Juicy, spicy and tangy, aam ka achar is the first name that comes to our mind the moment we talk of Indian pickles. Other famous versions include mirchi ka achar, gajar ka achar, nimbu ka achar and a bevy of vegetables that are usually pickled and preserved for months to come. These zingy pickles can liven up even the blandest meals and add a kick to almost all dishes that they are paired with! But, did you know that the art of pickling isn't reserved to vegetables only? Yes! You read that right. You can make an achar/pickle out of non-vegetarian ingredients too! In fact, from chicken, to fish to mutton, there is quite a variety in non-veg pickles too! Interested to try these out? Here are 5 non-vegetarian pickles that you can make at home and enjoy.
5 Must-Try Non-veg Pickles:
1. Murg Ka Aachar: (Our Top Recommendation)
Chicken, which is one of the most beloved foods of non-veg lovers, shines bright in the pickle list too! Easy to make and probably the most accessible, this chicken achar will soon be the talking point of every table you make it for. The tangy vinegar and spicy masalas used for the preparation make it a perfect pair with dal-chawal, roti, paratha et all. Click here for the recipe.
2. Fried Chicken Aachar:
The fried chicken achar is another non-veg achar that you can make on repeat. Crunchy chicken chunks are coated with fried masala that includes ginger, garlic, onion and powdered spices. A splash of vinegar is added right before serving and the tantalising spicy fried chicken achar is ready to be served. Here is the detailed recipe for you.
3. Ghost Ka Aachar:
Ever imagined mutton being pickled? Well, it is possible and we have the recipe right here for you. Mutton chunks are cooked over high heat until they are tender on the inside and crunchy on the outside. They are then mixed and cooked some more with powdered spices, vinegar and stored for later consumption. Click here for the recipe.
4. Bombay Duck Pickle:
Despite what the name suggests, Bombay Duck is actually a kind of fish native to the waters between Mumbai and Kutch. And yes, you can pickle that too. Fried fish is mixed with a thick paste of spices and garnished with crunchy fried curry leaves. The Bombay duck achar easily wins you over with its rustic taste and flavourful preparation. Click here for the recipe.
5. Prawn Pickle:
Bite-sized prawn pieces are marinated and fried. The prawns are further cooked with vinegar, ginger, garlic, chilli powder and mustard seeds powder. Mix all together and let it come to room temperature before storing it in an airtight glass container. They'll make the perfect accompaniment to any meal. Click here for the recipe.
There, lip-smacking non-veg pickles that are a must-try for all hardcore non-vegetarians. Which one will you be trying first, let us know in the comments below.