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Different ways to bottle pickles. Hacks to preserve pickles (achaar)


Pickling is a great way to store excess vegetables. But pickling isn’t just for cucumbers. You can pickle lemon, goose berry, vegetables,meat—lots of different vegetables and fruit can be pickled! Give these recipes a try and enjoy the garden’s bounty for months to come.

Pickles are a delicacy that is made all around the world. Some people make it with fruits whereas some people use vegetables. Whatever the ingredients may be, it is a famous recipe and liked by all. For making pickles various equipment’s are required which includes one of the most important one, which is a pickle jar.

Health benefits of Pickles

  • Pickles are rich in antioxidants
  • Rich source of essential vitamins and minerals
  • Pickle helps to boost the immunity
  • Improves the process of digestion in the body
  • Pickles protect your liver

For Pickling Liquids- For heating pickling liquids, use un-chipped enamelware, stainless steel, aluminum or glass pots. Do not use copper, brass, iron or galvanized utensils. These metals may react with acids or salts and cause undesirable color and flavors, or even form toxic compounds in the pickle mixture.

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How to preserve pickles for long time?

  • Always use pickles in a glass jar or earthenware pot.
  • Use a wide  mouthed bottle.  All jars should be cleaned and sterilised before use.
  • Never wipe the bottles with cloth once they are sterilised.
  • Place it in South-East. It is best to place the pickle jars in South-East as this is the vaastu direction of fire. This direction will help generate right energy for preparation of pickle.

Storage of pickles

Store all pickles in a cool dry place or refrigerate as specified in a recipe. Instant pickles have short life. So use them up immediately or store them refrigerated for a few days

Keep pickles for long time use oil  , try to make sure oil is reaching the top of the pickle Or at least make sure there is oil content relatively higher than normal curry. for 250g ingredients add 6 tablespoon vinegar. salt, vinegar, closed dried tightly sealed glass lid, the oil will preserve your pickle in refrigerator.