Thursday, May 3, 2012

Zucchini Pickle - Instant Version

Summer in India, i truly miss it. Its really a disadvantage for people who lives in abroad to miss those nostalgic summer days in India. Every summer vacations,me and my younger sister never failed to go to our grandma's village to spend our vacation. Every year, we grandkids get together to help our grandma for making her big batches of vathals,pickles,vadagams etc. My grandma makes varieties of vathals,pickles and we never failed to get some big bags of her homemade preserves and pickles when we left her home after a fantastic summer vacations, its was quite like a routine for us every year to come back home with her varieties of vathals to enjoy throughout the year.I dont have words to say how i miss it now.

Its spring here,but dont talk about the weather its raining and raining.Am craving for some homemade pickles to get rid of this nasty weather, i wanted to give a trial for a instant version of pickle with some fresh zucchinis, for my surprise its tastes absolutely prefect. Quite similar to those crunchy mango pickles, though this pickle is an instant version, you can make it anytime. This pickle stay prefect for more than two days in room temperature if you conserve them in air tightened box.An excellent side dish for curd rice and rotis.Sending to Kalyani's Pickles & Preserves Fest.


1cup Zucchinis (cubed)
6nos Garlic cloves
1tbsp Red chilly powder
1tsp Amchur powder
1tbsp Mustard seeds
1tbsp Fenugreek seeds
Oil
Salt
1/2tsp Mustard seeds for tempering

Dry roast the mustard seeds,fenugreek seeds together in a pan, once they gets cooled grind as fine powder..

Take the cubed zucchini pieces in a bowl,add the red chilly powder,amchur powder,grounded mustard-fenugreek powder,salt and mix it with a wooden spoon..

Meanwhile heat enough oil,let splutters the mustard seeds,add immediately the garlic cloves and fry they turn slightly brown, add immediately this tempering to the already prepared zucchinis with spices..

Mix again well and conserve it in an air tightened box.

44 comments:

Lavanya said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yummy
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Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Superb recipe and lovely clicks

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Superb recipe and lovely clicks

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

So innovative Priya....

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Missing Summer !!!?? We are hating it nowadays :( Fine, i love Mango pickle ever. Yet to try this one.

Renuka said... Reply To This Comment

Never tasted zucchini in pickle before but this looks yummy!

Chandrani said... Reply To This Comment

Superb, yummy pickel.

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Deeps @ Naughty Curry said... Reply To This Comment

never heard of it, what alovely idea!

Angie's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

A quick and flavourful pickle is always nice.

simran said... Reply To This Comment

really nice pickle.....zucchini in a new way!

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

very unique recipe,looks simple n yumm....

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Zucchini pickle looks good!

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

this is such a nice idea...a pickle out of zucchini !!

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Hema said... Reply To This Comment

That's a nice idea with zucchini, it looks just like mangoes..

Srimathi said... Reply To This Comment

This is a healthy pickle. It must have been crunchy.

Aruna Manikandan said... Reply To This Comment

sounds interesting and new to me priya :)
mouthwatering pickle.

Happy Cook / Finla said... Reply To This Comment

Wowo i never ever thought aobut making pickles with zucchin, looks super yumm, yeah here to the weather has been so horrible, we were planning to off the heating system as it is May but looking at the weather i don't think we will do that soon.

jeyashrisuresh said... Reply To This Comment

Pickle with zuchinni sounds new and interesting priya

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

Unique n interesting pickle!!

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Sensible Vegetarian said... Reply To This Comment

Very innovative Priya, looks superb.

Spice up the Curry said... Reply To This Comment

such a unique recipe

Lizy said... Reply To This Comment

vibrant colors..love the simplicity of the dish

Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

Seeing zucchini pickle for the first time..will try it out.

Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

this is too good! i love it!

Mary said... Reply To This Comment

I love pickles and pickling. Yours sound absolutely wonderful and demand to be tried. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

ruchikacooks said... Reply To This Comment

yess...pickle season at your place! I cant wait to see more recipes from you priyakka, esp new ones like this zucchini!

Kannada Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Pickles are my favorite..never thought of zucchini though. Got to try it :)

maha said... Reply To This Comment

Woww... delicious and tempting pickle.. looks absolutely inviting.. thanks for sharing !!

simply.food said... Reply To This Comment

Looks divine.

Maayeka said... Reply To This Comment

Never thought of making pickle with zucchini...innovative and delicious with so tempting pics

Kumudha said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! You have so many tasty vegan recipes.

Zucchini pickles look so yum!

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Never though zucchini in pickle because of the water content. Looks super good and tasty! Ahh talk about the missing part of our place- I miss seafood :)

Anu said... Reply To This Comment

Yeah I do understand, we too gather all at one place and have fun. Nice pickle

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so innovative..looks tempting..just noticed the changes in your blog..

nishkitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Pickle looks really delicious!!

Manju said... Reply To This Comment

very nice idea Priya...am already drooling here!
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Achu's Amma's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

ew and interesting one .Yummy pickle luks spicy

Vijitha said... Reply To This Comment

Super duper idea priya akka !

Roshni said... Reply To This Comment

wow.. new recipe to me... love to try it

radha said... Reply To This Comment

I am sure the pieces were nice and crunchy.

ramya anand said... Reply To This Comment

Pickle with zuchini?...that's new..

Culinary Vibes said... Reply To This Comment

unique.. and tempting !! yum..

Suchi said... Reply To This Comment

looks great and very nice recipe, Priya!

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

I have to honestly tell you I do not enjoy zucchini but this pickle has me drooling.