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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Garlic pickle recipe-How to make garlic pickle-How to prepare Garlic pickle

This is a very simple garlic pickle which can be prepared quickly if the garlic is kept peeled and ready. I have used the big china variety for making this pickle as it is very easy to peel. It goes very well with parathas and curd rice. Today we will learn how to make garlic pickle (poondu oorugai in Tamil-Lahsun Achaar in Hindi) following this easy recipe.

garlic pickle-poondu oorugaiThese guys are searching for their missing friends, they do not know that Padhu has pickled them all. Shhh..... Don't tell them!!

Garlic Pickle-Poondu Oorugai

Garlic Pickle-Poondu Oorugai

 Prep Time : 20 mins
 Cook Time : 10 mins 
 Yields250 grams
 Recipe CategoryPickle
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Garlic -250 grams (Peeled)
   Salt - 25 grams
   Chilli powder - 10 grams
   Turmeric powder - a pinch
   Asafoetida/Hing - 1 tsp
   Fenugreek seeds (dry roasted and powdered) - 1 1/2 tsp
   Gingerly oil/sesame seed oil - 1/4 cup
   Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
   Vinegar - 2 tbsp


Steam garlic for 6-8 minutes in idli pan or steamer. Spread it on a cloth and let it cool. Leave it for 1-2 hours.The garlic should retain its shape and not be mushy. So do not overcook the garlic. (Note - Also do not wash garlic).

How to make garlic pickleSteamed garlic

Add turmeric powder, salt, chilli powder, fenugreek powder, vinegar to the steamed garlic. Mix well.

Heat oil well, add mustard seeds, asafoetida, when mustard seeds splutters, pour the oil over the garlic evenly and keep it aside. Do not mix.

After half an hour, mix it well and bottle it.

Delicious garlic pickle is ready in no time.

Storage and Shelf Life - Store it in a clean glass bottle or air tight container. It stays fresh in the refrigerator for more than a month.

More Easy Pickle recipes from padhuskitchen

Gooseberry pickle

Lemon Ginger pickle

Onion thokku/onion pickle

Mixed Vegetable Pickle

Lemon Pickle

Lemon Pickle without oil

Meet you with more interesting recipes, until then it is bye from Padhu of Padhuskitchen.


  1. Tongue tickling pickle, love it..

  2. I love garlic pickle....really mouthwatering...

  3. Wowww.. Yummy and delicious pickle.. Looks perfect !!

  4. Cute looking garlic, and the pickle looks delicious.

  5. awesome pickle accompanied by cute garlic creatures...

  6. Yummy pickle....cute cute garlic...

  7. The pickle looks so yummy. And I loved the garlic with eyes :)

  8. hey great recipe dear...i luv pickled garlic.

  9. love this pickle....

  10. they guyz outside the jar look sooo cute :)) i am sure the ones inside must be tasty too :)

  11. This is a nice recipe. I love pickles but would not want to use some fussy recipes for them. This is bookmarked.

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  13. Hi Padhu,

    Nice and tasty pickle...My favorite pickle is garlic...:)I love having it with chappathi...:)



  14. yummy pickle , what is alternative for vinegar. or without vinegar we can do this?

  15. Have been craving to eat garlic pickle..Have to definitely try this one..


  16. hi there,
    u have a very wonderful space --- nice recipes and fab pics! garlic pickle looks so wonderful- i remember eating garlic pickle rice while in college. yummmmmmm

  17. Dear padhu
    How are you? I am off blog these days..if it is not too early for 2011 Deepawali, Happy belated 2010, Diwali to you :-).
    LOL...the Garlic statement and the pic..how did you make the eyes? Secrete ? if not let me know...
    I only buy Priya Garlic pickle , feel sad I never got into pickling even if I eat bottles of them ha ha
    Have a nice weekend

  18. oh wow love garlic and how cute of those guys

  19. Very delicious and tasty pickle. but i think vinegar should be lessened. it is very bad for the throat.otherwise , good pickle.WELL DONE!!In our america there is no much dishes of pickle. so , it is good...thanx

  20. awesome pickle receipe and the little ones simply superb !!
    the lines about the little ones are very funny.. i like it.

  21. பூண்டினை வேகவைக்காமலேயே நேரடியாக ஊறுகாய் தயாரிக்க முடியுமா. தெரிந்தால் விவரிக்குமாறு கேட்டுக் கொள்கிறேன்

    1. Yes, you can following the same method but it will take a long time for the garlic to get soft and also you will get the raw flavor of garlic which is not very delicious. You just steam the garlic for 5 minutes, that is enough.I make this pickle often and it is a great hit only in my family but also with friends and relatives.

  22. Is it necessary to add vinegar in garlic pickle..are there any other substitute.? I am allergic to tamarind , vinegar etc.

    1. Then only alternative to vinegar is lemon juice but I have not tried using lemon juice.

  23. Hi there, I luv garlic pickle n this seems delicious. But is it necessary to store it in the refrigerator? Doesn't it keep well at room temperature? And if chilli powder isn't sautéed in oil as given in ur recipe, wud it hav raw smell?

    1. Yes, you have to store in the refrigerator. As we are pouring very hot oil over the chilli powder, it will not have raw smell.

  24. Your annotations are sooo cute for the picture-perfect Garlic pickle.. I enjoyed the recipe and let me give a try.. thank you

  25. Gr8 recipe. What difference would it make if you mix all the spices with vinegar and nicely let mix with the peeled garlic and let it absorb it for about 6 to 8 hours. Then with mustard seeds and gingely or sesame oil saute it liberally and put it in a container. I thought this will prolong the shelf life. Let us know your thoughts. I did this and it is delicious.

    1. This method also sounds good but I feel if you are going to saute the garlic, you can skip steaming.You can add vinegar in the end.

  26. Thank you for this recipe, Padhu. I tried this and it came out really well! I added lemon juice instead of vinegar like you suggested in one of the comments. It turned out to be a hit!



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