Post published on July 13, 2022 by vspiceroute

Last post modified on August 14, 2023 by vspiceroute

Athela Marcha

Athela Marcha also called pickled green chilies is a Gujarati staple. They go along with so many Gujarati delicacies and yes a Gujarati thali is not complete without these. They taste tangy, spicy and salty and tastes absolute delicious. We have a jar of these in our fridge and here I am sharing my mother in law’s recipe who has been making them for years. It’s simple yet so addictive and I am sure you will love them. 
Course condiment, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian


  • 1 tablespoon split yellow mustard seeds can use black ones and grind them using mortar and pestle
  • Salt as needed
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp as asafetida powder
  • 8 -10 medium green chilies cut in 1/2
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice


  • Wash the chilies and dry them
  • Cut the chilies in 1/2
  • Slit the green chilies and deseed if you want less spicy
  • Fill the slit part with salt and leave for 1 hour
  • After 1 hour the chilies will release water and soften, drain the water
  • Mix split mustard seeds with salt, lime juice, olive oil, turmeric powder and asafetida powder
  • Add the softened green chilies and coat them well with mustard mixture
  • Store it in refrigerate overnight and enjoy them next day onwards with Thepla, paratha, khakra
  • Stores well in fridge for 2-3 months
Keyword athela marcha, chili pickle, mustard chili pickle, pickled chilis, raita marcha