Turshi Khiyar (Iraqi Pickles)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

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.


  1. Put the cucumbers in a mason jar or jars.
  2. In a pot, bring the vinegar, salt, garlic, and spices to a boil.
  3. Remove from the heat and pour over the cucumbers to the top of the jar(s). Seal the jar.
  4. Pickles will be ready within a week. Just watch for the color change.
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These are wonderful! A friend gave me some rather large cucumbers, so I cut them into spears rather than leaving them whole; otherwise, I followed the recipe. What a marvelous earthy flavor and so easy to prepare! I'm thinking that brine would be marvelous with carrots -- hoping to try that next. Thanks so much for posting.

l'ecole October 16, 2013