Green Chili Pickles

Green Chilli Pickle or Hari Mirch ka Achar is a North Indian style pickle recipe where fresh green chilies are pickled with mustard seeds, lemon juice.

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Makes 1 Jar

  • 2 cups green chillies,
  • 5 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1½ - 2 cups mustard oil
  • 2 cloves garlic

How to make Green Chili Pickles:

  1. Wash the chilies and blanch them in hot water for 10 minutes, then drain.
  2. Grind mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds in a blender to make a coarse powder.
  3. Put the powdered seeds to a bowl, add salt, turmeric powder and ½ cup mustard oil and lemon juice.
  4. Add the chilies and mix well.
  5. Cover the bowl with a cotton cloth and leave for 2-3 days so that the excess water evaporates.
  6. On the third day, place the chilies in a glass jar.
  7. Heat the remaining mustard oil in a pan.
  8. Then pour the oil in the jar with the green chilies so they are all covered.
  9. Keep the jar in sunlight for 3-4 days before using.
  10. The pickle is now ready to use. Serve with rice dishes, parathas, rotis.


  • Best to use are medium green chilies, but you can aslo use red chilies, and small green ones to make this pickle.
  • This pickle can be stored for 3 months in a cool and dry place.

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