Lal Mirch Ka Achar (Red Chili Pickle)

Lal Mirch Ka Achar (Red Chili Pickle)

Lal Mirch Ka Achar, Red Chili Pickle

Red Chili Pickle is a delightful way to spice up any meal. Indian meals are generally served with a variety of condiments, of which pickles are the most common. This one is a rather hot and spicy pickle, not for the timid palette by any means.
4.34 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 20 people


  • 10 whole red chili jalapeno or cayenne
  • 3 Tbsp coriander dhania
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp fennel seeds saunf
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seed dana methi
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard seeds peele sarso
  • 1 tsp nigella seeds kalongi
  • 1/8 tsp asafetida hing
  • 1 tsp mango powder amchoor
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric haldi
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp oil, I prefer mustard oil can use olive oil


  • Wash and dry the chilies and cut the chilies in 1/8-inch pieces.
  • Combine coriander, fennel, fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds, and nigella seeds roast them over low heat for 1-2 minutes till spices becomes aromatic. Grind coarsely.
  • Heat the oil on medium heat, after oil is very turn off the heat and let it come to the room temperature. Set aside.
  • Mix the roasted spices, salt, mango powder, and turmeric to the red chilies, and mix it well. Pour oil over the mixture and mix well.
  • Keep the pickle in a glass jar. Let the jar sit two days at room temperature or few hours in direct sunlight. Pickle is ready to serve. 


Chili Pickle will be good for a week at room temperature or keep in the refrigerator up to one month.
Suggestion For a milder pickle, remove the pepper seeds, or sometimes chilies are not hot then add some red chili powder.
Keyword Condiment, Hot And Spicy, Lal Mirch Ka Achar, Pickle, Red Jalapeno
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8 thoughts on “Lal Mirch Ka Achar (Red Chili Pickle)

  1. I have brought these chillies but my hands are burning ,so chillies might be very spicy , should I use these chillies . Let me know how to buy mild hot red chilli, please

  2. 5 stars
    Hello Manjula ji, I am 8 months pregnant and currently in the process of making and stocking up on snacks. I have panjeeri, methi ladu and aliv ladu. Can you pls suggest what to eat in what order… First 3 days, then first 10 days, and the first month? Thank you.

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