Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Green Olive Pickle

Green olives blends in well with the pickle masala and along with garlic makes a good pickle to try. A friend of mine had an extra bottle of olives in hand and came up with this idea of making instant pickle with green olives.

Ingredients

6 oz bottle - Pitted green olives, cut into two
10 flakes - Garlic, chopped ( use more if you like garlic)
1 tbsp - Red chili powder
2 to 3 pinches - Fenugreek powder
1/4 tsp - Asafoetida powder / Hing
1 tbsp - Vinegar (optional)
Salt to taste
Sesame oil

Method

1 ) Heat 3 tbsp oil in a pan, add garlic and fry lightly. Then add red chili powder, fenugreek powder, hing and stir for a second on low heat. Add green olives and mix with the masala. Take off the stove.

2 ) Taste to check if you need more salt. Since olives are soaked in salt, use less salt if needed. Add vinegar and mix. Store in a glass jar. Use after 2 - 3 hours, by then the masala will settle and mix well with olives.

Serve with rice or roti.

30 comments:

Sig said...

What a great idea... Siv loves olives and orders them in bulk online... so we always have olives around in the house :) Love the red color..

Nags said...

i love olives,and this is such a nice idea.

Madhu said...

That looks lovely and delicious, sure will try this.

Dhana said...

What a g8 idea! Olives, yumm..Spicy olives, yummier :)!

Seena said...

ugran..mouthwatering..here olives are everywhere , should try this..

KayKat said...

I agree - this is a perfect pickle idea! I can't wait to try it out :)

Cinnamon said...

Never thought of pickling Olives, Thanks for the recipe!!! It looks Yum!

Happy cook said...

Hey this is a unusual one but very intresting one.
I always have olives at home bit i eat them straight from the bottel. This i would like to try

Sia said...

send me that bottle plzzzzzzz....

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Looks so delectable pravs.,...Nice idea of using olives to pickle Indian style.....:-)

Siri said...

Lovely idea.. though I am not a fan of Olives..:D

Pravs said...

Sig : Oh then you can try pickling some olives now. I hope siv will like pickled olives too :)

Nags : Then you should def try pickling some, nags :)

Madhu : Try and let me know if you liked it :)

Dhana : yeah spicier the better :)

Seena : Then get the best olives in town and try this pickle, seena :)

Kaykat: Okies, do let me know if you liked it :)

Cinnamon : It's a quick pickle to make and tastes really good.

Happy cook : Now spicy it up and try it happy cook :)

Sia : Yeah it's on the way to ya :)

Sirisha : Thanks :)

Siri : Oh why not ??? Maybe you will like pickled olives :)

Padma said...

Yesterday only I saw green olives in the farmer's market. I didnt have any clue how to cook/use them...will buy them on my next visit
Nice color!

Mishmash ! said...

sathyam paranja kandappo vaayil vellam vannu :P

Shn

Kribha said...

My hubby loves olives but I don't. This pickle sure looks so tempting and yummy. Love the color. A really cool recipe.

SHANTI BHANU said...

hi never heard of it...so good

RP said...

Awesome! I have been asking myself for a very long time how olives would do in an indian pickle. Never had the guts to try it out. :) Hats off you.

Sharmi said...

hey this look like the kadu manga pickle right? nice!

remya said...

achaar kalakkitooo....gud idea

Rajitha said...

yumm..my mouth is seriously watering!

Pravs said...

Padma : so next trip to farmer's market, don't forget to buy green olives :)

Mishmash : oru pickle bottle veno ?

Kribha : thanks :D

Shanti : Thanks :)

RP : Thanks :D ~ blushing ~

Sharmi :some what similar :)

Remya : Thanks :D

Rajani said...

Hi Pravs,
Olive in a pickled way, very nice idea. It looks like gooseberry. Thanks for sharing.

cheers
rajani

Padmaja said...

amazing pickle!!
I never seen olives pickled and love the idea!!!
pickle looks so vibrant!!

Pearlin said...

Looks so yum!I love pickled olives.

Hima said...

That is very creative. The pickle looks delicious.

zlamushka said...

This is a must-try, definitely. What a creative idea. Bookmarked!

Prajusha said...

pravs,
nice idea of making olive pickle.will surely try this.

Mona said...

I might be the greatest lover of Olives in this world !! And an Olive Pickle! I'm hearing this for the first time !!! Will make sometime when i will have them in bulk, have bookmarked the recipe. Thanks dear.

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Shella said...

Wish you'd given me this recipe earlier !! I just wasted a whole bottle of green olives, bcs didnt know what to do. I knew only one use of them, i.e., pizzas. But how to consume there?? Now I am feeling sad.

simpli.tibz said...

nice recipe! i hv had lots of olive pickles before but never made them myself ... going to try your procedure along with other ingredients that i tasted in other pickles! thanx for sharing your recipe! :)