Pickles (Urdu: اچار) are made from certain individual varieties of vegetables and fruits that are chopped into small pieces and cooked in edible oils like sesame oil or brine with many different Pakistani spices like red chili powder, turmeric and plenty of salt. Vegetables can also be combined in pickles to make mixed vegetable pickle. Some varieties of fruits and vegetables are small enough to be used whole.
Homemade pickles are prepared in the summer and kept in the sun during daytime while stored in porcelain or glass jars with airtight lids. The high concentrations of salt, oil and spices act as preservatives.
Hanson’s Pickle Paste can be used directly as Pickle with Rice and Daal or with any other item. And can also be used for cooking purpose while making any Achari dishes like Achar Gosht, Achari Chicken, Khatti Daal, etc.
Adding Pickle to your diet can help you increase your intake of several nutrients. However, it is important to eat them in moderation because they are high in sodium, with 160 mg per large pickle. A gherkin pickle is prepared using a specific type of cucumber and is made with vinegar, sugar and spices. Homemade pickle recipes are available, but you can find sweet gherkins at supermarkets as well.