How to make ginger pickle

Ginger pickle is the perfect combination with tiffin like idli, pesarattu etc. it is a simple recipe easy to prepare at home. Let us learn how to make ginger pickle.


  • Ginger- 1 cup
  • Tamarind juice- ½ cup
  • Chilli powder- ¾ cup
  • Hing – pinch
  • Dry chillies- 2
  • Jaggery- 1 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed
  • Garlic ½ cup
  • Turmeric powder- pinch

For tempering:

  • Mustard seeds- ½ spoon
  • Curry leaves- 1 spring
  • Oil- ½ cup
  • Urad dhal- 1 spoon
  • Cumin seeds- ½ spoon


Step 1: Clean ginger with water and cut it into small pieces.

Step 2: Heat oil in a pan, fry ginger pieces till it turns into brown color.

Step 3: Take a vessel boil 2 cups of water and add tamarind juice to it.

Step 4: Cook it for 5min till it turn into thick liquid and keep aside.

Step 5: Now add tamarind liquid to ginger and mix it well.

Step 6: Add chilli powder, salt, turmeric powder, jaggery and garlic.

Step 7: Grind the mixture into fine paste.

For tempering:

Step 8: Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, urad dhal, hing, mustard seeds, curry leaves and dry chillies and fry them.

Step 9: Add tempering to ginger pickle.

Step 10: After temperature reduces, store it in a glass container. Enjoy the taste of ginger pickle with idli!!