¾tbspwhite sesame seeds (optional, but adds volume and taste to the pickle.)
3tbspRed chili powder (adjust to suit your taste,2 tbsp is moderate)
Salt to taste
1.5tbspjaggery or honey
Oil as needed
optional ingredients for garlic pickle recipe
4clovesAdditional (dry roast and keep aside)
1 ½Inchcinnamon stick(powdered finely)
1Inchcinnamon(dry roast and keep aside)
How to make the recipe
Peel off the garlic skin and air dry them for 3 to 4 hrs. Do not handle them with moist hands or utensils or spoons. Discard any garlic cloves with fungi or scars or look discolored. This will spoil the pickle.
Dry roast one after the other: methi seeds, sesame seeds and 2 cinnamon sticks and 10 cloves. Separate 1 cinnamon stick and 4 cloves aside.
Add mustard seeds and roasted ingredients (except 1 cinnamon stick and 4 cloves) to a jar and powder finely.
Transfer the garlic cloves to a wide utensil. Add ground powder, red chili powder, salt, lemon juice, 1 cinnamon stick and 4 cloves (that were set aside), jaggery and oil to the garlic. Mix well.
I used honey so i added it later
Set this aside for 1 day. After a day pour extra oil to bring it to the desired consistency and mix well. Adjust the salt and lemon juice. Bottle it and refrigerate.
You can serve with steamed rice, dosa, idli, pesarratu or rava upma and semiya upma.