Ingredients and Short Recipes
Pickles play a very vital role in Indian food. Numerous vegetables and fruits are used for making pickles. Seasonal pickles are made per the availability of fruits and vegetables. But usually, Summer is considered the season to prepare long-lasting pickles.
Pickles are made of fruits and vegetables like Mango (raw and ripped), Indian Gooseberry, Jackfruit, Pineapple, Lime, Ginger, Garlic, Chilli, Turmeric root, etc. Amongst seafood Prawns and tiny Shrimp known as Kolim pickles are famous. This perishable raw material usually is cut into pieces, and spices are added to it. Salt and a lot of oil preserve the preparation for a long time.
Pickle spices is a community tradition usually maintained from generation to generation in every family. It gives the variation in pickle tests all over Maharashtra.
Pickles add a spicy taste to the food and serve some time as a side dish. They are usually spicy but exceptionally sweet by adding jaggery.