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    Default I told my 8 year old grandson that I would pose his question to The Bilge.

    Do they have pickles in India?
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    Default Re: I told my 8 year old grandson that I would pose his question to The Bilge.

    Start with a recipe -- 'Myrecipe.com/recipe/quick-indian-pickles' , it sounds really interesting. ( full disclosure : my wife's earliest, best friend from our move to Houston, TX was from India, and an excellent cook ) * * Tell the grandson to be very cautious about those tiny red and green peppers which appear in some Indian dishes, they have a 'bite' bigger than their size suggests. My then-teenaged son casually grabbed a handful of a snack mix containing those peppers, before our friend could caution him, as he chewed - his face went red and sweat poured off him * * *


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    Yes. Salt-fermented foods are pretty universal.

    Pickles in India might be rather different than pickles here in the USA, though.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Indian_pickles
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    Son1 did some traveling in India after he got out of the Navy. Brought back a big jar of Mango/Lemon pickle. Different. Lots of spices, and in pickled in oil. He said they pickle tons of things.
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    Default Re: I told my 8 year old grandson that I would pose his question to The Bilge.

    there are no pickles in india
    there are however, अचार
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    Default Re: I told my 8 year old grandson that I would pose his question to The Bilge.

    So who here thinks Nicholas actually knows everything in the world and who thinks he just has amazing google fu?

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    ^ Both can be true at the same time (reference Post # 6)
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    Keep calm, persistence beats resistance.

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    Default Re: I told my 8 year old grandson that I would pose his question to The Bilge.

    Give the kid some Surstromming! https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7olxa0 DO NOT WATCH THIS if you have a weak stomach! JayInOz

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    Default Re: I told my 8 year old grandson that I would pose his question to The Bilge.

    Take the kid to an Indian grocery store, let him pick out whatever pickles he likes.

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    When you got no refrigeration you turn to spice and vinegar.

    Of course there are pickled foods in India.
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    They have Chutney...

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    Quote Originally Posted by elf View Post
    When you got no refrigeration you turn to spice and vinegar.

    Of course there are pickled foods in India.
    Beat me to it. I'd have gone fermentation and salt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    So who here thinks Nicholas actually knows everything in the world and who thinks he just has amazing google fu?

    Worked and work with a lot of of guys from India, usually southern India. Like we celebrate Diwali at work.
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    take that steven bauer!
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    Default Re: I told my 8 year old grandson that I would pose his question to The Bilge.

    Three different pickles in my cupboard- lime, brinjal and spicy mango.
    Indian pickles tend to be in oil though, not vinegar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twodot View Post
    Gherkins originated in the ancient region of India, Gher, near Mer, and were brought west by Marco Polo.
    Nooo…. You’re thinking of Anthony Paco.

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    Default Re: I told my 8 year old grandson that I would pose his question to The Bilge.

    Where I live in Abbotsford we have lots of folks from India. Hence grocery stores shelf lots of foods from India. Lots of pickles from India.
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    That is an outstanding question, you must admit!

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    Default Re: I told my 8 year old grandson that I would pose his question to The Bilge.

    A more important, and disturbing, question is, how does your 8 year old know about the Bilge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twodot View Post
    Gherkins originated in the ancient region of India, Gher, near Mer, and were brought west by Marco Polo.
    Dis he also bring merkins?

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    Default Re: I told my 8 year old grandson that I would pose his question to The Bilge.

    About 1/2 of the dill pickles in our grocery stores are product of India. I choose to pay a bit extra to get made in Canada dills.
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    Default Re: I told my 8 year old grandson that I would pose his question to The Bilge.

    I had some pickled things at an Indian restaurant that had a slight aroma of varnish. I like varnish so that’s ok.

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    Default Re: I told my 8 year old grandson that I would pose his question to The Bilge.

    So, my step daughter has been working as a "nanny" since her almost fatal traffic accident and has a child in her care that is going to India for the holidays
    I asked her specifically to query the child before they depart to note what kind of pickles can be found there!
    So we should have the definitive answer from a ten year old lad in a few weeks.
    He has discerning taste, and is a bit of an artiste!

    (His dog)

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