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Ginger Relish

Ginger Relish
Ginger Relish

Ginger Relish

Ginger Relish is very handy to have in your refrigerator for spicing up many different dishes.
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Course Chutney
Cuisine Indian


  • ¼ cup ginger finely chopped
  • 4 green chilies
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice


  • Cut the green chilies lengthwise (remove the seeds if you like mild).
  • Chop the green chilies to match the size of the chopped ginger.
  • Mix ginger, chili, salt and lemon juice together and store in glass jar.
  • Before serving refrigerate the relish for 24 hours.
  • Relish can be refrigerated for about 2 weeks. Note: after a couple of days the green chilies will fade in color and will become milder in taste.


  • Thinly slice the green chilies and ginger about 1 inch lengthwise and mix with salt and lemon juice.
Serving suggestions
  • Mix the chopped relish with cream cheese and use as a sandwich spread.
  • Lightly spread between grilled cheese sandwiches.
  • Sprinkle over any chat.
  • Use sliced relish to garnish any dal, rice, subji with gravy.
  • The relishes’ juice can be mixed with olive oil to make a salad dressing.
Keyword chillies, ginger, Gluten Free, lemon, Pickle, relish, Spicy, Vegan
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30 thoughts on “Ginger Relish

  1. For me, and a lot of other people, I tend to own a grater that is both easy to clean and cheap. I’ve usually dealt with the standard 4-sided “cowbell” grater, but I have a soft spot for the box set. Sure, it is a bit more hectic to store, but it’s very simple to clean. Plus, you can see where the shreds go without having to worry about spilling over a tower of cheese that lies underneath.

  2. A lot of your recipes use green chilies. What kind of green pepper do you mean? My grocery has Mexican chili peppers in the produce section and canned jalapenos.

  3. Manjula:

    Thank you for your delicious recipes. This one is a classic. I coarsely grate peeled ginger root when I make it. I prefer to grate ginger that way for most recipes requiring fresh ginger.

  4. Love the easy to follow recipes Manjula, I am an Ayurvedic Therapist and follow an Ayurvedic lifestyle.
    Would you please show a u tube of roasting/toasting the spices, then grinding them, each individual spice.The garlicis added at the end……..it is then kept in a sealed jar for use .I have forgotten the name of it, one uses it with idlis, and melted ghee and is ALL eaten together, it is very very spicy and includes chillies.It is pale golden/red in colour.
    I love it, hope you can show it soon…….

    This is NOT garam masala.

    Warm regards

  5. Hello Aunty Ji,

    I’m a bachelor and make grilled cheese sandwich at least 3 times a week. Your idea of adding ginger relish to it is superb!! Could you please tell me how many days this relish will stay fresh in refrigerator. Thank you so much for your easy to follow videos.

  6. Manjula Jain, thank you so much for your enjoyable demonstrations. I’ve made the tomato chutney after watching your video. Now I’m ready to try the ginger relish (that can be kept for more than a day.) ~ chana

  7. Wow! I love your website. I have been afraid to try cooking Indian food as the ingredients are new to me but now I want to cook EVERYTHING. Thank you so much for your easy to follow videos.

  8. Hi Dear Manjula , I ‘m big Fan of your simple recipes ,
    way you cook is amazing , looks like cooking is
    way to simple job , i love pani puri , nan nread , rusgulla’s , pickles,
    I’m going to try each and every recipe u wrote , you are really incredable

  9. hi i am experiementing with vegitarian cooking and i foune a recipe for spiced chick pea burgers… it calls for indian relish or pickle is there a substitute if i cant find it in stores?

  10. hello manjula,
    this is ur pakistani fan from usa.
    i tried many of ur recipies ,they were so good,,thank God to find u,
    can u tell plzz where r u living in usa.
    urs sincerely mrs shah

  11. Dear Manjula Aunty,
    I just cant thank you for your recepies. They are so simple and you have explained so minutely in all your video. I am Bengali and as you know Bengali’s love eating variety of food.
    I am a new cook..never before marriage i have even entered the kitchen. but now i have to do it all. I tried few of your recepies and it was Awesome. My husband and all my friends like my cooking.
    Thank you very much for sharing your talent.
    Love, Soma

  12. Dear Manjula Aunty,
    I just found this new addition. My mother in law makes this IDENTICAL relish. I had forgotten about it until I saw this. She cuts her chili and ginger lengthwise like matchsticks, but otherwise it is the same.
    Are you from U.P. by chance?

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