From garden to kitchen: pickled green chillies

You may have seen these pickled green chillies at your favourite Thai, Malaysian or Singaporean restaurant, and if you've been game enough to try them, you would know that they're actually more tangy than spicy, with just a hint of sweetness and they are the PERFECT condiment for a stir fry or noodle dish.
Our chilli plants have been so heavy with fruits this year, so I decided to make some pickled chillies of my own. It's ridiculously easy and tastes great.
Pickled green chillies

10-15 green chillies
1 cup white rice vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 cup boiling water


1. Slice the green chillies and place in a medium bowl.
2. Add boiling water to chillies, and let sit for about 10 minutes.
3. Drain and place chillies in a sterilized jar. (To sterilize, boil jar and lid in hot water for 15 minutes)
4.  In a separate bowl, mix vinegar, sugar and salt, stir to dissolve.
5. Pour vinegar mix over the chillies. Top up with more vinegar if required to cover all the chillies.
6. Leave in fridge overnight.

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29 Responses to From garden to kitchen: pickled green chillies

Victoria // Oh So Pretty said...

OMG. So good. My grandma does this, and I'm seriously addicted.

Pamela RG said...

Wow Trishie, those are your own organically grown Chilli. They must taste so good. I admire your talent in the kitchen. Thank you for your comment on my Blog.

Kim Alston said...

That is awesome! There's nothing like growing your own vegetables and fruit. Those are pretty!

jo said...

I love chillies and they do look easy to make! Thanks!

xo Jo


I love having these with noodles or fried rice -- just the right tang! Thanks for sharing this how-to :)

Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

Appetizing and all natural. I like the fact that it's homemade.

Shirley Tay said...

Awesome tutorial, sweetie! I've never tried making my own. Guess it's so cheap in S'pore & easily avail, I've not motivation to diy. I'm terribly lazy! It's really good to be back blog-hopping after a month's absence! I've missed your post :) Hope you're well!

Tracy said...

I've run out of day to make these today but they are on my to-do list for tomorrow. Lots of chillies in my garden too(I think it was the hot, dry summer, they like that).

Dolce Vita said...

I LOVEEE the design of your blog, it's so cool!
And this recipe looks delicious :))

misslikey said...

I love these. Great tip!

oomph. said...

chilies scuuurr me, lol! i'm really a wimp when it comes to spicy, but i do love that you're enjoying things from your own garden. right now we have green beans, collard greens, strawberries...papaya and pineapples on the way.

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Ice Pandora said...

I think this jar of peppers
really brighten up the kitchen
as well c: xx

greenthumb said...

They look yummy,hope your keeping well.

Ann said...

It looks so good
but spicy things messes up my tummy.
Oh maybe I could just display them.

fashion-meets-art said...

mh, looks so yummy. good idea. i should visit my grandpa's garden :)
lovely greets
maren anita


Jane said...

This is great! And you grew them on your own! Lovely!

Anca said...

This looks incredible! I'm not a fan of hot or spicy but I would try these :D

HolleyGarden said...

Yum, yum, yum! I love these!

Laura Go said...

Yum Yum Yum! i love pickled chilies. Thanks for sharing!
♥ laura
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Sam said...

I absolutely love hot/spicy food and would usually have this served with Thai recipes, have to try to make it on my own, thanks!

Briseidy said...

awesome! thanks for sharing

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I've never had these, but they sound really tasty! I do like pickled banana peppers, so I need to give other pickled peppers a try. I like how easy it is to make them!

Jemma said...

This is wonderful!!! Do you know we are super crazy over green chilies and I have been looking for a recipe!
Thank you so very much!
Happy Hugs!

pretty little things said...

Me being an Indian love chilli.grt tutorial. I have these all the time. love
xo sabbi

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Vicky - Split-site PhD said...

That’s so amazing of you! It’s good that you have grown your own chillies for homemade spices anytime you want to. I was totally amazed by your idea but its grand! I find really it cool and useful at home. So, thank you for this wonderful idea and my family will love it.

Vicky from Online PhD

Amy (Oh, My) said...

Oh! My husband is so into pickling his chilis! Although he's on the hunt for a new recipe, so I will show him this one! Thanks Trishie! x

Rambles with Reese said...

Love love chillies! Miss them! You don't get too much variety here in Italy. Can't wait to go home and enjoy some in a Vietnamese noodle soup or a Thai dish!


~Lexibule~ said...

Merci pour l'idée;) Bon mercredi!!xxx