Korivi Karam/PanduMirapa Pandla Pachchadi/Red Chilli Pickle - E.A.T. easyvegrecipes

Korivi Karam/PanduMirapa Pandla Pachchadi/Red Chilli Pickle

Guntur district is famous for Chillis rather it is the other way Chillis are famous in Guntur district. Anyway Guntur is synonymous to chillis. Normally we use dry chillis in our cuisine but these are fresh ones. They are very hot and spicy.  It is annual crop, we get them only from December to April.
The pickle generates lot of heat in the body, so please people of warm body tendency eat less.  I learned making and eating this pickle only after we have shifted to Guntur.
Now about making of this pickle, it is very easy. The measurements given in this recipe are approximate only.  They may vary depending on the quality and the type of the red chillis available. 
We can make the pickle and keep it as it is and whenever want to have it add tadka. Or we can combine with tomato or gongura(sorrel leaves) or tamarind and make a different chutney. I will post those recipes also in a latter date. 


Red Chillis/Pandu Mirapa Pandlu - 250 grms
Tamarind - 150 grms
Salt - 100 grms

For Tadka:

Oil - 2 tbsp
Black Gram - 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tbsp
Fenugreek Powder - 1 tsp
Asafoetida -  1 tsp
Garlic cloves - 7 to 9


Wash the chillis and wipe with a cloth.
Cut them, add tamarind and salt to them.
Keep them  for 10 to 12 hours. This process is called soaking. A little water oozes automatically. 
Grind it to a fine paste. 
This can be kept in an air tight jar for three to four months. In olden days it was kept for one year, but now a days we are not getting such good quality chillis, so better use it as early as possible. 
The pickle is ready. Whenever wish to eat just add tadka to it.
We can keep it in a container which looks like the one given in the picture below and tie it with a cloth.  We call it 'jadi' in Telugu.

Adding Tadka:

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and black gram when they start spluttering add garlic, fenugreek powder and asafoetida. Add this tadka to the pickle. 
Keep it in a jar and serve it with hot piping rice. 


  1. Wow, this pickle looks realy yummy ! Thanks for posting this. I stay in hyderbad, not sure where we get the guntur chilli in hyderbad. the color and texture just looks awesome

    1. We get them in any Vegetable market or in any big grocery store.


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