Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Indian Style Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickle

This is a simple and easy pickle with season's pickling cucumber. The spices added make it a different one than your ordinary bread and butter pickle. This pickle can jazz up your ordinary sandwich or burger.

Pickles always make a meal complete. I love our traditional spicy mango and lemon pickle. My mom makes varieties with mangoes. Always Indian style pickles have good amount of spices. My mom typically uses mustard, fenugreek, and red chilies along with asafetida and lots of oil in her pickles. I use a little extra spices and make this pickle and there is no oil in this one. It has a different flavor profile and you can sense them dancing in your tongue. 

I love to add this in sandwiches and burgers. They are great to have along with stuffed parathas. After all the pickle is empty, the leftover spices and vinegar can be blended and used in salad dressings. I didn't add any sugar to the pickle as I want a spicy one. Feel free to add a couple of teaspoons if you prefer a sweet and spicy one. Haitian Pikliz is a similar spicy pickle but with veggies.

August is National Canning Month and Wendy of A Day in the Life on a Farm is hosting an event in our #FestiveFoodies group where we share recipes to preserve nature's bounty. No meal is complete without a pickle and I am sharing this one for this event.


Pickling cucumber - 1 pound, cut into thin slices
Onion - 1/2 cup, sliced thin
Vinegar - 1/2 cup
Water - 1/2 cup
Salt - 3/4 tsp
Chili flakes - 1to 2 tbsp
Coriander seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
Cilantro - 3 tbsp, chopped
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Fenugreek - 1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp


Slice the cucumber. Add the sliced onions and chopped garlic to cucumber. Transfer this to a mason jar.

Add all the spices, water, and vinegar and heat it on a medium flame. Simmer for 3-4 minutes. Cool. 

Pour it onto the mason jar filled with cucumber-onion-garlic mix. Seal with lid and refrigerate for at least 12-24 hours.

Pickle is ready to be served with sandwiches, burger, or parathas.

Here are the links to the pickles we shared today. Thanks, Wendy!


  1. Wow, I can almost taste the goodness through the photos. Thanks for joining me today.

  2. Wow - I love all the flavors and spices in these pickles! I bet they are absolutely delicious.