Kerala Style Rose Apple Pickle- Chambakka Achar


  • Rose apple-1 kg
  • Ginger-1 big
  • Garlic-13 to 14
  • Green chilli-4
  • Curry leaves – 3 sprigs
  • Vinegar-1 tbsp
  • Asafoetida-small piece
  • Kashmiri red chilli powder- 3 tbsp
  • Turmeric ½ tbsp.
  • Fenugreek powder-1 tbsp
  • Mustard seed- 1 tsp
  • Oil-2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste


  • First we wash the rose apples thoroughly. Cut into half, de-seed and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan ,add rose apple and Saute lightly until the colour starts to
    lighten, keep a side.
  • Again we heat oil in a pan add mustard seed , Once the seeds pop,
  • Then we add ginger, garlic, green chilli and small piece of asafoetida ,mix and saute for
    some minutes.
  • Then we add curry powders like Kashmiri red chilli, turmeric powder, fenugreek powder mix
    well and saute for some minutes.
  • Now we add curry leaves and sauted rose apple mix well
  • Then we add vinegar and stir well. ones the vinegar gets boiled,
  • Add some salt and mix well and turn off the flame
  • Serve the kerala style rose apple pickle with rice.

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