This young woman is on a mission to modernise Indian pickles

(Left) Fallon’s pickle range is off-the-beaten path and includes unusual variants like sweet coconut achar, cili padi achar and even an orange peel achar. Photos: FALLON HANNAH JACOB

A few years ago, Fallon Hannah Jacob, 31, started making a Kerala-style salted fish pickle from scratch after a conversation with her late uncle, who was lamenting the fact that he could no longer find these traditional fish pickles anywhere.

“My maternal grandparents are from Kerala. It was a fishing area, so the women used to preserve the fish by pickling it.

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