Grandma's Garlic Pickle | How to make Grandma's Garlic Pickle

By Jofy Abraham  |  16th Mar 2016  |  
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About Grandma's Garlic Pickle Recipe

This is our family favourite garlic pickle that my mom in law learned from her Grandma's kitchen. A mouth watering pickle with chunks of garlic that aids digestion.

The delicious and mouthwatering Grandma's Garlic Pickle is enjoyed by all. This dish is often prepared for special occasions including parties or festivals. Grandma's Garlic Pickle is a good option when you want to cook something different . It is an amazing dish which is liked by people of all age groups. The flavourful ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Grandma's Garlic Pickle. Jofy Abraham shared Grandma's Garlic Pickle recipe which can serve 10 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you learn how to make the delicious Grandma's Garlic Pickle. Try this delicious Grandma's Garlic Pickle recipe at home and surprise your family and friends. You can connect with the Jofy Abraham of Grandma's Garlic Pickle by commenting on the page. In case you have any questions around the ingredients or cooking process. The Grandma's Garlic Pickle can also be given a rating. The "What's cooking" feature can be used to share your experience when you make Grandma's Garlic Pickle with other users

Grandma's Garlic Pickle

Ingredients to make Grandma's Garlic Pickle

  • 250 gms garlic peeled
  • 100 gm tamarind
  • 60 ml of gingelly oil
  • 3 tspn chilli powder (or more to suit your taste buds )
  • A pinch of hing/asafoetida
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • water as required
  • salt to taste

How to make Grandma's Garlic Pickle

  1. Heat a pan with 2 tsp of oil. Add all the garlic. Roast them well until they turn golden brown in colour. Remove them to a plate and let it cool.
  2. Grind half of the roasted garlic into a coarse paste. Only one stir in the blender is enough.
  3. Add 1/2 cup water to the tamarind and make a thick tamarind extract.
  4. Heat the same pan with 50 ml of oil. Add mustard seeds. Once all of them splutter, add a pinch of asafoetida. Add the tamarind extract, allow it to boil on a medium flame until the oil separates.
  5. Now add the roasted garlic+roasted garlic paste to the tamarind gravy boiling in the pan. Give it a nice stir. Add the red chilli powder and required salt. Stir well.
  6. Allow the mixture to boil in low to medium flame for the next 15 minutes while stirring in between.
  7. Once done, turn it off and allow the pickle to cool. Transfer to a air tight jar. Serve it with curd rice and its heavenly :)
  8. Serve it with curd rice and its heavenly!

Reviews for Grandma's Garlic Pickle (23)

Malathi Frederick3 months ago

Awesome taste and easy to make

Saba Khan4 months ago

Wow its nice thnakyou sooo much fr giving a new style garlic pickle but tell me 1 thing why to put mustard seeds tamarind is enough to make it sour

Shreedevinarayanan Shreedevivk4 months ago

Good recipes

Nomita Tandon4 months ago

Can we make this using mustard oil
Shreedevinarayanan Shreedevivk
4 months ago
Yes you can

Sumathy Srinivasan5 months ago


Neelam Agrawal5 months ago

Can we replace gingelly oil with some other oil
Shreedevinarayanan Shreedevivk
4 months ago
Yes you can

Leena Singh5 months ago

very testy

Mehak Chabriya5 months ago


Vijaya Iyer6 months ago

Hi, Awesome recipe. Can you please share what is the shelf life of this pickle? Do we need to refrigerate it? Thanks.
Shreedevinarayanan Shreedevivk
4 months ago
Don’t refrigerate it it will be good for 6 month to one year. The amount of oil makes the difference. Oil standing on the pickle is good. It must be covered with oil then it will not spoil.

Aafreen Khan6 months ago

Yummy thank you must try it soon

Surekha Kulkarni6 months ago


Kusum Singh7 months ago

Thanku for nice garlic pickle

Shivani Erichedua year ago

What is the shelf life

mohammad subhana year ago

how many days we can restore it

Sonia khan2 years ago


Shweta Saini2 years ago


Seema Nayak2 years ago

Wow mouth watering..I will try.

Shoba Bharathraj2 years ago

tempting pickle

Hema Latha2 years ago


Akarshita prasad2 years ago

looks so delicious..i love garlic achar with dal chawal. Would try your recipe soon.

Shweta Srivastava2 years ago

looks amazing! i guess we can substitute it with mustard oil?

Sweta Goenka Tekriwal2 years ago

what is gingelly oil?

roshita bhat2 years ago


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