How to make Eerichi Achaar -

Spicy lamb pickle

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : lamb (लैम्ब), Sesame Oil

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Pickles, Jams and Chutneys

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Eerichi Achaar

Eerichi Achaar Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 1-2days

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Eerichi Achaar Recipe

  • lamb cut into 1/2 inch pieces 500 grams

  • Sesame Oil 1/2 teaspoon

  • Vinegar 5 teaspoons

  • Ginger paste 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Salt 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Oil 1 1/4 cups

  • Sesame oil (til oil) 1/4 cup

  • Mustard seeds 1/4 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 15-20

  • Onion finely chopped 1

  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick

  • Cloves 3

  • Green cardamoms 2

  • Tomato finely chopped 1

  • Garlic sliced 4 cloves

  • Ginger sliced 1/2 inch piece

  • For paste

  • Garlic 3 cloves

  • Ginger 1/2 inch piece

  • Red chilli powder 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1/4 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 1/4 teaspoon

  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) 1/4 teaspoon


Step 1

Cook the lamb pieces with turmeric powder, two teaspoons vinegar, ginger paste and salt on low heat till soft and dry. Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan and fry the lamb pieces till golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 2

Add the sesame oil to the oil in the pan and heat it. Add mustard seeds and when they splutter, add curry leaves and onions and sauté till brown. Add cinnamon, cloves and cardamoms and sauté for few seconds.

Step 3

Add tomato and sauté till the tomatoes are cooked. Make a paste of garlic, ginger, red chilli powder, cumin seeds, mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds and add it to the above mixture and sauté for a minute.

Step 4

Add lamb, sliced garlic and ginger and sauté for a couple of minutes. Add the remaining vinegar and bring it to a boil. Take the pan off the heat and set aside to cool.

Step 5

Transfer into a glass jar and allow the pickle to mature for a day or two before using.

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