I am very new to making pickles (I have never made one before today!), but I have to admit that I am very proud of my first attempt. I am even sending one down to my Croation grandmother, who provided me with the fresh produce.
This is what I did.
Roughly cut and add to TM bowl;
1 red onion
1 capsicum (I used yellow)
1/4 cup salt
Cover with water and leave to soak for 2 hours. (don't know if this is entirely necessary, but all the traditional recipes told me to do it, so I did).
Pulse until desired consistency is reached.
1 cup raw sugar
1 cup rice vinegar (I used sushi seasoning, as that is all I had)
2 Tbsp garam masala (care of Thermomix)
2 Tsp Turmeric
Cook on Varoma on 2 for 20 minutes.
And that's it.
The consistency of the pickle was a little runny (I think it was because I get a little over zealous with the pulse), but I added a couple tbsp of cornflour and cooked it again for 15 minutes until it thickened.
Very proud of myself! It tasted delicious. Hope you like it!