Karonda Chilli Pickle

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Karonda pickled with painfully picked spices, high quality mustard oil and lot of love and effort.


I love fishing out my family recipe books, but it was just yesterday that I came across my mom’s Karonda Chilli Pickle recipe. And there I was taken aback to the beautiful carefree days of true culinary experience. Unlike these days, full of cosmopolitan food choices, yesteryear was full of granny-homemade pure recipes.

  • This is a made at home pickle, handcrafted in small batches only.
  • The colour and texture of Karonda in your jar would differ from the one in the pictures depending on the age of the pickle.
  • Each jar is 320 Gms
  • Now available in a larger and leak-proof jar.
  • GST and Shipping would be added on checkout.
  • The products are made fresh, hence it takes a longer time to process. Please allow us 2 to 4 weeks to service your request.

karonda mirchi pickle Homemade Masala Monk

karonda mirchi pickle

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A complete leak-proof jar so that you can relish every drop of it
A complete leak-proof jar so that you can relish every drop of it


Presenting my take of leaf from our home recipe book…..

Karonda is one of the many berry-like fruits believed to originate near the Himalayas. The pickle prepared from karonda along with many other quality spices is a must-try for all. Have a spoon of this yummy unique pickle with your favourite meal and you are sure to love it more!

Karonda Ka Achar – Seasonal pickle made of natal plum/karonda and Green Chilies

Karonda/Natal plum is a small-sized berry which is sour and grows abundantly on thorny bushes during monsoon season in India. White and pink when tender, it turns red to purple when it matures fully. It mainly grows in tropical and subtropical regions.

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Karonda also has a few medicinal properties such as it helps to cure worms, fungal infections, anaemia, diarrhoea, fever, skin and ear infections. Karonda is a tart berry, so it is mainly used for making pickles, chutney, jam and different types of preserves.

Right when karonda crops are small and begin to reap with tender seeds inside, the plum should be plucked as that is the best form to make pickle.

I love making different pickles and chutneys, so I got a bag of karonda from a friends farm at Tijara and made this Karonda Ka Achar.

Himalayan Karonda Chilli Pickle
Himalayan Karonda and Green Chilli


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Origin of Karonda

Karonda is one of the many berry-like fruits believed to originate near the Himalayas, though some botanists place the fruit’s origin to Java. Its natural range extends from Nepal to Afghanistan and encompasses several parts of northern India throughout that stretch.

Today, the fruit appears throughout the tropical areas of the Indian Ocean, tropical Asia, the Arabian peninsula, and stretches down to parts of Australia. Karondas is also cultivated throughout Africa. A few African countries, including Kenya and Ethiopia, have a rich history of utilizing the fruit for medicinal purposes.

Karonda’s many nom de plumes such as num num, nam phrom, and parunkila, indicate its ubiquity throughout the world. Despite the fruit’s wide native range, only a few commercial ventures process and sell the fruit.

Karonda and Mirchi

Availability of Karonda in India

Today, the fruit grows throughout several regions including the Siwalik Hills, Bihar, West Bengal, the Western Ghats, Karnataka and the Nilgiri hills. It thrives in tropical and subtropical regions without heavy rainfall.

The drought-resistant nature of the plant enables the tribal areas of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Bihar to grow the fruit on a limited scale. The Bhil tribe in Rajasthan sells karonda leaves for rolling tobacco paper to beedi manufacturers. Many of these groups also value the plant for its medicinal qualities. In the Jashpur district, for instance, the tree’s roots kill the worms in the wounds of cattle, and the Munda tribe in Chota Nagpur uses the roots to treat rheumatism.

The fruit is harvest from August to October, though unripe fruits get plucked in May and June. More specifically, the harvest in the north occurs during the summer months of May to July, and some trees in the south bloom and yield fruit sporadically year-round.

Stored traditionally
Stored in traditional Matkas to maintain the authentic flavour

How Karonda is called in different parts of India

Karonda, jungli karonda (Hindi)

Karvand (Marathi)

Karamdika (Oriya)

Chirukila, sirukilaa, kalakai (Tamil)

Kavali, vakkay (Telegu)

Karakka (Malayalam)

Health Benefits of Karonda

Karonda has a lengthy history in Indian folk medicine. Tribes in the Western Ghats use the fruit as a blood sugar stabilizer and as a guard against liver damage. As further explained by the National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, various groups have utilized the fruit as a remedy against biliousness, anaemia, parasites, worms, fungal infections, diarrhoea, microbes, wounds, skin infections, fevers, and ear infections.


• Karonda/ Natal Plum

• Green Chillies

• Mustard Oil

• Fennel Seeds

• Fenugreek Seeds

• Mustard

• Nigella Seeds

• Asafoetida

• Red Chilli powder

• Salt

• Jaggery

Net Weight:

320 gm

Shelf Life:

6 months from the date of manufacture


We are moving to FDA approved plastic jars from our previous glass jars due to technical reasons. But we believe in keeping the environment pollution free. Thus we would request you to reuse these plastic jars as these are approved by FDA and lasts decades.


We have a processing time of 7 to 14 days on all our products, however, it may take 3-4 weeks for final delivery depending on your location and pin code.

Make every meal interesting
Only the best quality ingredient used to bring out the traditional taste
Karonda Chilli Pickle by Masala Monk
Karonda Chilli Pickle by Masala Monk
Homemade Karonda Chilli Pickle
Prepared completely at home from scratch
Karonda, along with some quality spices and green chilies
Loaded with the goodness and taste of Karonda and some exotic spices
Made from Himalayan Karonda
Made from karonda cultivated in Himalayas
Natal Plum Chilli Pickle
A unique pickle loaded with medicinal properties
A unique, colourful and healthy pickle
A colourful delight to cater your monsoon ‘chatpata’ craving

What’s New?

Now available in leak-proof, tightly sealed jar that is easy to carry and spill-proof, so that you can relish every drop of this chatpata pickle in its freshest form.

Also, the new jar is bigger, because we got to know how much you love our Karonda Chilli Pickle! Thank you all for making this one of the best sellers. Keep enjoying winter chill, karonda marke .

Additional information

Weight 320 g
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 5 in

38 reviews for Karonda Chilli Pickle

  1. Asmita Mukherjee (verified owner)

    Ordered a jar of this pickle for my sister in Hyderabad. She received it on Saturday 27th of July 2019 which is pretty fast. She is now in love with this Karonda Chilli Pickle. ” sour karonda and hot chilli dance tango inside the jar . There is sharpness of chillies and the citrusy karondas just add on to it with their tartness.” , said my sister.
    Thank you Vikas Ji.

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  2. Prasad

    I am still misty eyed while I write this, when I saw this karonda pickle ,I just knew I had have this. My Naani used to make karoda mirchi chutney and I would wait every year to have it atleast once, albeit one bite of this pickle and I was transported 14 years back when I last had this wonderment as that was last I saw this and my Naani.
    Can’t thank enough the creator of this mind blowing recipe and mm for bringing this to us.
    So much so I found Vikas number on my courier slip and even called him to thank.
    My best wishes

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  3. Vikram Rajan

    #review I have been waiting to eat a karonda achar for close to 15 years now. Every punjabi dhaba I’ve eaten in, in india had a huge container of mixed veg achar to eat with rotis and sabjis. I would dig through the pickle to find just the karonde and eat them. In a decade plus that I spent in New York also, I would go to cabbie joints and ask specifically if their achaar had karonde in them. The problem was that it was almost impossible to a) find this in South India since no one knew what a karonda was and b) I myself had to Google the actual biological name and still couldn’t find the pickle. Finally Masala Monk advertised this and I couldn’t control my emotions. It finally arrived in an oily outside box and I immediately rushed to open it. Once I ate my first bite with a roti, I went misty eyed. The balance of flavors was just right. The chili served the perfect hum of heat on one’s tongue and each karonda exploded with gusto in my mouth. I hadn’t ordered from Masala Monk because the reviews all were universally excellent about the taste but reviews were negative about the shipping costs. This prevented me from ordering the green and red chili pickles, but now will order them all.

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  4. Deyashini Choudhury (verified owner)

    This is the best pickle I have ever tasted in life. Finally the burst of flavour reached my home and I’m already contemplating to order another jar cause I’m not anticipating it will last long.😊. Thank you.

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  5. Sweta Patnaik (verified owner)

    I got my order… Its really tasty. Never had karonda earlier as we don’t get in my plc. The pictures were very attractive n I wanted to try something new. Suited my taste buds. Packing wad done properly too. No damage. Good luck

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  6. Aditi Chauhan (verified owner)


    I usually don’t post reviews but just now received my packet of Karonda Aachar and its amazing.

    @Vikas Aggarwal… its just so yummy. Thank you for making it so good.

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  7. Nitin Rughwani (verified owner)

    Yours karonda pickle is really good better then the earlier one .. this is must try

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  8. Babu (verified owner)

    Bought this karonda pickle today. Delivered through DTDC. The pickle taste is different but not awesome. The cost to quantity does not justify for the taste and the plastic pet bottle, which has leaked all the oil.
    Overall it was average.

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  9. Karan Malhotra

    I ordered in Kolkata. My mom liked it very much. She is from Amritsar she loved it.

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  10. Ankit Rajyaguru (verified owner)

    Simply mindblowing taste and flavours, already ordered 2 more.

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  11. Somdatta Bhattacharya (verified owner)

    Received my order about five days back. I had never had karonda/koromcha before, though I had always heard about it and wanted to taste it. The taste was a surprise, the mix of sour and sweet. The mild heat from the chillies and the north-Indian spices in the just right proportion made this a delight. Thanks Mr Aggarwal!

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  12. Anjula (verified owner)

    Just got my karonda chilli pickle. Thanku so much. It’s yummy

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  13. Somdatta (verified owner)

    Received my order yesterday. I had never had karonda/koromcha before. The taste was a surprise. The spices and the chilli are just right.

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  14. Amar Shukla (verified owner)

    Going through reviews I was afraid its going to take longer time for delivery but surprisingly received all 3 items within 10 days. Karonda pickle is exactly prepared how it was prepared at home in childhood. Perfect blend of spices, karonda and chilly. We just loved it.
    Thanks for putting effort to match the taste of home.

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  15. Mukta (verified owner)

    Received the package a little while ago and even though lunch is long over, I eagerly opened the package and the jar to taste. It was……… yummy. Yummier. Yummiest!!
    It’s an awesome piece of craft. I really commend you guys for the fantastic items. I’m a huge fan.
    Keep up the good work and God bless.


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  16. Poonam Anoop Baijal (verified owner)

    Just received my magic Karonda pickle… Thanks Masala Monk Team and Vikas Agarwal for making it possible for me sitting and munching my childhood pickle, here in Pune city, far away from my hometown, where Karonda belongs to…😊😊 Very happy and very emotional too as each bite is sending me on flash back ride of my grandparent’s home and the food we cherished and now miss everyday, Thanks once again guys🙏😇

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  17. Sushma Saxena (verified owner)

    The thought that there are people who know karonda-mirch go so well together imparted great credibility to Masala Monk people.
    Will tell you how to consume it….pack a small lunch box with ghee parathas and this karonda-mirch…..and open the lunchbox during lunchtime….and let the mind-blowimg aroma waft…and let people eye your tiffin…..

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  18. aastha (verified owner)

    I have never had this pickle and I loved this preparation ! Its nicely seasoned, spices used are good. FYI, its not hot like a chilly pickle but is flavourful. It does not have the metallic aftertaste that pickles with preservatives have. All in all a good purchase.

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  19. Jayansh Singh (verified owner)

    Delectable pickle. Thanks to an Instagram ad, I ordered a few products from this platform and will definitely be ordering more.

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  20. Aparajita (verified owner)

    I got my pickle within a week of ordering, despite the fact that I live in a remote town of north east india! Packaging was excellent and now my entire kitchen is smelling of this delicious spicy pickle!! Had a lot of raw karondas as a kid, but never thought a pickle of karonda was possible and would also taste so great!! Great experience! Just slightly too expensive..especially the packaging cost. However the superior quality of the pickle makes up for the high price!! Thanks!!

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  21. Venkatesh Balakrishnan (verified owner)

    Having karonda pickle after a long time (haven’t had it in childhood). Like the other pickle I ordered from the same creator, this too was underseasoned, could use more oil and pickling in the sun. Hope others get better done batches!

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  22. Surjeet Kaur (verified owner)

    Thank you received the bottle… it’s really mind blowing taste

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  23. Shweta (verified owner)

    Totally yummy and a perfect crunch

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  24. Jassi Oberai (verified owner)

    Unfortunately the quality left a lot to be desired. It was too dry with almost no seasoning and oil. Taste is good and that is why I am giving it a 2 Star rating. I felt cheated after paying so much.

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  25. Bijal M (verified owner)

    Ordered first time from this store so my first product, the pictures were tempting enough to assure my order. Got the delivery much ahead of my expectations and the pickle is truly a “Party in the mouth” not over spiced like market pickles but true on the flavour of the fruit combined with mild heat of the hari mirchi.

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  26. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Enjoying the authentic and unique taste of the pickle

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  27. Vishal (verified owner)

    Needs more sunlight as d mustard oil was not done nd got pungent taste

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  28. Hiinaa (verified owner)

    Its lil too sour and not very crunchy as I had expected

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  29. NILANNJAN SINHA (verified owner)


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  30. Parmendar P. (verified owner)

    Pickle was yummy as usual.

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  31. Krithika (verified owner)

    Again a sure hit. My family used it like a snack instead of a pickle

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  32. Usha V (verified owner)


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  33. Anuradha Kale (verified owner)

    It caught fungus in 20 days. And the taste was not that great. Sorry for a very honest negative feedback.

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  34. Rahul Jadhav (verified owner)

    Not matured at all and no pickle taste , feels like eating raw Karonda. not value for money.

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  35. Amit

    Oh Man!!
    This is such an awesome pickle, each bite is a treat to the senses. The spices are so well balanced and not overwhelming like how you generally get pickles in market where all of them taste the same. Loved the guava pickle too from the same creator. Totally distinctive in taste and flavour

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  36. pandeyankita.29 (verified owner)

    I am writing this review while ordering my second jar of karonda pickle,it was really good reminded me of my mom. According to instruction I kept it in sunlight and the taste just got enhanced.But I think due to some blunder which I made the pickle got some fungus,it was really heartbreaking. So, ordering second time along with aam ka achar. Hopefully this time will taste d every bit.

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  37. Sirisha Kari (verified owner)

    Glass jar, packing and prompt delivery … Are great …
    But, taste is not up to the expectations …
    Wished to see mature reddish koronda instead of green ones …these green ones are not ready for pickling …
    Instead of tasting tangy ….they are kind of bitter ….
    Disappointed …😏

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  38. Nidhi Bahl (verified owner)

    The taste is so authentic….its just yummy……I cldn’t stop myself…everytime I came in the kitchen my hands automatically reached to it. Had it with Matthi, Paronthi, Pulao and etc etc…

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