Is eating pickle such a dangerous thing?The best food advised by elders for a simple meal, is the compulsory curd rice, with pickles. In fact, even in the North of India, I have eaten very tasty pickles.
However, of late, the doctors say that to keep one's blood pressure under control, it is always advisable to avoid pickles. Yet, I find that even those who take huge amounts of fast food and non-vegetarian food, do consume pickles.
Pickles made out of onion and tomato are very tasty and it is not possible for me to avoid them, whatever be the doctor's advise. This summer, I settled for a lesser variety of pickle -- one made out of what we call "Vadu manga" that is, the small mango.
This is a hugely popular thing in this part of the country, and even in Andhra Pradesh, where they serve it in many houses. The "aavakkai" variety, made out of sliced mango, with a huge amount of spices, is famous too, but it contains too much of oil.
What do you feel about consumption of pickles?