough to me...from yesterday i m down with cold..just kidding .:)
n ur pickle looks yummy..never saw yellow chillies....

Unknown said... [Reply]

wow.. i like spicy..looks delicious...nice entry...

FH said... [Reply]

Slurp! I love Banana peppers but they are so hot! Chutney looks so good, enjoy! :)

Gita Jaishankar said... [Reply]

THe pickle looks so spicy and delicious, I cannot wait to try this soon, take care dear!

Jaishree Iyer said... [Reply]

Wow! Yun & spicy pickle.. looks delicious...

Pooja said... [Reply]

How are you doing now uma..Take care dear..BW I use this chillies to make bajjis sometimes..Never tried chutney..Looking spicy and yummy uma..

Ramya Vijaykumar said... [Reply]

Hey Uma, good that you are feeling better... So as soon as you got better you are here with dashing dish uhh??? Lovely pickle I cant wait to make taste it... By the way thanks for correcting my Mistake Undrallu (was happy to know that it did exist) sorry for not correcting it, I did post it for an event and the pictures are done I sincerely apologize for the mistake... Take care of your health dear...

Vani said... [Reply]

Oh, looks spicy and yummy Uma!

Nandinis food said... [Reply]

Hot and spicy chutney! Tastes well with freshly steamed idlis.
Take care Uma.

Ashwini said... [Reply]

Yummy spicy chutney..mouthwatering..

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Take care of u Uma...yellow chili pickles looks spicy n delicious, tempting side dish:)

Deepa Hari said... [Reply]

Hope u r feeling better now...Take care Uma...Chutney looks yummy.

Vishali said... [Reply]

wow picle with yellow chillies....OMG I am drooling ...am a big fan of pickles and miss home made ones a lot...good one looks delicious....

Hope u are feeling better now.

Sum Raj said... [Reply]

hey uma..ur a pickle champion..looks spicy and i am drooling here

sra said... [Reply]

I've something called yellow chilli powder withe me! This reminds me to read up on it.

Lavanya said... [Reply]

i never knew that we camn make pickle with this ..very nice..looks spicy..my mouth is watering..I bet this is gud with anything :)

Mahimaa's kitchen said... [Reply]

love spicy chutney.. yours look very tempting. great with dosas!

Yasmeen said... [Reply]

Spicy chutney,love it.take care,hope you feel all better soon:)

Pavithra Kodical said... [Reply]

Hmmmmm..Spicy and yummy chutney..Mouthwatering recipe.

Savi-Ruchi said... [Reply]

Uma.., this is what I was looking for, thanks a lot :)

Vibaas said... [Reply]

hope u feel better now. the pickle looks yum. but aren't those chillies very very spicy? i tried bajjis with them and couldn't take it :)

Priya Sriram said... [Reply]

Pickle looks new and spicy Uma! Nice idea! Take care dear! :)

Unknown said... [Reply]

Thanks for letting me know abt the plagiarised pictures Uma. Have mailed the admin. lets wait n see.

Shama Nagarajan said... [Reply]

nice spicy chutney...take care dear

Chutneytales said... [Reply]

The chutney looks yum..new recipe to me.Thanks for sharing..

Jayashree said... [Reply]

Get well soon, girl. The chutney sounds fiery and perfect as an accompaniment for dosa/idli.

A_and_N said... [Reply]

sorry to hear about the cold. Get well soon :)

I love tangy and spicy chutneys and this one fits the bill perfectly!

AnuSriram said... [Reply]

Uma, that makes me drool! Hot and spicy chutney.. Looks yummm!

Madhavi said... [Reply]

WOW spicy and yummy chutney !!!

Archy said... [Reply]

Nice yellow spicy pickle !! Shall try soon !!

Sanghi said... [Reply]

yummy one, i dont get yellow chilly here.. get well soon dear. check out the FIL part2 roundup !

Pria@HC said... [Reply]

This chilli pickle is a surprise for me. It was served for us in my hostel . TEars used to flow but i loved everybit of it. It almost had the same color as yours! Glad , i dint miss this pickle post :) Thanks!

Soma said... [Reply]

lipsmacking. give me some parathas & pickles please!

Ammu said... [Reply]

Lovely color & spicy chutney. Will try this soon.

Pooja said... [Reply]

Uma you have a surprise at my blog..pls check it..

Varsha Vipins said... [Reply]

Get well soooon Uma..:)
Yummy spicy chutney..:)

Premyscakes said... [Reply]

Hope u r feeling better. lovely chutney uma.

jayasree said... [Reply]

Get well soon, Uma. When you have ppl around to pamper you, its infact good to get unwell once in a while.

chutney sounds interesting. I might deseed and proceed with the chutney making.

Sia said... [Reply]

my god! uma that looks fab!
and thank u for bringing to my notice abt pics on that site. looks like that person has removed it:)

chef and her kitchen said... [Reply]

plz chk my blog dear..something is waiting for you!!

Madhu's cooking gallery said... [Reply]

hmmm!! spicy pickle!! yummy!!

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