I had made this almost a month ago. Its so fiery and spicy that I thought of not posting in the blog. But recently my hubby who is not fond of spicy food asks for this pickle quite frequently, I realised its actually quite yummy. So I decided to post this one.My hubby got this red chillies when I asked him to buy some chillies. Green ones were not available. No one at home likes spicy food and as red ones are spicier than the green ones , I thought that if I use them in my regular cooking, no one is going to eat that spicy food. I was looking for a way to use this up maybe in the form of kolhapuri techa with peanuts or regular thokku with tomato.
Meanwhile my friend had given me a bottle of ginger pickle which her mother in law made for her. It was so yummy. My family has become a huge fan of that ginger pickle and my friend has atleast supplied me two or three bottles of that pickle by now. Heartfelt thanks to her!! She has given me the recipe too, but I have not tried it yet. But I made this red chilly pickle loosely based on the recipe given by her. Garlic ,tamarind and jaggery is added to suppress the pungent fiery taste of the red chillies. But it is still very spicy. I love to have it with my curd rice , chapatis or dosas sometimes. I add it to my bland dal while cooking or even to the subjis or khichdi for that extra spicy kick.
So if you do try this recipe, do it at your risk. I warn you it is super spicy but yet delicious. I suggest you to have it in smaller amounts. I will be trying and posting the ginger pickle by my friend sometime soon which is even more awesome.