Pickles are an important element in the Indian meals. There are sayings in Karnataka that ‘a meal is not complete without pickles’. The tradition of picking the right variety of fruit or vegetable such as Mango, Lemon, Citron, carrot and the very process of preserving them in lime solution and manufacturing process of pickles goes a long way back and it considered an art of grandmothers. Different varieties of pickles that are popular are Mango pickle, Tender Mango Pickle, also called ‘appemidi’, Mixed Pickle, Lemon Pickle, Citron Pickle, Garlic Pickle, Tamarind Thokku, Mango Thokku, Chilli Pickle, Tomato Pickle etc.,
Certain varieties of pickles from Karnataka such as Tender Mango pickle or Appemidi are a rare variety and not commonly available. They need to be made to order and form part of exclusive possession.
Kakal Brand Pickles, manufactured at Heggodu in Karnataka are now made available online through www.totalkarnataka.com tickling the taste buds of people all over India and many parts of the world.