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Instant Pickle with Green Apple

Instant Pickle with Green Apple

My 101st recipe, “Instant Green Apple Pickle”, a quick and delicious side. After posting a series of Indian desserts over the last few days, I decided that today has to be something savory, very simple to make and yet extremely delicious. I can think of only one thing matching all those criteria. My favorite Mango Pickle. I absolutely love to have a spicy mango pickle along with my curd rice.

But RK doesn’t always buy into that idea. He makes sure that I dont eat too much of the mango pickle, since he considers them unhealthy with a lot of salt and spice. But no need to press the panic button yet, I just know what needs to be done. I have a very easy fix to that problem. My mom used to make an instant pickle with mangoes.

I knew that the instant pickle was very easy to make and unlike the store bought pickles, I could easily control how much spice and oil gets added to it. So, I chose to borrow her pickle recipe, and then wanted to turn it even more healthier. Hence, I replaced the mangoes with the lovely tart Grany Smith apples and now I get to enjoy a lovely healthy pickle without any guilt of too much salt or spice 😉

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Instant Green Apple Pickle

instant green apple pickle

Instant Green Apple Pickle

Revathi Palani
Learn how to make an Indian Style Instant Green Apple Pickle. Loaded with mustard seeds, fenugreek and perfectly spiced to pair with rice.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6


  • Grany Smith (Green) Apple - 1 Medium
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp (adjust as needed)
  • Sesame Oil - 1 Tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Asafoetida - 1 Large pinch
  • Curry Leaves - 1 Sprig
  • Turmeric Powder - 1 Small pinch
  • Fenugreek Powder - 1 Large pinch
  • Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp (adjust as needed)


  • First wash and cut the apple into length wise pieces as shown. Add the salt to the chopped apple, mix well and keep aside for 15 mins.

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  • Heat a pan with oil, add mustard and once it splutters add the asafoetida and curry leaves.Wait for 5 secs and turn off the flame.

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  • Add the turmeric powder, fenugreek powder, red chilli powder and fry them in the oil for a few secs.

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  • Add the chopped apple and mix everything well together. Let it come to room temperature in the same pan, so that the apples get a chance to absorb the flavors.

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  • Enjoy with curd rice or dosa, etc.
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Notes | FAQ

- Turn off the flame before adding the powders, else they might burn and turn bitter.
- For fenugreek powder, you will have to dry roast fenugreek seeds in medium heat. Do not let them turn brown, they will taste bitter. Let them come to room temperature. Then grind them in a dry grinder/mixie to a fine powder.
- Adjust salt and chilli powder quantity as per your taste.
- A nicely tart apple lends the best flavor to this pickle.
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Bashir Ahmad shah

Tuesday 16th of February 2021

How many days it will take to turn into pickle after following the recipe


Thursday 3rd of February 2022

This is an instant pickle recipe, you can eat immediately


Tuesday 12th of May 2020

I love pickles Will try this for sure


Tuesday 19th of December 2017

This looks like an interesting recipe! I can't wait to try making this at home. Pickled apples have an interesting flavor and I'd love to make these and show them to my family for a taste test! Thanks for sharing.


Tuesday 19th of December 2017

Sure Billy, hope you like the Indian pickle flavors :-)

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Monday 7th of March 2016

[…] Another thing I would never think to pickle, Apples. They actually look really […]

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