Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Eenthapazham Achar/Dates Pickle

Eenthapazham Achar/Dates Pickle

Eenthapazham/Dates pickle is a delicious sweet and spicy pickle/ condiment. I often make sweet and sour  pickles and this dates pickle is definitely one of my favorite. Eenthapazham achar is served along with biryani in hotels and the combo is yummy, Next time when you make biryani,try pairing with dates pickle, you will surely love it.

Dates - 2 cup
(seedless and chopped)
Ginger- 2 tbs chopped
Garlic- 2-3 pods
Shallot- 1 finely chopped
Tamarind- small ball
Jaggery- 2 tsp (powdered)
Green chilly-3
Curry leaves- a few
Chilly powder-2 tsp
Fenugreek powder- 1/2 tsp
Hing/asfotida- 1/8 tsp
Cumin powder- 1/8 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1/3 tsp
Vinegar- 1/3 cup
salt to taste

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. Wait till they splutter and add chopped shallots, ginger, garlic, green chilly and curry leaves. Saute till it turns golden brown.
 Add chilly powder, hing, fenugreek powder, cumin powder, salt and saute it low heat for a few seconds.
 Add the chopped dates and saute till the dates turns soft . Mix  the tamarind pulp and continue cooking in low flame till it is well cooked and mushy.
Add powdered jaggery and mix till well blended. Finally add the vinegar and mix and switch off the flame. Allow it to cool down completely and store in dry and air tight container. Serve with rice or with biryani.



  1. looks very tempting and love the typical pickle pot

  2. Looks so tempting, love the pictures!

  3. This is the best with a spicy biriyani... love ur version...

  4. my favorite too,I make it sometimes...Lovely presentation dear :)

  5. fabulous pics... pickle looks delicious...

  6. Adipoli achar, Enikku undaki tharanam ketto.

  7. I'll surely try this...looks great...

  8. This looks delicious, I am going to try this for sure..

  9. Thank you for the awesome recipe..tried it..👌


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