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Garlic Pickle

Garlic pickle is made by combining garlic with various spices and oil or vinegar. It is a common condiment in Indian cuisine and is known for its pungent, savory flavor. 

Together, curd rice and garlic pickle make for a delicious and satisfying meal. The tangy and creamy curd rice pairs well with the strong and savory flavor of the garlic pickle, creating a well-balanced and flavorful combination.

Garlic Pickle

Recipe by S Kamala
Recipe rating: 4.0 from 1 votes
Course: PickleCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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This pickle made with garlic goes well with curd rice


  • Garlic Flakes – 1 cup

  • Tamarind – small lemon size

  • Red Chilli Powder – 3 teaspoons

  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida Powder – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Gingelly Oil – 4 to 5 tablespoons

  • Mustard – 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves – few

  • Salt – 2 teaspoons or as per taste

  • Jaggery powdered – 1 teaspoon

  • To fry and grind
  • Coriander Seeds – 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin (Jeeragam) – 1 tablespoon

  • Fenugreek seeds – 1 teaspoon


  • Take four to five whole garlics, separate the flakes and peel the skin.
  • For the pickle, use garlic with small size flakes (Naattu Poondu). If the flakes are big then cut it into two to four lengthwise. Take a cup of garlic flakes and keep aside.
  • Soak tamarind in water and squeeze out a cup of thick juice.
  • In a dry kadai put the coriander seeds, cumin and fenugreek one by one and fry till it slightly changes its colour. Cool it and powder it.
  • In thick bottomed kadai put the oil and when it is hot add mustard. When it starts pop up add asafoetida powder and curry leaves and then add garlic flakes.
  • Fry the garlic till it become light brown.
  • Add tamarind juice, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt. Mix it well and allow to boil. Then add coriander/jeera/fenugreek powder and stir well. Add jaggery powder and cook till it is thick.
  • Remove, cool it and store it in a jar. Goes well with Curd Rice.

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