Hari Mirch Rai Achar – Green Chili Pickle With Red Mustard Seeds

Hari Mirch Rai Achar with video in Hindi and step by step pictures. Boil Green chili, mix with red mustard seeds powder, lemon and salt to make at home.

Hari Mirch Rai Achar (Green Chili Pickle with Red Mustard seeds) is a famous pickle from India. We usually make this achar during winter season.

Hari Mirch ka rass wala achar has the word rass (Juice) because of the presence of Lemon juice. This makes the pickle tangy in flavor.

The Green chili that we are using are long and sleek. You should also get the same shaped chili to get better taste and results.

There is no specific criteria for the hotness of Green chili.

Hari Mirch Ka Rai Wala Achar tastes great with any main course meal. You would normally serve it as a condiment with rice and bread.

The basic difference between the stuffed Green chili pickle and this one is the stuffing.

Here, we are not stuffing anything inside the Green chili as compared to former.

See also: Gajar Gobi Rai Achar

Please note that we are using the red mustard seeds and not the yellow ones.


  • 100 g Green Chili Thin and long in shape
  • 1/2 tbsp Red Mustard seed powder Rai Or grind mustard seeds to a powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 500 ml Water

  •   Instructions

    Half boil Green Chili Cook Time – 5 Minutes

    1. Take a pan and add 500 ml Water. Switch ON the stove at high flame and bring it to a boil. This should take 3 minutes.
      Boil Green chili for Rai Achar
      Boil Green chili for Rai Achar 

    2. After 3 minutes, add Green Chilies in the pan. Let them stay in boiling water for 2 minutes. Keep the stove on high flame.
    3. After 2 minutes, Switch Off the stove. Drain the water.

    Mixing Chili with Mustard Cook Time 2 Minute

    1. Slice each Green Chilies at the center. Do keep the head intact.
      Mix Rai Lemon Salt with chili to make pickle
      Mix Rai Lemon Salt with chili to make pickle 

    2. Take a glass jar (any old pickle jar would work) in which you are going to keep pickle. The jar should be washed and clean, if you are re-using an old one. You can also use plastic based bottle. We recommend a glass based jar as you can find it easily in your kitchen.
    3. Non clean jar can result in spoiled Pickle.
    4. Add Green Chili, Salt, Red Mustard Seeds Powder and Lemon juice in the jar.
    5. Now close the jar with its cap and shake it well.
    6. Pickle preparations are done.

    Keep Pickle in Sunlight Prep Time – 3 days

    1. Now keep the jar aside for 3 days and then it will be ready to eat.
    2. Normally in India, we would keep the jar in direct sunlight for 2 days. This helps the chili to soften faster even in Indian winter season.
    3. If you do not have the option of keeping it in sunlight, do not worry. Keep it in your kitchen for 3 days. The idea is to provide it a warm temperature.
    4. Home and kitchen in countries like USA and UK are centrally heated and hence provide suitable temperature for the Achar.
    5. Do shake the jar once everyday.

     Storage and Serving Suggestions

    Hari Mirch Rai rass wala achar
    Hari Mirch Rai rass wala achar
    1. You should refrigerate after the initial 3 days. Use up-to 15 days for best taste and results.
    2. Serve it as a condiment with rice and breads.
    Red Mustard Seed Green Chili pickle
    Red Mustard Seed Green Chili pickle

    • Naina Joshi

      Thanks a Lot for this easy to learn receipe

      • Thnx a lot. I love all variety of Green Chili Pickle 🙂

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