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Indian Style Apple Pickle / Green Apple Pickle

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When Richa Priyanka announced her event for fruit curries, one dish that immediately struck my mind is Apple Pickle. But unfortunately, I couldn’t prepare and post it before the event end date. The reason being my laziness. Am I really that lazy? :-p One thing that’s synonymous with me is, whenever I come across any event, I tend to get ready with the actual dish but when to comes to posting it in my blog, I keep it postponing until the last minute. As the saying goes,”Better late than never” I thought at least posting now would be useful to anyone who loves fresh mango pickle.

This Apple pickle just taste almost like a sweet mango pickle and it can be considered as a perfect alternate for mango pickle especially during those seasons when mangoes are difficult to be bought. This apple pickle is as crunch as the mango pickle(see notes).

Did you know? Apples workout better to wake you up in the morning than coffee.

Basic Information:

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Makes: 2 cups approx.

The video of the recipe making is available below.


Cooking Apple/Granny smith Apple – 2 nos, medium size

Red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon or to taste

Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Salt – to taste

Gingelly Oil – 2 tablespoons

Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon

Curry leaves – 1 string

Fenugreek powder – 1/4 teaspoon, (dry roast them and make powder)

Asafoetida – 1/8 teaspoon

Lemon – 1/2 (optional)


1) Remove the core part of the apple and chop them into small pieces.

2) Add turmeric, salt and red chilli powder.

3) Toss them well and make sure the red chilli powder is coated well with all pieces. Cover and keep aside.

4) Heat oil in a pan. When it is hot, add mustard seeds, fenugreek powder, asafoetida and curry leaves.

5) When mustard seeds splutter and aroma of it spreads out in the kitchen, add chopped apples.

6) Stir and cook for 5 minutes.

7) Remove from heat. Squeeze the juice from lemon if the apples are not sour enough. Allow it to cool to room temperature.

8) Store in an airtight container and refrigerate them.

9) Goes well with curd rice.


1) To maintain the crunchiness, I only cooked for 5 minutes whereas you can cook apples completely if you want to keep for a week or more

2) Add lemon juice only if the apples are not sour enough.

3) It can be served immediately or after 5-7 hours to make the apple pieces to absorb the flavor.

4) For the easy version, add all the ingredients together and mix well and instead if mustard seeds add mustard powder. No heating required.

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very new recipoe to me … looks interesting and will make a try some time ……….. thanks for visiting my blog …… glad to follow u …….


Yummy n innovative recipe!! Sounds interesting, Uma..n tempting clicks..


another beauty.. never thought of pickling apples.. the pickle pictures are making my mouth water.. so definitely a pickle success!
Richa @ Hobby And More Food Blog

priya ravi

very interesting recipe.. would like to try.. very nice presentation uma 🙂


I make this too and we absolutely love this – great as you say with curd rice and with chappatis 🙂 Mouth waters at the pictures 🙂


Cool idea,will sure try,with green apple,sounds too good! Lovely clicks…


Wow! Apple pickle looks very tempting. Nice color too. Thanks for sharing.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover

i like your apple pickle, i must try this very soon. Thanks for sharing.


lovely clicks and perfect pickle…

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!.

Wow,Sweet and Sour Pickle Uma.Very impressive.Luv this Yumm recipe.Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.


Lovely clicks. Feel like having it with my curd rice for lunch.

Priya Suresh

Simply inviting, thanks for sharing,cant wait to try this irresistible pickle..

Kaveri Venkatesh

Love the mango version of this….can't wait to try it with apples…very inviting clicks


wow amazing recipe dear,really tempting pickle…jar luks cute:)


Very new & innovative recipe……will surel try.

Menaga Sathia

எனக்கும் இந்த ஆப்பிள் ஊறுகாய் ரொம்ப பிடிக்கும்..என்ன ஒன்னு 1 நாள்க்கு மேல் வைத்து சாப்பிடமுடியாது…


Extremely super uma,new to me,bookmarked.lovely clicks make me drooling.

La @ FoodSlice

really mouthwatering pics.. like the simple and innovative recipe

Prathima Rao

Looks lip smacking!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner


Looks very tempting…

Santosh Bangar

heard 1st time very innovative pickle

Jeyashris Kitchen

very interesting and Innovative pickle. beautifully captured

Sensible Vegetarian

I also make pickles and salad with green apples, but didn't know it looks so good until I saw your click.

Hamaree Rasoi

Apple pickle looks simply yum. Wonderfully prepared . Hope to try it out soon.

Hamaree Rasoi


Tongue tickling pickle yummmy


Interesting pickle… love the pictures!

Sangeetha M

wow…thats a cool idea…excellent job Uma…pickling apple ..great…seriously i am drooling over it…all your pic were crystal clear n crisp…tooo good !!!


Apple – Pickle! This is definitely new! It must taste so tangy! 😀

Thanks for the lovely comment Uma. After scanning through a million blogger templates, I decided on a simple one. I've got better templates. But I don't have the time to understand & personalize it so it will have to wait until after my exams! 😉

And that mixture (since we made everything on the same day) took about 5 hours! 😀 But as I've mentioned, most of the managing work, my Amma did! 😀

Kavi | Edible Entertainment

Suja Manoj

Unique and spicy pickle..nice one


A very new recipe…will surely try ths soon


Delicious recipe very tempting with yogurt rice.


Very interesting and innovative recipe. Apple pickle looks spicy, yummy and tempting.

Biny's Recipes

wow uma…superb dear….and thx fo the tips at the end


Innovative! 🙂


this is one of my fav indian food. Had a chance to taste it coz of my colleauge at work. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


I prepared this…as I was looking for a new recipe for the green apple and surprisingly, my family who is not a big fan of pickles, thoroughly enjoyed this one. Thanks a lot. SV