From Grandma’s Kitchen: Tendli Pickle

Goans love pickling things. The locals create pickles at home and there is an abundance of different types of pickles in shops and supermarkets. The recipe given below is one of Goa’s famous pickles- The Tendli Pickle.


200 tendlis

4 cups oil

20 green chillies (minced)

7 pods garlic (minced)

6” piece ginger (minced)

2 cups vinegar

4 tblsp chilly powder

2 tblsp turmeric

4 tblsp sugar



Cut tendlis into quarters, add salt, and hang to let the water drain (overnight). Boil the oil, and then add the green chillies, garlic, and ginger. When it is well fried, add the vinegar, chilly powder, turmeric, tendlis, and sugar. Boil it fast and take away from the heat. Put the pickle in a bottle and make sure it is covered with oil.