Ask any Indian food lover why pickles are one of the best accompaniments to have with any meal, and he/she will run short of words to explain. Well, all credit goes to the tangy and fiery taste of the pickles. You have it once and it is sure to get you hooked forever. For the unversed, pickle, also called 'achaar', is a tangy Indian accompaniment, which can be made with a variety of ingredients. For instance, mango, lemon, carrot, green chilli, red chilli, ginger, garlic and more. The masala in which pickles are prepared has a distinct sour, zesty and chilly taste that gives an explosion of flavours to the taste palates.
However, pickles usually are made by following a long process of fermentation which is quite time-consuming. Here we bring you a garlic pickle recipe that can be made in just 10 minutes. And the taste is super delicious too. In addition to being a treat to the senses, this pickle contains a myriad of health-benefiting properties. Take a look at the benefits below.
Here're A Few Benefits Of Garlic Pickle:
1. Good For Heart
High cholesterol is one of the major reasons for heart-related problems. Garlic is one magical ingredient that may help you lower cholesterol levels - both total and LDL (bad cholesterol). Plus, it contains anti-inflammatory properties which may prevent blood circulation problems.
2. Cures Cold
Garlic is known worldwide for its antibacterial and antioxidant properties, resulting in boosting immunity. Adding a bit of garlic pickle in your every meal can protect your body against the common cold and flu.
3. Purifies Blood
Garlic is a natural cleanser and disinfectant. Your blood becomes much healthier after consuming garlic in any form.
Instant Garlic Pickle Recipe: How To Make Garlic Pickle
To begin with the recipe, steam 500 grams of peeled garlic cloves. Then, transfer them to a large bowl. Add all the spices like red chilli powder, turmeric powder, fenugreek powder, salt to taste in it and squeeze lemons in it.
After this step, heat mustard oil in a kadhai, add mustard seeds and let them crackle. Once done, pour it over the steamed garlic cloves. Mix everything properly and pair it with your everyday meal and enjoy!
PS: You can store this pickle for about 2-3 months into an airtight glass container.
Try this recipe and let us know how it worked for you!