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Turshi Khiyar (Iraqi Pickles)

Pickled vegetables are part of many traditional Iraqi meals. Try them here


These are traditional Iraqi pickles. Pickled veggies are usually served as part of a typical Iraqi meal. The spice mixture in these makes them irresistible. Also, the method used here can be used for other veggies as well.


This recipe is courtesy of Cluich via Food.com

Ready in
10 m
Calories Per Serving


  • 4 Pounds pickling cucumbers
  • 4 Cups white vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/3 Cup kosher salt
  • 2 Teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 Teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 Teaspoon sugar


Put the cucumbers in a mason jar or jars.

In a pot, bring the vinegar, salt, garlic, and spices to a boil.

Remove from the heat and pour over the cucumbers to the top of the jar(s). Seal the jar(s).

The pickles will be ready within a week. Just watch for the color change.