Friday, March 13, 2015

Green Peppercorn Pickle-Pachai Milagu Pickle Recipe

During my trip to Coorg, I saw many black pepper plants and coffee plants on the way. It reminded me of my mother's fresh pachai milagu oorugai. My mother used to make green peppercorn pickle when we were young. We love it with curd rice. We eat curd rice just for the sake of this pickle. On my way back, I bought a bagful of fresh green peppercorns to make pickle with it. As soon as I came back, I made the pickle as it is very easy and needs just 3 ingredients. Today we will learn how to make pachai milagu oorugai/green peppercorn pickle following this easy recipe.

Green Peppercorn Pickle-Pachai Milagu Pickle

Pepper Plant in the estate we stayed at Coorg. It was a beautiful sight to see black pepper creepers hugging and climbing the tree trunks of mostly teak wood trees or silver oak tree.

Peppercorn Plant

Pachai Milagu Pickle Recipe

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Yields250 grams
 Recipe CategoryPickle
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Green Pepper - 1/4 kg
   Rock Salt - 3/4 cup + 1 tbsp
   Fresh Lemon Juice - 2 cups


Wash pepper gently so that it does not come off its stalk. Pat it dry and spread it on a cloth to dry in the shade. Let it dry for 1 hour.

Take a shallow glass bowl, place the fresh peppercorns in it, add freshly squeezed lemon juice, salt. and mix well. The lemon juice should cover the peppercorns.

Green Peppercorn

Stir it well every morning. You can use the pickle after 3-4 days. But even after that you have to stir it everyday. 

Enjoy with curd rice or sambar rice.

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  1. Love it any time, one should ensure that it does not turn black with proper ratio of lemon juice and salt. Yours look perfect.

  2. Replies
    1. Store it in a glass bottle at room temperature for 10-15 days. Refrigerate it if you want to store it for a longer period.

  3. how spicy is raw black pepper on its own in cooking? can crushed raw pepper be used as replacement for green chilis in cooking for example?

    1. Raw pepper is not as hot or spicy like green chillies. Adding crushed raw pepper gives a different taste to the dish.


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