Posted July 28, 2012 by Hot Juan in Bloggers

Velsi’s – Fiery Mixed Chilli Pickle

Sherry Almeida from Velsi’s Spicy Goan Pickles and Curry Sauces has sent us her ‘Fiery Mixed Chilli Pickle’ to review. Sherry’s roots are from Goa, one of the few parts of India that was never under British rule, but was under Portuguese rule for almost 500 years until 1961 with the Indian army’s annexation of Goa.

Velsi's Fiery Mixed Chilli Pickle

Goa is located in the West Indian region Konkan and it the smallest state by area in India, it is a very popular tourist destination with its amazing beaches and it makes an great winter destination. Goan cuisine is famous for its rich variety of dishes with a mixture of Portuguese and Indian styles, the Chilli was introduced to Goa by the Portuguese along with Tomatoes, Pineapples, Potatoes and Cashews.

So as you can guess this is no Branston Pickle in this jar, there is not a diced root vegetable to be seen, on the top of this pickle is a layer of red oil and below that a jar packed with chillies, the smell  from the jar is an exotic mix of ginger, garlic and chillies

This is a condiment pickle, it is very rich and hot, just a quarter of a teaspoon is enough for me on it own, my mouth is a  blaze with flavours, while the oil has made sure this has hit every part of my mouth, as it cools, the ginger starts to reappear, but no is seems I can take a another..

Ingredients: Chilli (Scotch Bonnet, Finger,  Kashmiri), Oil, Vinegar, Sugar, Salt, Garlic, Ginger, Spices.

Jar kindly provided by Velsis Kitchen

WOW this stuff is good, it is the kind of pickle that can make plain boiled rice a compete delight, lets hope Sherry can get a on-line store soon and we hope to see here at some of the chilli events this will go down a storm.

At only £2.50 fror a 110g jar, this is a real bargain..

Unfortunately Sherry’s web site is not yet fully up and running but, but you can email her at or by phone on 01908 605312


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