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Favourite Brand of Indian Pickles

nasilemak Apr 9, 2009 01:15 PM

I've been using Patak's for quite awhile and have been wondering if there are any other Indian brands out there that are worth seeking out?
I especially love the spicy Mango variety but open to other suggestions. Thanks in advance!

  1. JungMann Apr 15, 2009 07:28 AM

    A friend of mine recommended Bedekar brand which I've been enjoying as of late.

    1. boogiebaby Apr 14, 2009 11:31 AM

      I'm Indian, so I also like pickles that remind me of the ones my grandmother makes. I like the new Sanjeev Kapoor mixed veggie pickle, Shaan mixed pickle (pakistani brand) and National carrot pickle (also pakistani). I also make my own carrot/cauliflower pickle in the summertime so I usually have some of that on hand too.

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        Kagey Apr 14, 2009 09:29 AM

        Just a quick update: I was in a farm shop this weekend and found a this brand: http://www.ousevalleyfoods.com/p_pick.... Bought the Hari's Lime and Green Chili Pickle. Wow. Really good. I have no idea how widely available it is, but if you happen to see it, do try. It's delicious.

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        1. re: Kagey
          Harters Apr 14, 2009 09:49 AM

          Website lists the stockists - lots - all over the country, including one just down the road (and a couple of my fairly regular other food haunts in the north west. They also do mail order. I like the sound of the quince chutney for eats with cheese.

        2. luckyfatima Apr 11, 2009 10:04 AM

          I like National Brand mango as well as mixed pickle, it is from Pakistan, not India though. I also like Indian Priya brand.

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          1. re: luckyfatima
            cpw Apr 15, 2009 08:06 AM

            I second national brand. Their mixed pickle is good too.

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            Kagey Apr 10, 2009 04:14 AM

            Not sure where you are but here in England I've found that Anila's hot lime pickle is really good.

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              Harters Apr 10, 2009 08:40 AM


              Is that a brand generally available somewhere or one I might have to go searching for it in the asian shops?


              1. re: Harters
                greedygirl Apr 10, 2009 08:58 AM

                Anila's pickles are great. I bought mine at the Real Food Festival in Earl's Court last year, but I haven't seen them widely available, so I'm waiting for Kagey's answer with baited breath!

                If you're ever at Borough Market, Mrs Bassa's garlic pickle is to die for.

                1. re: greedygirl
                  Harters Apr 10, 2009 02:19 PM


                  I'll look out for it at Borough next time I'm down south. Demel's is a north west "cottage industry", although Ms De Mel has now retired and passed the business on to an employee. You should be able to find the products in good deli type shops. The tamarind chutney is a killer if you like hot ones.



                  1. re: Harters
                    greedygirl Apr 10, 2009 02:53 PM

                    Weird there's only one stockist in Manchester. I see the Cheshire Smokehouse do it and that's not to far from where a friend lives so I'll check it out next time I'm up (although goodness knows when that will be - Mr GG normally goes when I'm working!).

                    1. re: greedygirl
                      Harters Apr 11, 2009 02:28 AM

                      It's Anila that only has the one stockist.

                      Smokehouse definitely do Demels. It's where I normally get mine from. get Mr GG to bring you bring back some of their smoked haddock. Wonderful.


                  2. re: greedygirl
                    Harters Apr 10, 2009 02:31 PM

                    Link to Anila's website which lists stockists.


                    Lots in your part of the world. One in mine (Selfridge's). Annoying thing is that I was in one of the stockists in Sussex only last week.

                    1. re: greedygirl
                      Kagey Apr 11, 2009 06:12 AM

                      Hi. I'm in Guildford, where I first found Anila's at the market we have on the first Tuesday of the month. Then there's a gourmet-type health foodie shop here that started stocking it. I'd think you'd be able to find it in upscale food shops, farmers markets, farm shops, etc.

                      And thanks for the garlic pickle rec. I will check that out next time I'm near Borough!

                      Edit: Sorry, I've just seen the other replies. But I'm sure you'd find it in other places! Like I said, try the posh farm-type shops and health-food places. Call around. Good luck!

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                        Harters Apr 11, 2009 06:18 AM

                        For folk handy for Sussex, the place I was in was Tully's Farm Shop (near Crawley). The sort of posh farm-type shop Kagey indicates.Worth a visit if in the area - good cheese counter (including some Sussex/Kent ones)

                        1. re: Harters
                          Kagey Apr 12, 2009 01:55 AM

                          Thanks for that recommendation. I occasionally find myself near Crawley, so will keep Tully's in mind. Always nice to find good local cheese. And for some reason, farm shops always seem to carry a lot of American imports, which seems odd. But that can be very useful when I need something from home, like Libby's canned pumpkin or marshmallow Fluff!

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                  OnkleWillie Apr 9, 2009 07:03 PM

                  Rani's Mixed Pickle is my all time favorite but I haven't been able to find it recently. I even offered to buy half a case if my local source would order it. So far nothing. I may have to offer to buy a full case.

                  Deep's Hot Mango Relish is also very good.

                  I would rate Patak's Mixed Pickle as third but still quite good.

                  1. Axalady Apr 9, 2009 03:29 PM

                    Our local Giant carries some Tiger-Tiger brand pickles and chutneys. My favorite is their Homestyle Mixed Pickle. Hot! Hot! Hot!

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                      Harters Apr 9, 2009 02:54 PM

                      Patak is usually readily available but my favourites are Demel's, which have a Sri Lankan origin. Excellent spicy mango chutney.

                      That said, I tend to make my own chutnies so don't often buy branded.

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                        sweetTooth Apr 9, 2009 02:50 PM

                        Since I am from India, I tend to like pickles that are closest to what my mom or aunts made. These days I like the Maharashtrian Mango by Mother's Recipe. A new brand called Sanjeev Kapoor's Khazana is available now and has a very decent Hot Garlic pickle and Stuffed Red Chilli pickle. Another one I like is Nirav's Sweet Mango pickle. That said, I've never tried Patak's.

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                          kirinraj Apr 12, 2009 11:18 AM

                          I second Mother's Recipe. Their Mango Thokku, South Indian Mango Pickle, and Lemon pickle taste almost as good as homemade with no preservatives

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