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Red Apple Pickle | Instant apple pickle

R & Me are big pickle fans, we always buy a bottle of Priya's Urugai no matter where we are, that crazy. But after marriage comes the idea of making pickle at home. For a person like me who can make pickle at home, I am sure anyone can. I always am this person who would love to wind up all the kitchen work under an hour and that includes cleaning, washing etc. Pickles usually have a long process and I love the shortcut version of instant pickles which still hold and develop lots of flavours. I have few other instant pickles which are a big hit at home Tomato Pickle & Mango Pickle. So the other day I had nearly 2 dozen apples and was wondering what to do with them and I was not looking at a sweet recipe so I got this idea of doing a pickle with apples. The result was fabulous, R loved it so much that he had it with his dosa, idly, rice, chappati and even with  curd ;-) the red apples did have a slight sweetness to them I balanced it with lemon juice. 


Recipe Source - Own
Prep & Cook time - 15 mins


Red/ Green Apple - 2 large, cored and chopped into small pieces
Oil - 4 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Fenugreek/ Methi seeds - 1 tsp (roasted and ground to powder)
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Hing - 3 pinches
Red chilli powder - 1/2 - 3/4 th tsp (Adjust as per spice tolerance)
Kashmiri red chilli - 1 tsp (adds colour)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Lemon juice - 2 tbsp (this adds tartness)

  • In a wide pan dry roast fenugreek seeds in medium-low flame for 2 minutes until a little golden, cool and then ground to powder using a mixer/ motar
  • Core the apples, chop into bite sized chunks, add 1 tbsp of lemon juice and give it a good mix along with salt, set aside. This helps in the apples from de-colouring.
  • In the same pan add oil, once its hot splutter mustard seeds, curry leaves, hing, ground fenugreek powder, red chilli, kashmiri red chilli, turmeric and salt.
  • To this add the prep'd apple chunks and toss well let it cook for just a minute switch off and let it cool completely, Now add remaining lemon juice and mix well
  • Store in an air-tight container and enjoy for upto a week

Cooks Wisdom

- Make sure you do not chop apple too fine as it might become mushy. And do not keep apples in flame for more than a minute it will turn very soft and cook very fast
- This pickle is an instant one and hence would last for upto a week in a refrigerator. Take care to use a clean and dry spoon to use the pickle this helps in its shelf life.
- You can adjust spice according to your taste. As red apples on the sweeter side, so I have balanced with lemon juice.


  1. I am so going to try this for sure.
    Love the idea of making apple pickle. I wish you had a pin in button.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi Priya.. I think this template looks more good:)
    Apple pickle is very new to me.. i'm sure this must have tasted amazing :)

  3. Happy to see you at my space dear. This is an awesome idea. have many apples in the fridge, will try this soon. iam sure this will taste great.

  4. hot and sweet pickle.lovely priya

  5. Wow sure in my to do list... Tempting

  6. never got this idea so far apple to Pickle !

  7. Wow with so many apples in the fridge,I am just thinking what to do,will surely try this :)

  8. that looks like a wonderful pickle... though i am not a fan of pickles, still would love the try this...

  9. mouthwatering pickle priya, sounds new to me :)

  10. Priya, you change your Title bar every week :) Its looking lovely btw !!

    Bookmarked this recipe, I am so bad in making pickles etc.. have to start doing some now..

  11. Pickle with apple is a cool idea da.. sema tempting ah irukku.. :)

  12. very very tempting pickle with my fav fruit :) looks super yumm and very interesting recipe dear !!

  13. fingerlicking pickle..looks really tempting....lovely pot

  14. Interesting.Hearing it for the first time.

  15. Sounds divine...such a great idea ! Loved it :)

  16. I too make apple pickle very similar to this recipe but I skip urad dal..I love the prop and the second last pic.

  17. They look so colorful and delicious

  18. wow apple pickles super ra ireke da...ithum konjam parcel venum da...

  19. As everyone on sweet side of Apple, this pickle is tempting me badly and gr8 recipe dear...

  20. Send me a small bottle of this pickle, seriously i dont want a huge bottle at all..hehe..Fantastic pickle sis.


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