Green Grapes Pickle / Pacha Munthiri Achar


1/2 kg green grapes / pacha munthiri
1″ piece ginger, crushed
5 garlic cloves, crushed
3 green chillies, chopped
2 1/2-3 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 sprig curry leaves
1/4 cup vinegar
1/2 tsp roasted and crushed mustard seeds
1/4 tsp fenugreek powder
1/2 tsp asafoetida
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp salt or as required
2 tbsp sesame oil


  1. In a bowl, add the cleaned grapes and mix it well with salt, green chillies, crushed ginger and garlic and keep it covered overnight.
  2. Then next day, mix it with chilli powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida, fenugreek powder and vinegar and keep it aside.
  3. Heat sesame oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and add curry leaves. Switch off the flame and allow to cool.
  4. Then add this cooled seasoning and crushed mustard seeds to the grapes mixture and stir it well. Adjust the salt and spice level.
  5. Transfer it to a clean and dry airtight glass jar/ bottle…..

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