The following is a list of the various types of Indian pickles and its ingredients.
Also referred to as the Indian gooseberry, Amla pickle is highly popular in India and the larger South Asia. The chilli achar is also available in commercial packages. Nutritional research has shown that gooseberries are very rich in Vitamins A and C, phosphorous and calcium. These pickles are prepared by pressure cooking gooseberries and then seasoning them with mustard by immersing them in heating oil. Later, the gooseberries and some other ingredients are added. After preparation, you can store them in refrigerator and use them for up to 15 days.
Also referred to as assorted pickles, are prepared by boiling vegetables then cooking them with various other marinated ingredients. There is brand of mixed pickles known as 'PachrangaAchar which is very popular in North India.
These pickles are prepared by simply chopping carrots and then adding some ginger alongside green chili papers.
Garlic pickle is especially popular in Andhra Pradesh. This chili pickle is also available in commercial packaging. Garlic is popularly known dietary manganese source. The garlic pickle is also one of the highly demanded sweet pickles. Its sweetness is from one of its ingredients known as jiggery. This pickle is prepared through the mixing of jiggery, mustard seeds and peeled garlic pods alongside one pinch of salt.
Green chili pickle:
These sweet pickles are prepared by slitting chilies by their length and then frying them with garlic and ginger then later combining them with sugar syrup to give them sweet taste.
The dish which is commonly known as Indian Pickle includes garlic, gherkins, onion, French beans, cauliflower, cabbage, carrot, radishes, celery and some other native Indian foods. Meats may also be included in this pickle. The meats which may be included in this popular Indian cuisine include lobster, partridge, mutton, shrimp and quail.
These pickles are prepared by the caution of onions in to small pieces and then ribbing it over salt. The excess water is drained for about one day and then afterwards it is marinated with some other spices for period of 4 to 5 days.
The above are just some of the many examples of Indian pickles. The popular others include red chili achar, sweet mango achar, coconut achar, tomato achar and many others.