Philadelphia, PA - Pickles are the trademark of Indian dishes. No Indian meal is complete without a pinch of a tasty, tangy, and spicy pickle. With grandmothers preparing it with their own hands, there is more charm and flavor. But, long gone are those days when grandmas made mouth-watering pickles and stored them in the big jars for all the house members.
However, fortunately, the legacy story of pickles did not end there for all of us. Many grocery companies, domestic and international, are making a diverse range of quality pickles with the similar charm of the grandma's pickles.
Here's a list of some of the fantastic pickles with a unique flavor.
Lemon Pickle - The most common yet the tastiest one, the Lemon pickle, is the love of every foodie. The extreme sourness of lemons is something you will want to have with Rotis, Pooris, or rice. No matter the type of lemons used, it always gives immense inner joy to the stomach at the end of your meal. If you have some affinity towards sour-tasting food, then this one is a must-try.
Onion Pickle - Made for every Indian family, onion pickle gives out both pungent and a sweet flavor and can be tried with main dishes. Onions being the main salad ingredient, its pickle can also be served as a salad with parathas and sabzis. Prepared with chili powder and some lemon juice, it has a blend of bitterness and sourness to delight your taste buds.
Mango Pickle - Definitely, it is the right choice of pickle for those who love sour and spicy foods. Mostly consumed with simple parathas, this pickle is a feast for most Indians and is prepared with fine turmeric, chili powder, mustard, pepper, fenugreek, and cubes of raw Mangoes. However, to retain the taste and freshness, it needs to be refrigerated while stored.
Prawn Pickle - Most favor the pickles prepared with veggies and fruits as they can be stored for longer days. However, there are non-vegetarian pickles too that are equally flavorsome and soul satiating. Prawn pickle is one of the kinds. Most popular in the coastal areas, prawn pickle is made immensely delicious with ginger-garlic paste and some chilly powder. However, unlike other pickles, it has a short shelf life and can hardly last for a month, even when refrigerated.
Chicken Pickle - Last but not least, do not forget about the chicken pickle. One can relish it with rice, roti, and even dosas. A must-have for every non-vegan family, then dried and roasted spices are attributed to their appetizing taste, like cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom. Further, to add the flavor of a tangy sauce, some lemon juice is also poured into it.
Well, the list can go further as there are more diverse and wide-ranging pickles made all over the globe. If you have still not encountered your taste buds with any of these kinds of succulent pickles, then definitely try one next time. Also, you can try them with some crispy papads after a meal to savor the taste more.