This is a great little recipe for a fresh chilli pickle which makes a perfect accompaniment to any Indian meal. You can vary the amounts of ingredients to taste or depending on how hot you like it.
Chilli Pickle Ingredients
1 red sweet chilli peppeer
2 fresh green birds eye chillies
1 reaspoon of salt
Juice from 1/2 lime
1 teaspoon of red chilli powder
2 cloves of garlic
1 knob ginger
2 teaspoons of cumin seeds
2 table spoons of sugar
1 teaspoon of mustard seeds
1 small chink of tamarind paste
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
Heat the oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. As soon as they start popping add cumin seeds, crushed garlic, finely chopped ginger and fry off for a minute or two. Next add the turmeric and chilli powder and stir well.
Next add the tamarind paste (ideally pre-soaked in a little vinegar to loosen it up), sugar, fresh chillies, pepper, salt and fry off on a slightly lower heat. Once cooked down for a few minutes add the fresh lime, stir in well and allow to cool before serving. It’ll keep in the fridge for a few days.