Oal Ginger Green Chili Mix Pickle | ओल बरोबरा | Grated (कद्दूकश) Oal (Suran/Jimikand) Pickle
Oal Ginger Green Chili Mix Pickle | ओल बरोबरा | Grated (कद्दूकश) Oal (Suran/Jimikand) Pickle
Oal Ginger Green Chili Mix Pickle | ओल बरोबरा | Grated (कद्दूकश) Oal (Suran/Jimikand) Pickle
Oal Ginger Green Chili Mix Pickle | ओल बरोबरा | Grated (कद्दूकश) Oal (Suran/Jimikand) Pickle
Oal Ginger Green Chili Mix Pickle | ओल बरोबरा | Grated (कद्दूकश) Oal (Suran/Jimikand) Pickle
Oal Ginger Green Chili Mix Pickle | ओल बरोबरा | Grated (कद्दूकश) Oal (Suran/Jimikand) Pickle
Oal Ginger Green Chili Mix Pickle | ओल बरोबरा | Grated (कद्दूकश) Oal (Suran/Jimikand) Pickle
Oal Mithila Achaar look prepared by Jha Ji
Oal Ginger Green Chili Mix Pickle | ओल बरोबरा | Grated (कद्दूकश) Oal (Suran/Jimikand) Pickle

Oal Ginger Green Chili Mix Pickle | ओल बरोबरा | Grated (कद्दूकश) Oal (Suran/Jimikand) Pickle

Tastes : Tangy, Spicy, and has a Gingery Aftertaste

Lemon juice is added to lessen the itchiness in Desi Oal used for pickling. It’s a grated pickle, there are no Oal pieces in this pickle.

✔️ Made with equal quantities of Oal, Ginger, Green Chili – all 3 finely grated.
✔️ Looks yellowish & green and takes darker shades as the pickle matures..
✔️ Homemade, Sun-Dried, Traditional Pickle from Mithilanchal in Bihar.
✔️ Store in a cool dry place. Use a fresh, dry spoon to take the pickle out.

Delivered across India in 6-10 Days
Shipping Charges : Rs. 65

Weight: 500 Grams
Rs. 449.00
More About the Pickle

Relive Old Memories with this traditional Bihari preparation, also known by the name of Oal Barobar locally. Made with three key ingredients, Oal, Ginger and Green Chili – this Oal mixed pickle is a tangy, spicy & gingery delight for your tastebuds. 

Oal Pickle in a spoon

Ingredients used in JhaJi Store’s Oal Ginger Green Chili Mixed Pickle

Oal (Jimikand/ Suran), Crushed Green Chilli, Ginger, Lemon Juice, Amchoor, Mustard Oil, Mustard, Coriander Powder, Cumin, Carom Seed, Fenugreek, Fennel Seeds, Black Cumin Seeds. Nigella Seeds. Turmeric, Asafoetida, Black Salt, and Salt.

On Ingredients:

The first key step is selecting the right variety of ingredients for the pickle, specially the three vegetables, Oal, Ginger and Green Chilies. 

We use Desi Oal varieties grown locally in Darbhanga. Oal, or Suran, or Jimikand, or elephant yam – grows below the soil. Even after harvesting Oal can be stored in your aagan, or bagicha for weeks.

Team member Roushan with Oal freshly dug out of ground.

It’s important to select the ginger that have thin skin. Otherwise, it takes too long for the ginger to soften up. And it overpowers the other flavours in the pickle. While choosing the green chili we make sure it’s a variety with less seeds inside. Mostly, we make this pickle using bullet/longia mirchi varieties as they are hot, with thin skin, and have few if any seeds. 

Juice from the local jamiri lemons also is an essential ingredient in this pickle. Jamiri Lemons have a very distinct aroma, and has always been preferred over other varieties for adding tanginess in the pickle.

Jamiri Lemons used in Oal Pickle

The spices are sourced locally from the Samastipur Mandi about 40 Kms from our kitchen-factory. Sorting, Cleaning, Roasting, and Grounding of spices is carried out in-house. Roasting & Grounding is done for most spices to enhance their flavours, aroma, and the texture of the pickle once ready.

The Pickling Process:

We follow the local processes of pickling passed onto Kalpana and Uma through their mothers, and mothers-in-law. All begins by cleaning the Oal, Ginger, and Green Chili in water, for 2-3 rounds. The tail of the green chili is removed.

Once thoroughly washed, they are left in the sun for a couple of hours. And then chopped into smaller pieces for grating. Traditionally, this pickle has been prepared by mixing all these 3 ingredients in equal quantities. That’s why the name Oal Barabar is also used to address this pickle here in Darbhanga and nearby. Note that there are no pieces of any of these 3 ingredients as they are all grated, कद्दूकश करे हुए तीनो ही। 

We make 30 Kg batches at a time, by mixing equal quantities of कद्दूकश करे हुए oal, ginger, and green chili.

Once the three ingredients are added in the pickling vessel, salt, turmeric and lemon juice is added to marinate the mixture. It’s left untouched for 12-24 hours, as the moisture in the ingredients is drained and settles around it in the mixing vessel. Note that this moisture is extremely important for the final flavour and is not separated out.

After 24 hours, oil and spices are added as per the batch size in appropriate proportions.

And the mixture is ready for sun-drying to run into the final pickle. Oal pickle takes about 10 days of sun-light for the spices to mix well. Once ready, it’s stored in glass martabans to be used when customers order.

Oal Pickle Color is Yellowish Green.

We make this pickle mostly in the period October-December. This is the time of year when all the main ingredients are harvested and are available in abundance. 

How we relish this pickle in Mithila: 

Oal is a vegetable that’s relished a sabzi through many months, specially in winters. Naturally, the pickle is a also a household favourite, and is prepared by most families in Mithila.  

Team member JP with his favourite Oal ka Achar
We love oal ka achar with a variety of dishes, including dal chawal, paratha, poori or dahi choora. However, the most loved away to enjoy Oal pickle among our team-members is with simple roti. Even a plain roti tastes out of this world, with a little touch of our Oal, Ginger, and Green Chili pickle!

Oal Pickle, Aalo Dum, Poori and Lassi

      Traditional Recipes

      Our recipes have been handed over by ancestors and perfected over decades of experiences

      Local & Safe Ingredients

      All our ingredients are typically found in Mithila. We buy them from local farmers and traders.

      Dried Naturally in the Sun

      Pickles spend as long as 20 days in the sun to properly absorb the Masale before they are packed.

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 344 reviews

      Good taste

      Badal C
      Taste Great

      I feel the taste in It like my Mom has made it, Thanks

      Nayan Kumar
      क्वॉलिटी में सुधार की आवश्यकता है

      थोड़ा और अच्छा हो सकता है

      Namaste Ji,

      We appreciate your feedback! We'll strive to make it even better. Thank you for your input!

      ~ Rajan
      Marketing Head

      Arpana Pathak

      Very tasty pickle..

      Namaste Ji,

      Thank you for the compliment! We're here to ensure you always enjoy our tasty pickles. Your satisfaction is our priority.

      ~ Rajan
      Marketing Head

      Sudhakar Jha
      Superb taste

      It was amazing. Liked it so much .Thanks

      Namaste Ji,

      Your feedback truly brightened our day! We're thrilled to know that you found our pickles to have a superb taste. Thank you for your kind words and for enjoying our products.

      ~ Rajan
      Marketing Head

      Nishant Bhardwaj


      Namaste Ji,

      We're overjoyed that you find our products amazing! Your support and enthusiasm mean the world to us.

      ~ Rajan
      Marketing Head

      Jayant Singh

      Tasty and delicious

      Namaste Ji,

      Your taste buds have spoken! Thanks for relishing the deliciousness of our pickles. Your support keeps us motivated.

      Looking forward to serve you :)

      ~ Rajan
      Marketing Head

      Ashok Kumar
      मेरी बुआ के बनाए अचार जैसा

      मेरी बड़ी बुआ सर्दियों में सूरन का अचार जरूर लगाती थीं और वो बहुत ही स्वादिष्ट होता था l बुआ के जाने के बाद वैसा अचार कभी खाने को नहीं मिला l

      बहुत लंबे अंतराल के बाद आपके यहाँ से इस अचार को पाकर बहुत ही खुशी हुई और स्वाद भी, उतना अच्छा तो नहीं पर, लगभग उसके करीब पाया l

      आपसे विनती है अचार की कीमतों में थोड़ी कमी करें, उससे आपकी बिक्री और ज्यादा बढ़ेगी तो मुनाफ़ा फिर भी कम नहीं होगा l

      Anurag Sharma
      Original Recipe but needs more tanginess.

      The aachaar was really authentic in terms of ingredients. I however felt that there should have been a little more (20% more) salt and lemon juice in it. I am not an expert on this matter but my nani and chachi used to make Oal aachaar and there was more tanginess in it. Other than that I really enjoyed the aachaar. This is made only in bihar so hats off to your team for making this commerically possible.

      Namaste Anurag Ji,

      Thank you for your feedback. We're glad you found our authentic recipe enjoyable. Your suggestion for a bit more tanginess is noted, and we appreciate your input.

      Your support means a lot to us.

      ~ Rajan
      Marketing Head

      Sashi Karmwar

      It's very very good, tasty, delicious. I would give it 10/10. It's spicy but loved the taste, aroma and mix of masalas.

      Namaste Ji,

      Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear that you loved our Oal Ginger Green Chili Mix Pickle | ओल बरोबरा | Grated (कद्दूकश) Oal (Suran/Jimikand) Pickle.

      Your 10/10 rating and kind words mean the world to us. We're delighted that you found it very tasty, delicious, and loved the mix of masalas. Your satisfaction is our utmost priority, and we're thrilled to have met your expectations.

      ~ Rajan
      Marketing Head