5 must-try Kerala pickle recipes


Not even a basic meal is served without pickle in Kerala. Whether is tangy mango or tender prawns, Malayalis can turn anything into delicious pickles. Kerala fish pickle has fans all over the world so much so that it is readily available in supermarkets. But nothing beats the taste of homemade pickles made with fresh ingredients. Here are 5 Kerala pickles you can make at home to turn every meal into a special one.

Fish pickle

First up is, obviously, the famous Kerala fish pickle which will have you asking for more after every meal. It is a blast of spices and flavours but worth the time and efforts.

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Mango pickle

Mango is one fruit that demands to be pickled! That is why each region and state has their version of delectable mango pickles. It is widely consumed in Kerala as well but the most popular preparation used chopped, semi-ripe mangoes, coated in mild spices.

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Beetroot pickle for biryani

It is the delicious and spicy pickle which adds the perfect flavour combination for a plate of piping hot biryani. Any biryani lover would vouch for the incredible flavour that a tiny bit of pickle would add to the dish.

Tasty beetroot pickle for biryani

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Lemon pickle

Lemon is probably the most common kind of pickle and can be easily made and stored at home. This Kerala style lemon pickle recipe by Mrs K M Mathew is incredibly simple and just the right amount of tang and spice.

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Prawns pickle

Delicious prawns pickle is one of the favourite dishes of lovers of seafood and south Indian cuisine. Fresh prawns enhance the flavour of the spicy pickle which tastes delicious with rice.

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