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Pickles are an inseparable part of our traditions. Indian pickles like mango, green chilli, amla pickles, etc are talked about here. One of the best ways to make homemade pickles is by using Vasant achar masala. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Different types of achar/pickle
  • Pickles or Achars have been in usage as a
    condiment in Indian cuisine for centuries.
  • The sweet, tangy, and sour flavours in pickles is
    a delight to devour, especially during winters.
  • Along with the taste of pickles, there are a lot
    of health benefits attached to them.
  • Pickles are prepared by using fruits, vegetables,
    and healthy spices, as no heat is involved in the
    preparation of pickles and all ingredients are
    fermented, it helps preserve nutrients and fibers.

  • Let us now grab an idea about different types of
    pickles used in Indian cuisine alongside their
  • Raw Mango Pickle
  • Carrot Pickle
  • Amla (Gooseberry) Pickle
  • Green Chilli Pickle
  • Kerda Pickle 

Raw Mango Pickle
  • Mangoes come first to mind when you think of
    pickles. Mango is the most favourite fruit used
    for making pickles, as blended with any
    ingredient it can enhance the dish's taste.
  • Raw mango pickles are high in citric acid, which
    helps in digestion, improves immunity, helps lose
    weight, and is beneficial for heart and liver
  • Raw mango pickle includes usage of ingredients
    like red chilli powder, turmeric powder, nigella
    seeds (kalonji), coriander powder, fenugreek
    seeds, oil, etc. in their making.
  • The taste of mango pickles can be in both forms -
    tangy or sweet and spicy. To get a detailed
    recipe for raw mango pickle, click here.

Carrot Pickle
  • One of the favorite vegetables, carrot, when
    consumed in pickle form cheers you up to eat
    boring food also. But along with this, there are
    health benefits associated with carrots as they
    are rich in minerals, vitamins, and fibers.
  • Carrots possess anti-cancerous properties, are
    good for the eyes and heart, keep blood pressure
    control, and help stay fit.
  • Some of the common ingredients used to make
    carrot pickle are ginger, methi seeds, mustard
    seeds, spices like chili, turmeric, and lemon
  • The pickle's taste can be kept spicy as well as
    tangy, whichever suits.
  • Carrot pickle consumption is a win-win scenario
    on both ends as it satisfies your taste buds
    along with providing many health benefits.

Amla (Gooseberry) Pickle
  • Using Amla in the form of pickles is very common
    in India. Amla is mostly available in winters and
    is a high nutrient fruit rich in iron, calcium,
    and vitamin C.
  • Amla pickle helps in proper digestion, boosts
    immunity, cures ulcers, maintains cholesterol,
    and heals liver problems.
  • The taste of the pickle is sweet, salty, and
    savoury. Some of the ingredients used for making
    amla pickle are amla, garlic, mustard seeds,
    methi seeds, turmeric powder, chillies, etc.
  • No doubt, amla pickle is an all-time favorite!

Green Chilli Pickle
  • Green Chilli is a popular seasoning for every
    Indian household. If spicy Indian food is your
    favourite, then so are chilli pickles.
  • Green chillies have properties like zero
    calories, are fat-free, and rich in Vitamin A and
    C, which help enhance your health.
  • Green chillies are pickled with lemon juice,
    mustard seeds, and other flavourful seasonings,
    and their taste is spicy and tangy.
  • The aroma of green chillies marinated in mustard
    seeds and lemon juice is something one cannot

Kerda Pickle 
  • A specialty pickle majorly available in Gujarat
    has a sour and tangy taste.
  • Kerda pickle is considered beneficial in
    improving kidney issues, stomach ailments, treat
    cough, asthma, and rheumatism.  
  • Some of the ingredients used for making kerda
    pickle are kerda, mustard oil, fenugreek seeds,
    chilli powder, turmeric powder, dried mango
    powder, salt.
  • The aroma of ker pickled in mustard oil is enough
    to make you feel hungry. 

Now that we know about varieties of pickles, we
can make homemade pickles and carry on our family
tradition. You can prepare homemade Indian
pickles with our Vasant Achar Masala and Vasant
Sweet Achar Masala. Our masalas are made through
cool grinding technology using fully automated
machinery. To know more visit www.vasantmasala.co
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