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Quick, Easy & Healthy – Cranberry Pickle

Quick, Easy & Healthy – Cranberry Pickle

Cranberry – one of the richest sources of Vitamin C. It is highly rich in antioxidants and deserves to be called a superfood. Since it is very tart or sour, it is difficult to consume it raw. But you can try this recipe and eat it regularly. It is easy and quick to make and goes very well with parathas, dal-rice, upma, or simple as is.

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During the fall season in Germany, we started seeing a lot of cranberries in the stores. They look so gorgeous that I got tempted to buy them and try them. I thought that they would be like blueberries or raspberries. But I tried one piece and realized that it is too hard to eat them raw. Although, after a couple of pieces I got a hang of the taste and could eat many pieces and even enjoyed eating them. But Jatin did not eat them at all. I was thinking about what I would do with such a big pack of cranberries and then someone suggested I make this pickle.

I tried this pickle just like I make my quick and instant green chili pickle. It was good and quite easy to finish. I even shared it with a friend and they loved it so much that they asked me to make a big batch for them. Then I decided to share this recipe on the blog so that everyone can make it and include this superfood in their diet.

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What is Cranberry?

Cranberry is a berry (Obviously!). These are small, round, slightly hard, red-colored fruit that is considered a superfood because of their nutritional benefits. They are rich in antioxidants, vitamins (C, K, A, E), minerals (potassium, manganese), and calcium. These can be consumed raw or cooked. You can even try dried cranberries but the store-bought ones may contain some extra sugar. So, avoid that.

Since these are very tart to be consumed raw, they are often used in juice, salads, pickles, jellies, sauces, and even in baked goods.

What are the benefits of consuming Cranberry?

Below are the health benefits of consuming Cranberries:

  1. Boosts immunity and helps fight infections
  2. Good for eyesight
  3. Improves gut health
  4. Lessen the risk of UTI (urinary tract infection)
  5. Improves metabolism and is good for digestion

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How to consume or eat Cranberries?

You can consume Amla in the following ways:

  1. Eat it as is like fruit or berry
  2. Prepare juice or add it to any fruit/vegetable juice you make
  3. Salads or prepare a salad dressing
  4. Dried Cranberries
  5. Pickled Cranberries
  6. Cranberry chutney – sweet and sour
  7. Jellies and Sauces for baked goods

How to eat Cranberry pickles?

You can eat this pickle as is. It doesn’t taste as sour or tart as raw cranberry and can be consumed quite easily. You can even pair it with some parathas, lentils (dal-rice), upma, uttapam, etc.

Easy Swaps

  1. Mustard Oil: Use any cooking oil instead.
  2. Rice Vinegar: You can use other vinegar too but adjust the amount depending on the sourness or acetic value of the vinegar.

Is this recipe Vegan?

Yes. All the ingredients used in this recipe are vegan and plant-based.

How to store Cranberry pickles?

Cranberry pickles can be stored in an air-tight container once cooled. Keep it at room temperature for around two weeks (or even more). You can even refrigerate it so that it lasts a long time.

Other Recipes – just as good

  1. Amla Fry
  2. Vegan Spinach Pesto
  3. 5-Ingredient Chickpea Hummus
  4. Instant Green Chilli Pickle

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Now grab all the ingredients because you are ready to make this healthy and nutritious cranberry pickle at home. In the fall or winter season, make it a part of your everyday diet. Trust me, it is nature’s gift for a disease-free and healthy life.

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Happy Cooking 🙂

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Quick, Easy & Healthy – Cranberry Pickle

Quick. Easy. Healthy.

Are cranberries too tart or bitter for you? Then, you must try this quick, easy, and instant cranberry pickle and enjoy this superfood every day. This is nature's gift for a disease-free and healthy life.



5 min

Prep Time

10 min

Cook Time

15 min

Total Time



  1. Wash and air dry cranberries and green chilies. We do not want any water while making pickles.
  2. Heat oil and add then add spices - cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, asafoetida, and fennel seeds. Mix and let them sizzle for a few seconds or until slightly brown. Do not burn.
  3. Add curry leaves and mix well for a few seconds.
  4. Add cranberries, green chili, salt, and amchoor. Mix everything well. Cook for a couple of minutes (4 to 5 minutes) or until cranberries turn soft (or mushy).
  5. Make the pickle as you like - soft while slightly maintaining the shape of the berries or mushy.
  6. Once cooled down, add vinegar. Mix well and store in an air-tight container. 

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