I’ll admit that I cheat when making pickles (athanu or achar) by buying the spice mix from the Indian store. There are usually two types- sweet and spicy. I buy the bright red spicy one. Assuming you use the ready-made mix, pickles are fairly easy to make. Tindora is one of my favorite ones (after green mango). Sometimes, I end up eating just plain rice and the tindora athanu for dinner! I don’t make huge batches of this because I’m not sure how long it stays good. I usually don’t keep it more than 10 days in the fridge.
Ingredients1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp spicy Indian pickle mix (also called achar masala)
1/4 tsp salt ~25 tindora, cut into thin slices
1. Mix everything together in a bowl. Fill in glass bottle and store in fridge until ready to eat.