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Toamatillo Pickle / Tomatillo Avakaya

Hi Friends,
        Avakaya means pickle.Instant pickles are easy to prepare and stays 3 to 4 weeks.These pickles are often prepared during summer in Andhra.Instant pickles are mostly made with Dosakai and raw mango.My mom makes a pickle with raw tomatoes.Raw tomatoes are sour(acidic) in taste when  compared with the ripped ones.This sourness makes the dish unique.
         I was looking for raw tomatos at all stores but no luck.Tomatillos looks very similar to raw tomatoes.I heard from many indians that,they used ths tomatillos in dals.

         Tomatollios have slight tartness and mildly acidic compared to raw tomatos.With raw tomatos,the pickle can be eaten nwxt day.But with tomatillos it takes at least 2-3 days for them to absorb all the flavors of spics and lemon juice to loose their tartness.


Green Tomatillos-3 nos
Mustard Seeds-4 tbsp
Red chilli powder-2 to 3 tbsp
Lemon or Lime Juice-3 tsp (optional)
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil-2 tsp


Remove the husk and clan the tomatillos.
Pat to dry and cut into bite size pieces (1/2 inch).
Grind Mustard seeds into fine powder.
Take a dry container and put the chopped tomatillos.
Add mustard powder,red chilli powder,salt,lime juice,turmeric powder and oil ,ix well.

Taste the pickle,adjust the taste.If needed add lime juice and or spices.Cover it and leave it in room temperature over night.
 The tomatillos will start absorbing all the flavors from the spices.Keep the container let it sit for 2 to 3 days.

This can be served with rice.dosa,upma or your choice of meal.



Hi Divya. thanks for visiting me. love this instant tomatilo pickle. tomatilo is very new to me...looks wonderful.


Divya,Tomatillo avakaya chala bagundi.I make chutney and daal with it but this is a lovely idea to make pickle.Tempting pic.


Woww wat a beautiful and spicy pickle, never prepared pickle with tomatillos..thanks for sharing..


divay i like all ur recipes.the instant pickle another andra special from divya..super da.I used to prepare the curry with this green tomato never tried the pickel.tasted i am not sure..anyway really liked it yarr


Great idea to use tomatillo for pickle, looks yummy dear...




I love tomatillo curry, this pickle sound tasty.

Sushma Mallya

Nice one divya, have never done pickles at home before and this looks very delicious..

Nithu Bala

wow..this is such a wonderful idea dear..thanks for sharing..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal

Wow that looks great and simple too. Once I get green tomatoes, I am definitely making this :)


hey wow Divya entha baundhoo idhi....asla ah thought ee chala baundhi...inkaa overall procedure aithe inkaa super ...

Subhie Arun

wow..looka v invirin..perfect for curd rice!


wow the pic itself looks so good... mouth watering... awesome..


These look great and your pictures are wonderful. Thanks for posting.

Hamaree Rasoi

Never tasted this pickle. Sounds tasty and spicy

Hamaree Rasoi


Thank you for dropping by which led me to your wonderful space... I have always made a tomatillo thoran never a pickle..so this is what I'm going to try the next time I get a batch.


mouthwatery pickle recipe..gonna be a must try for me...


Divya,,tomato pickle looks perfect am droooling here dear.. never tried with green tomato my amma use to make red tomato pickle woooow!!! great taste with rotis n curd rice right dear..

Life is beautiful!!!

Divya, we never get tomatillos here. The pickle and the pickling process looks awesome for sure :)


Nice idea of making pickle using tomatillo... looks so good and mouthwatering...Yummy!!!


love the mouthwatering pix!

Jagruti જાગૃતિ

wow..actually while I'm looking at those step by step pics my mouth is watering..not a pickle fan, but I would love to try this one out...let me check if I can find green tomatoes in UK..


Pickles too yumm dear! Would like to have that some! :)


Dear Friends,
Thank U all for your lovely comments...;)Hope you having a wonderful time...!Take care n Keep smiling...:

Jaisy James

oh nice its same like avakkaya (mango) pickle.i had avakkaya when i went to banglore and the tastewas so good. i was tried to make avakkaya at home. it was ok but that taste was different.i think this is same method they were using.

Jaisy James

which oil u r using for this. is it gingelly oil or normal oil

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