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4 Homemade Flavors of Pickles from 4 Seasons in Mithilanchal

by Kalpana Jha on Oct 14, 2022

At JhaJi Store, we have curated over 2 dozen flavors of Mithila. 

These flavors come from all different kinds of season we experience here in Mithila. 

And I decided to use this email to tell you about four of these special, seasonal pickles I am proud to have on the store.

You have not tasted them yet since these weren't part of the sample pack. That is because these pickles aren't always in stock. 

We have only had one season each to make these pickles and we only made limited quantities. Certainly not enough to last a full year. 

But I invite you to check them out and shop for the ones that are in stock. Each of them is well worth it :)

#1: Karonda Pickle

The fruit Karonda is grown in Bihar and the fruit ripens in the monsoon months of July to September. 🌧️

JhaJi's Karonda, Ginger, Green Chilli Mix pickle is a traditional Bihari pickle, that's crunchy to bite and tangy to taste. 

Made with less masala, this pickle is a delight to eat with Pooris & Paranthas.


Ingredients used in Karonda Chilli Pickle include Karonda, Ginger, Green Chilli, Lemon Juice, Mustard Oil, Turmeric, Red Chilli Powder, Coriander Powder, Cumin, Nigella Seeds, Carrom Seeds, Fenugreek, Fennel, Yellow Mustard, Black Salt, Salt, and Amchoor.

#2: Amra Pickle

Amra is another typical east Indian fruit that also arrives in the monsoon season. 

Amra Pickle is the Tangiest Pickle on JhaJi Store, made with Green Amras, Mustard Oil, and our special blend of spices. 

Bite into the crunchy Amras, and get ready to draw out the Chatpatta, Khatta flavor, and taste. 

A unique pickle to go along with your evening snacks. 

Women of Thalwara make up the Production Team at JhaJi Store

Ingredients used in the Amra Pickle include Amra, Mustard, Mustard Oil, Black Cumin Seeds, Coriander Powder, Cumin, Carom Seeds, Nigella Seeds, Fenugreek, Fennel Seeds, Red Chilli Powder, Turmeric, Black Salt, Asafoetida, Salt.

#3: Lal Mirch Pickle

The Mirchi is a winter staple across large parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh and Jharkhand, and is a local favorite as far as the pickle goes.

Made from thick, fresh, tender, bright red chilies, JhaJi's Lal Mirch Bharua Achar is a must-have pickle.

Prepared in traditional Bihari style using a rich blend of spices, and very limited mustard oil.  


Ingredients used in the Red Chilli Pickle include Red Chilli, Mustard Seeds, Black Mustard, Coriander Powder, Cumin, Carom Seeds, Fenugreek, Nigella Seeds, Turmeric, Red Chilli Powder, Amchoor, Black Salt, Salt, and Mustard Oil.  

#4: Gobi Panchranga Pickle

The classic winter pickle that’ll make your simple bowl of Dal-Chawal exciting, and is the perfect companion for Paratha Dahi breakfast.


Ingredients used in Gobhi Shalgam Achar include Gobi, Shalgam, Green Chilli, Gajar, Adrak, Mustard Oil, Turmeric, Mustard, Carom Seeds, Cumin, Red Chilli Powder, Fenugreek, Fennel Seeds, Nigella Seeds, Asafoetida, Coriander Powder, Aamchor, Lemon Juice, Black Salt, and Salt.

प्रेम सहित,

Kalpana Jha

Chief Pickle Maker, JhaJi Store, 

In Laherisarai, Darbhanga

"पग-पग पोखर माछ मखान

सरस बोल मुस्की मुख पान

इ थीक मिथिलाक पहचान"

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