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Cranberries are a major commercial crop in certain American states and Canadian provinces.   About 95% of cranberries are processed into products such as juice drinks, sauce, and sweetened dried cranberries. The remaining 5% are sold fresh to consumers.  Cranberries are normally considered too sharp to be eaten plain and raw, as they are not only sour but bitter as well.  The fruit is a berry that is larger than the leaves of the plant; it is initially white, but turns a deep red when fully ripe. It is edible, with an acidic taste that can overwhelm its sweetness.

Cranberry juice is a major use of cranberries; it is usually either sweetened to make "cranberry juice cocktail" or blended with other fruit juices to reduce its natural severe tartness. Many cocktails, including the Cosmopolitan, are made with cranberry juice.  Usually cranberries as fruit are cooked into a compote or jelly, known as cranberry sauce. The berry is also used in baking (muffins, scones and cakes). Less commonly, innovative cooks use cranberries to add tartness to savory dishes such as soups and stews.  

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Here is Indian way of using Cranberry in making pickle.  Very tasty and can be used as a accompaniment for Roti, Bread, Rice even with Chips etc




You can always half the quantity if you need.

Cranberry - 7 cups
Chillipowder - 1/2 cup heaped
Salt - 1/2 cup (powdered sea salt)
Fenugreek - 1 tbsp powdered (slightly roast and powder it)
Asafoetida - 1 big piece almost 1/4 the size of lime (rock asafoetida)
Mustard - 1/2 cup (slightly roast and powder coarsely)
Lemon - juice of 4 lemons
Turmeric - 1 tsp
Gingelly oil - 1 cup
Canola oil - 1 cup



1.  Wash cranberries, dry it in the kitchen towel.  Slit open 3/4th.
2. Measure 7 cups of cranberry in big bowl.  Add the above ingredients salt, chilli powder, coarsely powdered mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, turmeric.
3. Fry the asafoetida in 1/4 tsp of oil till it pops slightly, cool, powder and add to the cranberry mixture.
4. Squeeze lemon (4) and strain it and add to the mixture.


5. Mix well until well blended.
6. Now heat both the oils nicely.  Then cool it and add to the cranberry mixture.
7. Mix everything well. Let it be in the room temperature for 24 hrs.  Give it a mix once in a while.
8. After 24 hrs you see everything is well blended and oil oozes out from the mixture. 
9. Now you can store it in sterilized jar. Refrigerate it.
10. This stays fresh for minimum 3 months if refrigerated properly.

FoodLovers  – (January 12, 2012 at 11:09 AM)  

I also make similar version your looks yumm too

Anu Nandu  – (January 12, 2012 at 11:13 AM)  

When they say be a roman in take it to another level. America ke cranberry pickle ah...super! Looks absolutely delicious and who would have thought!

Anu Nandu  – (January 12, 2012 at 11:13 AM)  

Aaah Pavi..and just realized I commented fast on your post - that never happens nowadays!

Nisha  – (January 12, 2012 at 11:42 AM)  

Nice! I've never bought or made anything with cranberries :(
Never even tried cranberry pickle! I'm tempted to taste it after seeing the pics!
By the way love your bowl ... love your props!!

Madhavi  – (January 12, 2012 at 12:22 PM)  

Perfect pickle with theplas, ahhh yummyy!!!

@lekshmi  – (January 12, 2012 at 12:59 PM)  

mouthwatering pickle.........looks great..........

Priya Suresh  – (January 12, 2012 at 1:00 PM)  

Wow unfortunately we dont get the fresh ones here, super tempting pickle;

Anonymous –   – (January 12, 2012 at 1:10 PM)  

This is just gorgeous.. how did i not think of this?? :)

FewMinute Wonders  – (January 12, 2012 at 5:38 PM)  

Your pictures look so amazing. It makes food so appetizing.

divya  – (January 12, 2012 at 6:39 PM)  

Wow thats a super delicious and wonderful looking pickle..

Home Cooked Oriya Food  – (January 12, 2012 at 8:16 PM)  

hungry for this pickle already... lovely clicks...

Jeyashris Kitchen  – (January 13, 2012 at 12:18 AM)  

sounds interesting. must taste like the small gooseberry pickle i guess. beautiful clicks

Faseela  – (January 13, 2012 at 10:45 AM)  

lovely pickle ......lovely presentation

anjana  – (January 13, 2012 at 10:48 AM)  

tempting and delicious ,beautifuly presented and perfectly done!!! truly we Indian can make delicious pickle out of any thing :)

Irene Jennings  – (December 16, 2012 at 11:15 PM)  

That is such a unique recipe for cranberries. I would love to try it out.

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Hannah Bailey  – (May 12, 2021 at 3:41 AM)  

Can I keep/store it outside at room temperature or in the refrigerator for left over pickle?

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