Dates Pickle

Dates Pickle

Dates Pickle or Ethapazham achar (in malayalam) is a very tasty pickle recipe to try at home. It is a sweet, tangy and spicy pickle made with dates. This pickle is a best combination for Chicken Biryani or Mutton Biryani.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time:  15 Minutes


Main Ingredients: Dates


Course / Category: Side Dish


Dates: 250 gms

Ginger: 1 tbsp (shredded)

Garlic cloves: 1 tbsp

Green chillies: 2 chopped

Mustard seeds: 1/4 cup (crushed)

Cumin seeds: 1/4 tsp (crushed)

Chilly powder: 2 tsp

Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp

Asafoetida powder: 1/2 tsp

Salt: 1 tsp

Sugar: 1/4 cup

Oil: 2-3 tbsp

Vinegar: 1/3 cup

Water: 1/4 cup

Curry leaves few

Method to Prepare Dates Pickle

1. Chop the dates in small pieces.

2. Make a paste with chilly powder ,mustard seeds, cumin seeds & water in the blender. It should be just crushed.

3. Heat oil in a pan and when the oil is hot, add the ginger, garlic chopped, green chillies & curry leaves.

4. Add the turmeric powder and asafoetida powder

5. Add the chilly paste and vinegar. Bring to a boil.

6. Add the chopped dates and cook for 5 – 7 minutes till the vinegar is absorbed and dates are softened and cooked.

7. Add the sugar & salt. Put off flame.

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