Call it Pickles,
it is one of the crucial groups of
food in Nepali cuisine. Pickle is a big group
of food which differ with respect to its flavor,
usage, textures, and/or ingredients. Pickles
are really different than anything western
cuisine has to offer.. They may act as relish,
sauce, dressing, appetizer or condiments.
Pickle is considered an essential part of
not only Nepali meal but also any other South
Pickles are one of the traditional
recipes so there are thousand of varieties
of pickle. Usually an ethnic group or family
has its own traditional variety of pickles.
Nowadays many variety pickles are available
commercially in both inside and outside
of Nepal. They are more popular outside
of Nepali community settled on west than
in Nepal itself.
Usually pickle is marinated
and eaten in small amounts to add flavor
to meal. It can both be fresh or aged. Pickles
can be eaten with everything from rice to
Range of ingredient
needed to make Pickles differ widely. One
variety of classic pickles can be made with
two or three ingredients while another might
take twenty. Similarly, effort and time
to make pickles also varies. Some can be
made within few minutes while some might
take hours and even months to age.