Red chilli is the most popular spice across India. Indians love spicy food and so their favorite spice is red chilli on any given day. It is widely known for the smoky flavor and the orange-red hue to add to any dish. Some chillies are red mild spicy and some are very spicy. Did you know? India produces at least ten types of chillies.

Vasant Masala has 3 different chilli powders and all of them are of prime quality. But, of all, Vasant’s Perfect Chilli Powder is a best seller. We also offer Kumthi Kashmiri Chilli Powder and Red Chilli Powder. Also, if you’re not willing to invest your time in making pickles and clearing the mess around, don’t worry we’ve got you covered! Vasant’s Aachar Masala premix is your solution catering to premium quality and world-class taste.

As the temperatures get high, Indian households start the preparations for making pickles. Every summer, Indians invest their time in making delicious homemade pickles and use them throughout the year with Satvik dishes like Khichdi and Dal-Chawal (Rice with Indian curry). Pickles are served alongside savory dishes as an accompaniment to make it more flavorful. People can spice it up the way they like. However, a typical Indian pickle is made tangy by adding jaggery to it instead of sugar.

Red chilli pickle is one of the famous pickles that Indians savor every summer. It’s a combination dish using oil, ground spice, fresh red chillies, and jaggery. However, Indian pickle is not limited to just red chillies. Indian households have expertise in making mango pickle, garlic pickle, carrot pickle, gumberry pickle, green chilli pickle, and an unimaginable variety!

To sum it up, we can say that pickles complete a full portioned Indian meal. Moreover, Indian households make pickles in two ways. Let us discuss that.

Types of Pickles

The first type of pickle is the instant pickle. Here, you gather the ingredients, mix them, roast, saute and savor.

The second type is the one that can be stored. Since this type can be stored, these pickles have a shelf life of more than a year; but for that, they should be stored properly.

The only difference between instant pickles and stored ones is the quantity of oil and natural preservatives. The ideal choice for storing pickles is in glass containers or porcelain pots.

Red Chilli Pickle Recipe


  • Red Chili - 8pcs
  • Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Black Pepper - 10 pcs
  • Asafoetida - 1 tbsp
  • Kasuri Methi - 150 gm
  • Mustard Seeds - 2 tbsp
  • Fenugreek Seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Dry Dates - 4-5 pcs
  • Red Chili Powder - 1 tbsp
  • Kashmiri Red Chili Powder - 1 tsp
  • Lemon Juice - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Jaggery - 200 gm

It is very easy to make pickle. It is not complicated or messy as you think it is. You have to start with carefully tempering all the spices and herbs together in a way that it does not burn. Therefore, keep your flame medium-high. Once the tempering is ready, add red chilli and jaggery to it. Make sure the jaggery is cut into fine pieces so that it melts fast. Within some time, the herbs and spices will start releasing their flavors, making the pickle taste even better.

Once the mixture cools down, your chilli pickle is ready! Now store it in a glass container or a porcelain pot and enjoy it as an accompaniment with any dish you like.