How to make Sweet Olive Pickle -

Black and green olives preserved in mustard oil. A perfect example of fusion cooking!

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Black olives (काले ऑलिव/ काले जैतून), Green olives (हरे ऑलिव/जैतून)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Pickles, Jams and Chutneys

Sweet Olive Pickle

Sweet Olive Pickle 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 : 3-Above

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Sweet Olive Pickle Recipe

  • Black olives 250 grams

  • Green olives 250 grams

  • Sugar 3/4 cup

  • Salt 3 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard powder 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard oil 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Boil two liters of water with salt two teaspoons of salt and blanch the olives for two-three minutes.

Step 2

Drain and spread on a clean cloth to dry. In a bowl, mix together red chilli powder, sugar, remaining salt, mustard powder and mustard oil.

Step 3

Mix in the blanched olives Spoon into a clean and dry jar, seal immediately and keep it in the sun for two days before using.

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