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Monday, March 7, 2011

Olive Pickles (জলপাই এর আচার)

Ingredients :
  1. Jolpai(olive)-1 kg
  2. Whole Garlic-3 (chopped)
  3. Whole hot red chili-10 pieces
  4. Bay leaves-3 pieces
  5. Cardamom-4 pieces
  6. Cinnamon-2 sticks
  7. Panch phoron (bengali 5 spice)-3 Tbs
  8. Mustered paste-3 Tbs
  9. Red chili powder-1 ts
  10. Turmeric powder-2 ts
  11. Vinegar-1 cup
  12. Sugar-2 cup or your choice
  13. Mustered oil-1/2 liter
  14. Salt
Procedure :
  1. Wash jolpai(olive). Boil until it become tender.
  2. Drain water and mash it.
  3. Add salt,turmeric powder,red chili powder,mustered paste and 4 Tbs mustered oil to the mashed olive and mix all of them very well and keep it in the sunlight for 4 hours.
  4. Heat oil in a deep pan. Add red chili,roast and make some half.
  5. Add bay leaves,garlic,panch foron,cinnamon,cardamom to the oil and roast it for 4-5 seconds.
  6. Now add jolpai(olive) and stir again. Add sugar and salt. Cook it for 5 minutes.
  7. Add vinegar and cook it in low heat for another 5 minutes.
  8. Now it's ready.When it become cold store it in a glass container.


  1. i'm 4 month pregnant and was craving for jolpai achar, i live in USA so i couldn't find bangali achar. i made this recipe it came exactly the way i wanted to taste. jazakallah khair.. pls keep on posting different type of bangali recipie so ppl like me who live in abroad can make those dishes!! thanx !!

  2. Where can I buy the correct green olives to make this? I also live in the US.

  3. Hi,
    You can search any Bangladeshi grocery. I think you will get the frozen one there not the fresh one.
    Thank you

  4. can i use the jar olives that are already boiled?